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80 Minute Strasbourg Sightseeing Tour by Pedicab
"Our 80 min tour comprises all the important sightseeing spots of Strasbourg: Petite France Neustadt and the European institutions.On your pedicab you will go from the Petite France (old town) area of the city the tanner’s quarter the covered Bridges and the Vauban dam to the Neustadt (imperial district) and will see the key tourist spots in town: Notre Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral Le Palais des Rohan and La place de la République and its neoclassical public buildings. You will pass along the river by the European district and Parc de l’Orangerie as well as the ARTE television headquarters. If you’re short on time a""
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Sightseeing Tour of Strasbourg by Pedicab
"Choose one of our two 1 hour circuits:1. City center tour (Petite France and Neustadt)On your pedicab you will go from the Petite France area of the city to the Neustadt and will see the key tourist spots in town. Along the way on your pe the covered Bridges and the Vauban dam Notre Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral Le Palais des Rohan and La place de la République and its neoclassical public buildings. 2. European institutions and NeustadtYou will pass along the river by the European district and Parc de l’Orangerie as well as the ARTE television headqu""Explore Strasbourg in a relaxed way on a pedicab as you are taken round the main points of interest in the city.title=Highlights&1=1-hour+sightseeing+tour+of+Strasbourg+by+Pedicab&2=Choose+between+two+different+itineraries&3=See+La+Petite+France%2C+Notre+Dame+de+Strasbourg+and+the+Covered+Bridges&4=Visit+the+European+District+and+Parc+de+l%E2%80%99Orangerie&5=Get+i
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Private Tour: Strasbourg and Black Forest Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Start the day with a hotel pickup or meet your private guide in central Frankfurt. Then leave the city by air-conditioned vehicle and travel to the northern edge of Germany's enchanting Black Forest Schwarzwald to discover the sunny Baden-Württemberg region of deep-green woodland and mountains. As you travel chat about the area and take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The beauty of having a private guide is that any commentary is tailored to your interests.After roughly two hours on the road arrive in Baden-Baden an elegant Black Forest spa town with tree-lined avenues
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Musee de l'Oeuvre Notre-Dame Tips (19)

Museum of L’Oeuvre Notre-Dame

Museum of L’Oeuvre Notre-Dame is situated in front of southern wall of Strasbourg Cathedral, so you will no miss it. Museum is billeted in two buildings, first one was built in 1347 and second in 1585. Museum was created to preserve cultural heritage such as artifacts of fine and decorative arts, sculptures and etc. from Cathedral and different churches and monasteries of Strasbourg and Alsace. The oldest artifact are dated to XII century and situated in the beginning of exhibition. They are stained-glass windows, Romanesque columns with carved capitals from cloisters. If you are interested to learn something new about medieval culture of West Europe and especially Holy Roman Empire of German Nation then this museum is “must see” place for you and thirty nine halls full of artifacts are waiting for you.
Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod.
Admission is 4 Euros (or 6 Euros for so-called day pass authorizing you to visit twelve museums on that day).
Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. Closed on Monday.

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Mar 21, 2016

Hall of Masons

Hall of Masons in Museum of L’Oeuvre Notre-Dame is place of preservation and exhibition where you can see many original statues from Strasbourg Cathedral, several churches and Hospitals. The most remarkable are statues of Magi from Northern Portal of Strasbourg cathedral. For me personally and as usual the most interesting is the statue in full suit of plate armor typical for end of XV century. Bas-relieve with two infantrymen made in 1491 as part of the scene of Resurrection with sleepy guardians will be interesting for anybody who is interested in the history of medieval warfare, arms and armor. Other statues provide a lot of information on fashion of late middle ages.
Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod.
Admission is 4 Euros (or 6 Euros for so-called day pass authorizing you to visit twelve museums on that day).
Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. Closed on Monday.

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Mar 21, 2016

Some original statues from Cathedral

Museum of L’Oeuvre Notre-Dame has special hall to exhibit some original statues from Strasburg Cathedral. They were removed and replaced by copies in order to preserve them for future generations. Here you can see statues of King Solomon and lions, saints and prophets. You are also going to see statues of Virgins personifying vices and virtues of Christianity. For people like me, especially interesting will be the statue of knight in chain mail hauberk and hoses typical for second part of XIII and first quarter of XIV centuries but since he is armed with late Romanesque sword we can surely say this statue was made in second part of XIII century. There are a lot of interesting small details such as statues of hares, gryphons and etc.
Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod.
Admission is 4 Euros (or 6 Euros for so-called day pass authorizing you to visit twelve museums on that day).
Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. Closed on Monday.

