La maison Kammerzell, timbered house masterpiece

must – historical monument
La maison Kammerzell, timbered house masterpiece

Both restaurant and historical monument, Kammerzell is a remarkable late Gothic building with a half-timbered facade that reveals the essence of regional art through the centuries.

Built in 1427 and now classed as a historic monument, this singular building houses the famous restaurant of the same name since the 19th century, and is a must on any visitor's agenda. The elaborately carved wooden facade frames a remarkable collection of stained-glass windows.

They permit an intimate and cosy light to bathe the inner maze of small rooms and alcoves, which are so convivial for an evening with friends. On the ground floor, there are allegorical frescoes by the Alsatian artist Leo Shnug, defender of German mythology, not to mention the medieval vaults and the monumental 16th-century stone spiral staircase that reflect the splendour of the past. On the first floor, some of the exceptionally comfortable rooms offer stunning views of the cathedral.

The Kammerzell Brasserie, one of the most beautiful in the world, hosts festive dinners around a traditional menu whose international reputation is in perfect harmony with its legendary setting. Patricia Schulz (1,000 Places to See Before You Die) is quite right in including it in her book, so do not miss it.

Maison Kammerzell
16 place de la Cathédrale
67000 Strasbourg

+33 (0)3 88 32 42 14