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Unusual Strasbourg: the Büchmesser

Located at the corner of rue Mercière and place de la Cathédrale, the belly-measuring column, or “Büchmesser” in Alsatian, was built in 1567 and restored in 2016. This pink sandstone column is a Strasbourg icon and the vestige of a tradition dating back to the 14th century.  The bourgeois members of the City Council would use it […]