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Mar 21, 2016

Bishop’s tomb

Museum of L’Oeuvre Notre-Dame boasted with the tomb of Berthold II the Bishop of Strasbourg. This tomb was originally situated in the Saint Catherine Chapel of Strasbourg Cathedral founded by the bishop Berthold of Bucheck in 1331. Chapel was built between 1340-1345 by master Geriach to house altars and the tomb of the bishop. According to habits of that time, the founder of the church or chapel had special right and privilege to be buried in founded church or chapel. Unfortunately only part of his splendid tomb survived till nowadays. During the Reformation his tomb was removed from cathedral in XVI century. Side panels of his tomb were decorated with bas-relieves showing men-at-arms of mid of XIV century. It was time when knights or men-at-arms (not any heavy armored and armed, mounted warrior was knighted) still relied on their old good chainmail hauberks and houses. But it was the time when coat-of-plates to protect torso, combined studded and full iron gauntlets, leather and iron grieves, knee cops, vambraces and rerebraces were appearing and step by step replacing usual chainmail. This sepulcher is invaluable source of information on arms and armor of men-at-arms in Holy Roman Empire of German Nation in mid of XIV century. Must see thing for all military historians and researchers interested in history medieval warfare.
Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod.
Admission is 4 Euros (or 6 Euros for so-called day pass authorizing you to visit twelve museums on that day).
Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. Closed on Monday.

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Stained-glass windows of XIV-XV centuries.

Museum of L’Oeuvre Notre-Dame has no big but excellent collection of stained-glass windows of XIV-XV centuries. I’m always interested in contemporary images of military mea, arms, armor and different kind of weapon. And here I found image of mounted knight of beginning of XIV century when military aristocracy still relied on chainmail hauberks and hoses. I also found two stained-glass windows made in beginning of XV century with two sleepy guardians from the scene of Resurrection. Here we can see armor, tabards and jupons of that period when Hundred Years war was resumed and Hussite Wars started.
Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod.
Admission is 4 Euros (or 6 Euros for so-called day pass authorizing you to visit twelve museums on that day).
Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. Closed on Monday.

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Mar 20, 2016

Altarpiece from Ivo Strigel Workshop

Among my favorite artifacts in Museum of L’Oeuvre Notre-Dame is the Altarpiece of Virgin Mary made in famous workshop of Ivo Strigel during the end of XV century. Ivo Strigel (1430-1516) was living and working at Memmingen, Bavaria. At the center you can see Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus. On the left is Saint Florian, this military saint is shown as usually pouring the water on burning hose. Traditionally Saint Florian is the Patron Saint of firefighters, policemen and soldiers. He wears suit of gothic full plate armor of German type. On the right from Virgin Mary is unidentified saint. On the left panel you can see Saint Florinus and on the right panel you can see Saint Luis the King of France. At lower panel you can see Jesus in the center among his twelve Saint Apostles. You can easily identify Saint James, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Andrew.
Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod.
Admission is 4 Euros (or 6 Euros for so-called day pass authorizing you to visit twelve museums on that day).
Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. Closed on Monday.

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Mar 19, 2016

Gothic Fine Art

Museum of L’Oeuvre Notre-Dame suggests to your attention excellent collection of gothic fine arts especially collection of painting painted in XV century. Among of Great Masters of XV century museum has the Conrad Witz (1400-1445 or 1447) icon “Saint Mary Magdalene and Saint Catherine of Alexandria” painted about 1440. This painter was born in Baden-Wurttemberg and died in Swiss cantons and he was definitely among the best European painter of first quarter of XV century. You also can see works of unknown local painter know as the Master of Strasbourg who worked here between 1480 and 1490. Museum has his paintings with the scenes of “Admitting Pilgrims in Hospital” and “Arrest of Saint James of Zebedee”. And of course you will be able to see many other masterpieces created by the painters of XV century and familiarize with culture in Holy Roman Empire of German Nation during that time.
Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod.
Admission is 4 Euros (or 6 Euros for so-called day pass authorizing you to visit twelve museums on that day).
Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. Closed on Monday.

