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Why visit Strasbourg?

Capital of the Grand Est regionStrasbourg has also been the parliamentary capital of Europe since 1949. Its historic center of the Big Island is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and deserves to be visited. But it’s not just its heritage that makes it successful: its cuisine, its famous Christmas market, its bars-restaurants are the success of Strasbourg. It is a city where it is very pleasant to stroll. The covered bridges, the Petite France district, the Palais des Rohan, Notre-Dame cathedral or the Kammerzelle house are not to be missed. The city of Strasbourg is dynamic, cultural and nature is close by. Alsatian wines, beers, flammekueche, sauerkraut… Alsatian specialties bring joy to the visitor’s heart!

To make the most of your stay in Strasbourg, you will find our best advice in this guide.

Main places of interest in Strasbourg

To help you organize your stay in Strasbourg, we have listed the visits and places of interest to do in Strasbourg.

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Where to stay in Strasbourg?

Very close to Germany, Strasbourg is the seventh largest city in France. As the city is home to major European institutions, it has a large choice of accommodation of all types. To be at the heart of Strasbourg heritage, what could be better than staying in the historic district? There are many half-timbered houses, most of the historic centers and shops. A few steps away, the quaint neighborhood of the Little France has a mad charm. The area near the station will not be a bad choice either, especially during the Christmas market. Finally, you can also opt for a luxurious hotel near the European Parliament, or in Krutenau, a bohemian but trendy district.

We help you find the neighborhood where to put your suitcases!

Cultivate

Monument

Strasbourg, Cathedral Visiting Notre-Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral: tickets, prices, timetables
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entertain

Events

The 10 most beautiful Christmas markets in Alsace
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Workshops

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To move

For your holidays or your weekends, Strasbourg is full of natural spots, offering a vast playground for those who practice outdoor activities.

Air

alsatian parachute Where to skydive in Alsace?
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Let yourself be guided

Weekends

Strasbourg, Alsace, France.  Medieval bridge Ponts Couverts and Barrage Vauban. 9 unusual romantic weekends in Strasbourg
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Self-guided tours

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To escape

Big spaces

Alsace wine route Visit the Alsatian wine route and vineyards from Strasbourg
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Urban

Walks around Strasbourg 11 walks around Strasbourg
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Get informed

Advice

Preparing well for your stay in Strasbourg also means anticipating your budget and your travels. We offer you here detailed maps and plans to find your way around Strasbourg as well as some advice on the budget to plan and how to optimize your expenses!

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Rentals

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How and where to rent a motorhome around Strasbourg? How and where to rent a Motorhome in the Strasbourg region?
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Transfers

The central position of Strasbourg as well as the presence of the European institutions make the city easily accessible. In a few hours drive and less than an hour by plane from Paris, Lyon and the major German cities, coming to Strasbourg is easy by car, bus, train or by air. From the airport, the Strasbourg stationlocated in the city, can be reached in eight minutes.

If you need to park your vehicle, inexpensive parking solutions exist, especially at the airport. We explain everything to you in detail!

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To see also in Strasbourg

If you still have time in Strasbourg after your visit to the historic monuments and pretty canals, why not go on an adventure on the Alsace wine route? The wines are sweet and authentic and it’s another way to approach the local culture. By staying in the city itself, you will already have the chance to admire the oldest white wine in the world stored in barrels, in the Historic cellar of the Strasbourg hospices !

Of course, if you come in December, you can taste other sweet and savory regional specialties at the Strasbourg Christmas market. In summer, when it is too hot, swimming in the surrounding lakes is pure pleasure.

Finally, throughout the year, the Strasbourg Pass allows you to combine visits, bike rental, boat trips and shows, at preferential rates.

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When to go to Strasbourg

Strasbourg appreciates in summertime, when the weather is nice and warm, when the flowers are most in full bloom, the terraces open, the vines full of grapes. If you are too hot, the Vosges will bring you freshness.

harvest season, offers beautiful colors, a mild temperature: it is therefore another season that we recommend for your stay.

Finally, in December, Alsace is adorned with a thousand and one lights and enchants young and old alike with its Christmas markets. Mulled wine helps to withstand the dry winter cold!

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