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The 7 best sightseeing spots in Strasbourg

Known as the seat of European Parliament, Strasbourg has plenty of tourism, from opera to open spaces, art to architecture. Want to know what to see here? Follow our guide for the best views, tours and destinations.

Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

It's hard not to be impressed by one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe. The Astronomical Clock is worth a few minutes of your time, and try to stay for the light show.

Barrage Vauban

Barrage Vauban

When engineering and architecture meet, the results can define a landscape - this is one of those attractions. The dam offers some of the best views in and of the city.

European Parliament

European Parliament

Visitors can sit in on monthly four-day plenary sessions to see democracy in action. This is free but must be booked at least two months in advance. Offered in most languages.

Petite France

Petite France

Relatively quiet, even in summer, Petite France is a small cluster of medieval houses and baroque buildings on the Grande Isle of Strasbourg. Try a self-guided walking tour.

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Strasbourg is known as the Capital of Christmas, and was home to the first Christmas Market in 1570. It's most festive in the evening when lit up by thousands of fairy lights.

Alcase Wine Route

This famed wine-lover's pilgrimage is a holiday in itself, tracking through vineyards from Vignoble to Strasbourg. Beautiful views of the region can be enjoyed from Couronne D'Or.

Palais de Rohan

Palais de Rohan

Just meters from the cathedral, the palace contains the museums of Fine Arts, Decorative Arts and Archeology. The three-in-one ticket offers value.

Planning Your Strasbourg Visit

Moon river

There is excellent sightseeing to be had without wearing out your shoes, if you opt for a river tour. The city looks particularly magical at night, as buildings are lit up along the river.

Bored of culture? Try sport

RC Strasbourg Alsace are a popular draw to the city. The team plays football at Stadt de la Meinau and although in recent years they have not been in top form, they are one of only six teams to win all three top french football trophies. They also have a popular basketball team - Strasbourg IG.

Day tripping

Fancy an extra dose of sightseeing? A day trip will take you further afield - Strasbourg is on the German border, just two hours' drive or train from Heidelberg or two and a half from Stuttgart.

Good to know

  • Language
    French
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+1:00)
  • Country Code
    +33
  • Best time to visit
    Spring, late summer and early fall are the best times to visit the city, because the temperatures are mild and tolerable, great for spending time outdoors sightseeing and traveling around.

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What people are saying about Strasbourg

It was so nice and fantastic tour for us.

My wife and I were really happy to join this tour. We luckily got the nice blue sky after arriving the top of hill which has the big cross and good scenery. All wine were very good. Riesling wine was so nice. And the other participants and the tour guide are very friendly and cute. Especially the owner of winery in the south side of the earth is very serious. He wrote down all the points of the explanation from the winery persons. It should be done by us. Finally I really appreciate for giving me the chance to join this tour. I find out the Alsace wine is match for me.

Alsace: Full-Day Wine Tour & Tastings from Strasbourg Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 10/05/2018

Wonderful afternoon with friends and our guide

We had a wonderful time! So much fun tasting wine at two very different but both interesting wineries! It felt amazing to drive around Elsass with this old VW bus and Paul being very nice and communicative. He didn't even mind, that it took us more time then the four hours to get back to Strasbourg and drove us home. Thank you Paul :-)

Alsace: Half-Day Wine Tour by VW Bus Reviewed by Nadine, 08/09/2018

Beautiful city and our guide was very informative.

Lots of interesting cultural, historical and social anecdotes. The bike tour is a great way to see as much as possible of Strasbourg in a short space of time.

Strasbourg City Center Guided Bike Tour with a Local Reviewed by Catriona, 07/18/2018

It was like a savenger hunt with food and shots 1

Four of us opted to do this ( purchased on line before we left the states) and all had a good time. Offerings were varied at the different establishments, our French was poor, but all 4 had a good time trying to find the various businesses and trying, as well as purchasing some , their offerings. only took us a leisurely 30 to 45 minutes.

Strasbourg: Self-Guided Gourmet Tour Reviewed by Thomas, 06/05/2018

Superb tour of Strasbourg and loads of fun

We loved our Segway tour of Strasbourg. After a quick lesson we were riding around and it was easy to use. Our tour guide was fantastic and really informative and very friendly. He made our tour so much fun. We thoroughly enjoyed it and it was great value. We would definitely recommend

Strasbourg: 1.5-Hour Guided Segway Tour Reviewed by Fiona, 12/20/2017