Things to do in Strasbourg

Top Things to Do in Strasbourg

Things to Do in Strasbourg

Top Attractions in Strasbourg


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  • Ingeborg56
    Oslo, Norway2 288 contributions
    The area is perfect for a stroll looking at the old houses, narrow streets, the channel, great shops, restaurants and a beautiful cathedral. I loved it!
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • tdsjjd
    Bromyard, UK481 contributions
    Stunning sculpture. Awe inspiring tower. Very busy square. Lots of restaurants nearby.
    Lovely buildings around the square
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • Off their P
    Manchester, UK3 475 contributions
    This was our first time in Strasbourg but certainly won’t be our last. It was just a name of a city until we visited but now I can understand why this is so popular and was extremely impressed by everything about it.

    The whole of the centre has UNESCO heritage attached to it and no wonder. A mix of architecture is from centuries ago are all different and all extremely beautiful.

    We did have a map but preferred just to wander amongst it and get lost in the beauty. Lots of individual shops, nice bars and restaurants along with beautiful and historic churches and so on.

    Absolutely fantastic!
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Clarissa Lambert
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg10 contributions
    It is such a wonderful park. The park is huge and there is so much. There is at least 2 restaurants. A wonderful lake where you can rent boats to row. You can also eat at small areas for some really good snacks. It is also possible to see some storks, the animal of Strasbourg. You can easily lay down on the grass to relax or have a really nice picnic.
    Written 31 May 2022
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  • David R
    Neutral Bay, Australia1 319 contributions
    Any tour around Petit France should include Vauban's impressive structure. The setting also provides fab views from the top outdoor gallery.
    Written 25 January 2022
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  • ThatWoodseh
    Bournemouth, UK16 contributions
    Strasbourg is a beautiful city, the lights and decorations are so wonderful.
    I booked an apartment that overlooked the breathtaking cathedral. I loved watching from the apartment window all the people scurrying around the market like little ants. I felt like Ebenezer Scrooge looking down on them like that bit at the end of 'a christmas carol' when he wakes up and he's good now.
    I wanted to shout down "you boy, what day is it?" but I didn't.
    The main highlight other than lights, decorations and beautiful architecture is all the glorious food and drink. I always think mulled wine is a nice idea until I drink it but the mulled wine I had in Strasbourg was bloody delicious, I drank loads of the lovely stuff. Pretzels, gingerbread men/women/non-binary are also a must but I'll be honest I prefer the ones in the Lidl bakery. We also had a giant pastry baby from one of the many patisseries. I have had a vasectomy so we can't have a real baby but Rachael said she was happy with a pastry baby anyway.
    There's so many first class patisseries, you feel like you're missing out by not having a cake in every one. I managed 37 cakes in less than 48 hours but still got nowhere near trying every one which made me sad and ill.
    It's a bit of a slog to get to Strasbourg from the UK as there are no direct flights. I opted to book the Eurostar to Paris which takes over 2 hours then a train from Paris to Strasbourg which is also 2+ hours and quite expensive. It's a lot of travelling for a weekend trip and quite tiring. My wife to be, Rachael, can be a bit of a moaner but thankfully on this occasion she did not moan at me too much for booking a short trip with a long journey.
    The biggest negative of the trip for Rachael and I was the woman sat behind us on the train back to Paris had very poor lady hygiene which meant she was emitting an extremely pungent fishy stench that left Rachael feeling very distressed and almost put me off eating the sugar coated donut pretzel I'd bought as we left the christmas market. I say almost because I did actually manage to eat it.
    If the French train people are going to check tickets and covid passes I think they should also check that passengers meet a certain level of cleanliness.
    On the whole I would 100% recommend experiencing the magical christmas markets of strasbourg. Mange tout.
    Written 12 December 2021
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  • Mark T
    Frankfurt, Germany3 contributions
    This easily accessible museum is very well worth the €3.50 admission price and an hour to 90 minutes of your time.

    The displays are nicely done and give you a real feel for the Alsatian life of the past.

    Most explanations are in French and German, but they also have some (about 50%) in English.

