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Sainte Georg

Just a few metres from Sainte Foy stands the second famous church of Sélestat, the St-Georges Cathedral, one of the largest Gothic churches in the country. During the installation of underfloor heating, a rotunda 22 metres in diameter was discovered under the choir - probably remains of the former Carolingian palace chapel where Charlemagne celebrated Christmas. Worth seeing are the stained glass windows (1430 to 1460) with motifs from legends of saints and the sculpture-rich Renaissance pulpit made of stone, which is held by a Samson figure.

Saint Georges

Worth seeing view into the gothic nave of the church towards the organ

window Stadtresidenz Ebersmünster

Ebersmünster City Residence

This former urban residence of the Benedictine monks of Ebersmünster, begun in 1538, is a testimony of Alsatian Renaissance in Sélestat. Situated just behind the city fortifications, it served as a refuge, but also as a store for the proceeds in kind from the possession of the prelates. The Prelate's Court has hosted many famous guests. The building was acquired by the town of Sélestat in 1960.

Humanist Library

Since 1889, the Humanist Library has been housed in the Corn Hall, converted into a museum, and has its roots in 1452. It houses ancient manuscripts such as the 7th century Merovingian lecturer and Sainte Foy's miracle book.

Hall of the Humanist Library Library Arsenal Sainte Barbe

The former armoury Arsenal Sainte Barbe am Place da e la Victoire houses a beautiful ballroom. At the top is a stork's nest.

Tour de l’horloge

The gate tower "Tour de l'horloge". It belongs to the fortifications of the city and dates back to the 14th century..


in the old town we discovered many beautiful alleys and squares.

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