"The Musee de l'Oeuvre Notre-Dame" Strasbourg Things to Do Tip by hquittner
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To the south of the cathedral is the Place du Chateau. On its south side is a Gothic gabled building of 1347 and a more recent Renaissance wing of the 16C and other additions which are the Musee de l'Oeuvre. Inside the museum are many of the pieces of the original sculpture of the cathedral which are thus protected from the elements. It allows one to get close to much that is far off on the building such as the lion cubs along the upper part of the main gable or the adjacent beautiful tracery. One can see the Foolish Virgins and the Church and the Synagogue of the south transept (examples of the earliest great Gothic sculptures extant). There are pieces of stained glass of that century, early fine statues from many destroyed churches, tapestries and a group of fine paintings from the German area of the 15 and 16C such as works by Hans Baldung (Grien} (A Madonna and Child) and Martin Schongauer (Death of the Virgin).
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