Place Kléber is a showcase of Strasbourgeois buildings that trace the city’s history from the Middle Ages to the present day. Amended many times, it is an absolute must-see when visiting Strasbourg. The central statue represents the Strasbourgeois General Jean-Baptiste Kléber (1840), hero of the Napoleonic era who was assassinated in Cairo. It even appears that his ashes were buried in the base ...
Place Kléber, 67000 Strasbourg
This long building that occupies the entire north side of Place Kléber has a neoclassical facade. It was built for military housing. It name comes from the word for dawn, “aube”, when orders were given to the soldiers. Damaged during the conflict of 1870, its interior architecture and its decorations were redesigned in a modern art style by Hans Arp, his wife and the Dutchman Theo van Doesburg.
Petite Boucherie (1901)
4 Rue de la Haute-Montée, 67000 Strasbourg
La Petite Boucherie is connected to the Aubette by a canopy. At the entrance, the floor is made of a beautiful mosaic in the colors of the coat of arms of the city of Strasbourg. Its beautiful facade was inspired by Gothic art and the German Renaissance. The statues that flank the entrance are of two local public figures.
The Grande Percée
The "Great Breakthrough" was a project of major reorganization of the urban layout that took place during the 20th century to aerate the city center and connect the train station to the port and the exchange district.
It was undertaken along the streets Rue du 22 novembre, Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, Rue de la Division Leclerc and Rue de la Première Armée.
Protestant Church of Saint Pierre Le Jeune
Place Saint Pierre le Jeune, 67000 Strasbourg
April through October, Monday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. ; Tuesday to Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ; Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
November through March: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday mornings are reserved services.
Guided tours possible. Information and reservation: tel : 03 88 32 41 61 .
Accessible to those with reduced mobility.
Several religious buildings were located on this site between the 7th century until a collegiate church was erected in 1031 by the bishop of the city. Of this building, the Romanesque belltower remains (late 12th century). The choir was completed in 1290 and the nave in 1320, the date of the consecration of the church by Alsatian Pope Leo IX.
This church has a number of masterpieces, in particular the Gothic jube from the 14th century, frescoes from the same period (including the fabulous fresco of the Navicella), and its peaceful cloister in which we find almost 80 graves (14th to the 16th century). At that time the church of Saint Pierre le Jeune was dedicated to Catholic worship. It became Protestant under the influence of the Reformation in 1524, to once again become Catholic when Strasbourg was annexed to France under Louis XIV in 1681.
Two centuries later, a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Pierre le Jeune was built, and this church was yet again returned to Protestant worship. A Silbermann organ sits above the jube (1780).