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Mar 19, 2016

Gothic sculpture

Museum of L’Oeuvre Notre-Dame suggests to your attention although no big but excellent collection of High Gothic sculpture of XV century. I especially like statue of Saint Martin of Tours dividing and sharing his cloak with a beggar made about 1440. They have excellent sculpture group from Crucifixion with statues of Centurion Longinus and Saint Joseph of Arimathea, made in Strasbourg between 1470 and 1478. Centurion Longinus is in full suit of gothic plate armor of German type. And then you are going to see five busts of so-called leaning men. All busts were made in Strasbourg between 1470 and 1480 for local hospitals as then the pilgrim hostels were called. All busts preserved their original colors and they are still polychrome. Such sculptures are rich source of information on life, fashion and armor of XV century in Holy Roman Empire of German Nation.
Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod.
Admission is 4 Euros (or 6 Euros for so-called day pass authorizing you to visit twelve museums on that day).
Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. Closed on Monday.

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Mar 19, 2016

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Examples of XVI century art

Among many artifacts created in first third of XVI century Museum of L’Oeuvre Notre-Dame possesses some good painting with military saints are painting of Hans Baldung Grien showing Saint George and Saint Matthias painted in 1530. Saint George is especially good in splendid armors of that period. You are going to find there excellent stained-glass window with Saint Martin of Tours sharing his cloak with a beggar, created between 1510 and 1520. Painting with Jesus before Pilate was painted in 1535 by Wilhelm Stetter in his very specific manner. I mention only artifacts I especially liked during my visit, but museum has much more in permanent exhibition.
Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod.
Admission is 4 Euros (or 6 Euros for so-called day pass authorizing you to visit twelve museums on that day).
Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. Closed on Monday.

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Mar 18, 2016

Art of the first quarter of XVI century

Museum of L’Oeuvre Notre-Dame has good collection of artifacts made in first quarter of XVI century. Among them you are going to see the Altarpiece of Saint Sebastian made in Alsace in 1520. At the center you can see statues of Saint Martyr Sebastian, Roman Emperor, Official and two crossbowmen shooting crossbow bolts at Saint Martyr. Soldiers are dressed according to fashion of first quarter of XVI century, they armed with crossbows with wooden bow. Also you can see the quivers for bolts. One crossbowman uses cranequin to reload his weapon. On the side panels you can see Saint Lawrence and unknown Saint in Papal tiara, probably this is mythical Pope Chiryak the character from the story about Saint Ursula. On the right hand side you can see another unknown Saint and Saint Rock. Lower panel shows scenes of the Passions of Christ including Road to Calvary, Crucifixion and Lamentation. This panel was obviously was painted much earlier than altarpiece itself because all warriors are in armor typical for 1470-1495. This altarpiece is another excellent source of information on fashion, arms and armor of second part of XV-th and first quarter of XVI centuries.
Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod.
Admission is 4 Euros (or 6 Euros for so-called day pass authorizing you to visit twelve museums on that day).
Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. Closed on Monday.

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Mar 18, 2016

Decorative table of first quarter of XVI century

Museum of L’Oeuvre Notre-Dame suggests to your attention very interesting and informative artifact. This is decorative table made in first quarter of XVI century. Table decorated with the pictures usually known as the Life Circle of Wheel of Life. Together with Wheel of Fortune it was very popular theme in Medieval Europe. Here, in clockwise, you are going to see the pictures of life of a noble from the moment of his birth till his death and funeral. You can see as a boy is playing with his toys such as windmill and hobbyhorse, then he gets education reading the book, then he became young noble. Then you can see how he takes part in tournament, here is shown typical German type of Knightly Tournament known in Holy Roman Empire as Rennzeug. After that we can see a knight in full suit of plate armor of Maximillian type. And so on, until our hero starts using crutches for walk and dies. This table decorated with such picture provides us a lot of knowledge about the life and death in first quarter of XVI century.
Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod.
Admission is 4 Euros (or 6 Euros for so-called day pass authorizing you to visit twelve museums on that day).
Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. Closed on Monday.

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Mar 18, 2016

Interiors of XVI century

Museum of L’Oeuvre Notre-Dame posses full room furniture and other stuff including paintings to provide you some notion about interior of houses in XVI century. It is good chance to have a trip to XVI century and learn how wealthy people lived in the cities.
Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod.
Admission is 4 Euros (or 6 Euros for so-called day pass authorizing you to visit twelve museums on that day).
Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. Closed on Monday.

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