The Astronomical Clock

© Philippe DE REXEL
  • The Astronomical Clock

    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: between 11.35 and noon at the South portal (place du Château).

    No film projection on Sundays or holidays.

    Strasbourg City Card
    Public transport
    Ligne A, D - Arrêt : Langstross Grand'Rue
    Type of place
    Religious site
    30 min
    Adult rate : 4 € Child rate : 2 € Group rate : 3 € Free for children (age limit) : 6 years Group (minimum number of people) : 12 Other special offers : €3 (students, groups > 12 people) - €2 (6-17 years)
    Daily (except Sundays and feast days): film screening and procession of the 12 apostles at noon.

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  • Daily (except Sundays and feast days): film screening and procession of the 12 apostles at noon.
Place de la Cathédrale
67000 Strasbourg
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