    Not an ornate display like those of kings and bishops who live in castles, rather what “normal@ life was like.
    Written 26 March 2022
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  • Janet M
    Cordova, TN632 contributions
    This clock is located in the Strasbourg Cathedral (Munster), which we visited in August 2021 as part of an included excursion on our Avalon Waterways river cruise. The current astronomical clock was built in 1843 and shares many of the features of its predecessors (dating back to the 14th century) such as an orrery, a rotating display of the current positions of the sun and moon, a planetary calendar, and even a mechanical rooster. We happen to be there at 12:30 pm (the solar noon of Strasbourg) and saw the bird crow and a conga line of apostles issued forth from the clock’s instruments, and passes before Christ. This daily event is very impressive, but can get very crowded. The calculations required to keep the accuracy of the earth and moon in rotation around the sun correctly on the clock is done by a complicated set of cogs on the right hand side of the planetary faceplate. A large celestial globe in front of the planetary clock is also connected to other mechanisms and the stars are in correct position for the day and time of year. A must see if you are visiting Strasbourg,, France.
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • hanna718
    NOVA493 contributions
    As others have mentioned, this is actually three museums in one, housed in the former palace of the bishops/cardinals. Each museum is located on one floor, the archaology museum in the basement, museum of decorative arts on the ground floor, and museum of fine arts on the upper level. You can buy separate tickets, but the three together were only 12 euro. Each museum was interesting in its own right. Archaeology museum showed the history of the area from pre-historic times, through Roman, and more recent. Decorative arts were mostly rooms of the palace as they would have been, along with rooms showing porcelain, gold work, etc. Museum of fine arts had a variety of paintings, and during my visit a special exhibition on Jean-Jacques Henner.

    My one complaint is that flow in each of the museums was a little confusing. Some rooms had multiple entrances/exits, and it wasn't always clear what route you were supposed to take to ensure you were seeing everything.
    Written 3 November 2021
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  • Clarissa Lambert
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg10 contributions
    It’s a really nice experience. You get to learn how the parliament works in specific detail. You are also able to sit down where the magic happens and get to look around the area. You receive a guide and have the option of putting it in any one of the European languages. It shows multiple videos that are around 15-20 minutes in total and learn from people who actually work there. The total visit isn’t very long, I would say it took around 1 hour. But it is a little far from the centre. Make sure you have any type of ID to be able to get in (a picture works). Overall it was really nice.
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • Jonathan
    Wilmington, DE950 contributions
    This was a great way to spend a rainy Bastille Day in the middle of Covid. The museum is a well laid-out chronological story of the city's history, revealing a ton of things that two history geeks hadn't known about Strasbourg in spite of having visited numerous times. The story of the Alsatians during World War II was especially fascinating to us. Definitely a great way to spend two or three hours on a rainy day!
    Written 20 September 2021
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  • Leobach6
    3 contributions
    It is like the bow of the boat. Facing the water, you will discover great views and calm bench to rest and watch.
    Written 9 March 2022
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  • Off their P
    Manchester, UK3 475 contributions
    This was a rail holiday for us so we became very familiar with stations. This was one of the better ones but still could improve slightly.

    From a distance it looks like a spaceship but inside still retains the history and beauty of years gone by. It is extremely big so allow plenty of time to find your train and get the right platform.

    The thing we didn’t like was the information office. Lots of people working there but none of them seemed keen to help with our query.

    We waited for 15 minutes with a ticket and eventually walked off as the queue just didn’t move.

    I asked the lady if she could help in English and she shrugged her shoulders said “I speak French “ and wasn’t interested.

    Other than that, it is a great place to catch the train and it’s only a five minute walk into the city centre.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • MMKY
    Beaufort, NC15 contributions
    If you go to the cathedral, then this museum is a must. The original works of certain statues and paintings are here, not in the cathedral. Many artifacts and explanations about the art and architecture. Surprisingly good!
    Written 15 November 2021
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  • RandomUsr
    Manchester, UK23 contributions
    This was a great day out. I went with my friends and we spent at least 3-4 hours in there. There are loads of sections: Maths, Logic etc. This wasn't like most science centres I visited, there are some hard Maths puzzles to try if you like a challenge. Overall I had a very good experience and I would recommend it to people.
    Written 26 October 2019
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