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 closed until further notice.
All tourism activities are suspended.
However, you can still reach our staff by email: [email protected] from Monday to Friday.
Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas
Due to worsening health conditions, the chalets of the Christmas markets will not take place in the city this year.
The magic and spirit of Christmas will still reign supreme with illuminations and our great Christmas Tree.
More information coming soon…
In Strasbourg, you must wear a face covering throughtout the city, even outside.