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La Maison Kammerzell and the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg

The Kammerzell house greeted me just as I was about to enter the square around the Cathédrale Notre-Dame of Strasbourg. It is a detailed house full of beautiful windows.

The simplified style of the Middle Ages was replaced by decorative carvings. The Kammerzell House perfectly illustrates this preference for abundant carvings. Located in place de la Cathédrale, this building owes its name to the grocer Jean-François Kammerzell who acquired it during the 19th century. Its facades feature various wooden sculptures around 75 windows over three floors. Various scenes and images are represented here. Just like the Maison des Tanneurs, Kammerzell House demonstrates the predominance of half-timbering which appeared during this period.

Source: Ville de Strasbourg website


Cathedral’s official website

French city with a German accent (New York Times article – very nice description of Strasbourg)

Website with pictures of Strasbourg in the past
Google map

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  • Seesaw June 20, 2006, 10:45 pm

    Fantastic architecture, excellent shot!

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