Inside Notre Dame Cathedral
The high vaulted ceilings and beautiful stained glass windows draw your attention as soon as you enter the Strasbourg Cathedral. The rose window, which is nearly 50 feet in diameter, is unique in that it has ears of wheat instead of the more traditional pictures of saints. The organ, which is just over 65 feet tall, dates back to 1489.
One very popular attraction inside the church is 59 foot tall astronomical clock that was first built in 1352. The current mechanism was built in 1842 and when the clock strikes the hour miniature statues begin to move and a rooster crows and flaps its wings. The clock was unfortunately being refurbished during our visit so there was scaffolding all around it.