Flying Buttresses and Gargoyles
Spires and Rose Windows
Stained glass windows: Redone in modern style and original style
Imperial German Quarter
Across the river from the cathedral stands a collection of buildings constructed by the Germans in the late 1800's. With a strategy of building, the Emperor Wilhelm II hoped to create a positive feeling toward Germany. Each of the structures were built to reflect a different style of architecture seen in Germany.
- Temple Neuf
The rounded arched windows and castle-like appearance give Temple Neuf the appearance of a Romanesque structure. It is however, a Protestant Church built in the Romanesque Style, but constructed much more recently.
- Anc Temple de Garnison
Anc Temple de Garnison is an unfortunate reminder of the side-effects of war. All that remains of this Protestant Church built also built in modern times, but in the Gothic style is the tower. Fire and World War II destroyed the rest.
Eglise St. Vincent
Although the facade was renovated and the city has been working on the cathedral over the past 30 years, additional restoration is required.
Eglise Ste. Segolene
Construction of this Gothic Cathedral began in 1250, but chapels have sat on the site since 800.
Musee de la Cour d'Or
Musee de la Cour d'Or is a gigantic art museum that contains pieces ranging from abstract to Roman. Walking through the museum took us on a virtual journey through time, and the older the pieces became the more we knew about them - (see our History Study page). Roman mosaics, stones carved with Celtic knots and the mix of Roman and Celtic cultures which brought Europe into the middle ages......... it was fascinating to see such a great combination of treasures.