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The Nativity Scene Tour

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The nativity scenes are on show at the Episcopal Palace in Rue Brulée, Strasbourg Cathedral, in the windows of the shops along Rue des Juifs, Place du Château, and the Musée Alsacien [Alsatian Museum].   

The nativity show at Strasbourg Cathedral

An essential symbol during the Christmas period, come and discover a unique addition this year: the living nativity show, which recounts the magic of the night of the Nativity through various performances. Come and see the nativity actors and animals in a warm and friendly atmosphere. 

23 and 24 November, 30 November and 1 December, 7 and 8 December, 14 and 15 December, 21 and 22 December, every 20 min from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Place du Château.
For all ages – Free of charge

The cathedral’s large nativity scene 

The Cathedral’s large nativity scene portrays five scenes: the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Adoration of the Magi and the Presentation at the Temple.
From 23 November to 2 February, in the southern side aisle of the Notre-Dame Cathedral from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (except Sunday mornings) and from 12:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
For all ages – Free of charge

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Nativity scene shrine at Alsatian Museum  

This nativity scene shrine is exceptional due to its size, composition and excellent preservation. It is part of the tradition of “paradise box” reliquaries made in monasteries in the 18th century, which depicted the Nativity in a setting filled with flowers and animals. In a window display decorated with golden paper, the nativity scene is composed of brightly covered Provençal nativity figures, placed in a setting teeming with paper shapes, depicting plants, clouds, and straw.

It is testament to the devotion to creating nativity scenes, a practice primarily adopted among Catholic families. 

Open from Monday to Sunday (except Tuesdays), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., closed on 25 December and 1 January. Prices: €6.50 (reduced price €3.50), free for under 18s.