A Renaissance masterpiece, the Astronomical Clock is a result of the combined work of artists, mathematicians and technicians. Swiss clockmakers, sculptors, painters and automaton designers all worked together to produce this superb attraction. The current mechanism dates from 1842.
The main attraction of the clock is its animated figures which come out to delight the public every day at half past noon. During this performance, visitors are treated to views of the different ages of life, personified by a child, a teenager, an adult and an old man, who all parade past Death. Higher up, the apostles have their own parade, before Christ. Their journey is accompanied by the beating of wings and the sound of a large cock crowing. In front of the Clock visitors can admire the huge Pillar of Angels which offers a highly original representation of the Last Judgment.
Entrance for individuals and groups: South portal.
No film projection on Sundays or holidays.
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Due to the health situation, the visitor centre of the Strasbourg Tourist Office is currently closed.
However, you can still reach our staff by email: [email protected] from Monday to Friday.
The whole team is looking forward to welcoming you again from May 19th.