Maison Kammerzell

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  • Ruediger K.

    The Haus Kammerzell (also Kammerzellhaus, French: Maison Kammerzell, Alsatian: Kammerzellhüs) is a converted bourgeois half-timbered house and the most famous secular building in Strasbourg. It was originally built in 1427, but rebuilt several times, for the first time in 1467. From this year, the stone ground floor is preserved to this day. In 1571, the cheese trader Martin Braun acquired the building and in 1589 added three slightly projecting floors with the richly preserved carved façade and three attic floors. The façade shows both secular and sacral elements and reflects biblical approaches as well as influences of Greco-Roman antiquity and the Middle Ages. In 1892 the building was extensively restored. In 1905, murals by Léo Schnug were created inside the building.

    The Haus Kammerzell is considered one of the most beautiful half-timbered houses of late German Gothic, comparable to the (1944 burned) salt house in Frankfurt am Main or the (rebuilt) Knochenhaueramtshaus in Hildesheim, but is in contrast to these preserved in original substance.

    The house stands on the north side of the Cathedral Square (Place de la Cathédrale), to the side of Strasbourg Cathedral, and houses a restaurant ("Maison Kammerzell") and a small hotel (9 rooms).

    Haus Kammerzell is the birthplace of the fictive detective character Honoré Langustier.

    Source: wikipedia

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    • November 23, 2019

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    The half-timbered house Maison Kammerzell is an old merchant's house and today a popular place for locals and tourists, serving traditional cuisine. The remarkable building was built in 1427, rebuilt in 1467 and equipped in 1589 with its fascinating carving façade. The name Maison Kammerzell dates back to its owner in the 19th century. From 1891 to 1892 the building was completely restored. A façade is decorated with zodiac signs under the windows. In the interior of the restaurant you will find elaborate murals by Leo Schnug (1878-1933). From the outdoor terrace you have a beautiful view of the action on the Cathedral Square.
    Source: strassburg.eu/maison-kammerzell

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    • December 29, 2017

  • Gerd

    The Kammerzell House (also Kammerzellhaus, French: Maison Kammerzell, Alsatian: Kammerzellhüs) is the most famous secular building in Strasbourg. It is a bourgeois half-timbered house built in 1427 and rebuilt in 1467, which received a rich carved façade in 1589.
    It is considered one of the most beautiful half-timbered houses of late German Gothic, comparable to the (1944 burned) salt house in Frankfurt am Main or the (rebuilt) Knochenhaueramtshaus in Hildesheim, but is in contrast to these preserved in the original substance.
    The house stands on the north side of the Cathedral Square (Place de la Cathédrale), to the side of Strasbourg Cathedral, and houses a restaurant ("Maison Kammerzell") and a small hotel (9 rooms).
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • January 6, 2017

  • Rrrrrrr

    very impressive; The sight should be enjoyed with a drink

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    • November 27, 2019

  • Felix

    A nice hotel with a restaurant. It tastes good too.

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    • October 30, 2018

  • Thomas F

    The house stands on the north side of the cathedral square to the side of Strasbourg Cathedral. Drin is a restaurant and a small hotel.

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    • March 2, 2019

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Location: Bas-Rhin, France

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