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Unusual Strasbourg: the “Devil’s Wind”

Legend has it that the Devil once was travelling the world, riding on the back of the Wind. As he rode through Strasbourg, he saw his own image carved into the façade of the Cathedral. Flattered and curious, he entered the Cathedral to see if there were any more sculptures of him, but he was chased off and ran away so quickly that he left the Wind behind. 

Ever since, the Wind has run in circles around the Cathedral, impatiently waiting for the Devil to come back outside.

That’s why you can almost always feel a breeze blowing around the Cathedral.