Kammerzell House

Strasbourg, France

The Kammerzell House is one of the most famous buildings of Strasbourg and one of the most ornate and well preserved medieval civil housing buildings in late Gothic architecture in the areas formerly belonging to the Holy Roman Empire.

Built in 1427 but twice transformed in 1467 and 1589, the building as it is now historically belongs to the German Renaissance but is stylistically still attached to the Rhineland black and white timber-framed style of civil (as opposed to administrative, clerical or noble) architecture.

It is situated on the Place de la Cathédrale, north-west of the Strasbourg Cathedral, with whose rosy colour it contrasts in a picturesque way when seen from the opposite direction.

The building's inside has been decorated on all floors by lavish frescoes by Alsatian painter Léo Schnug (1878-1933). It now houses a restaurant.

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Founded: 1427
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Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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César Grajales (6 months ago)
This is a must when in Strasbourg, France. A historic place where public figures from all walks of life have eaten. Good food, great ambience.
Dongsik Kim (6 months ago)
The oldest restaurant just in front of Cathedral. Book your dinner in advance especially in the season with Christmas market. A bit pricy for food, but wine within reasonable range. Good experience on local gastronomy.
Nguyen Mai Trang (11 months ago)
One of the most beautiful houses in Strasbourg. In summer, it's a true pleasure to take a dessert on the terrace. The cathedral is just nearby.
Nassia (11 months ago)
Loved the building and the stuff was friendly. But the food is BAD. Highly overpriced, flavourless, cheap ingredients. The only thing that is maybe worth trying if you absolutely have to eat there, is the Sauerkraut.
David Crowe (13 months ago)
Great location, beautiful view of Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg. But… unless you're looking for lousy service by indifferent waiting staff, find somewhere else. Not recommended.
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