Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame

Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame information

Location
Strasbourg , France
Address
3 place du Château
Getting there
Tram: Grand'Rue
More information
www.musees.strasbourg.org
Prices
adult/child €6.50/free
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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Occupying a cluster of sublime 14th- and 16th-century buildings, this museum harbours one of Europe’s premier collections of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance sculptures (including many originals from the cathedral), plus 15th-century paintings and stained glass. Christ de Wissembourg (c 1060) is the oldest work of stained glass in France.

Hollywood gore seems tame compared to the tortures back when Hell really was hell. Sure to scare you into a life of chastity is Les Amants Trépassés (the Deceased Lovers), painted in 1470, showing a grotesque couple being punished for their illicit lust: both of their entrails are being devoured by dragon-headed snakes.