Top attractions 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just meters from the cathedral, the palace contains the museums of Fine Arts, Decorative Arts and Archeology. The three-in-one ticket offers value.
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.
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.
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.
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- 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 meant to be substitute for the planned vacation that we had to cancel due to Covid. Alright then - just for the feeling to have done SOMETHING - we thought. What an unexpected trip that was! What a wonderful time we had! What incredible sights we saw! It turned out to be the highlight of our entire year! The friendliness of the people flashed us completely. Everyone was so kind and helpful and not at all enervated about out humble attempts to produce some chunks of school French. We only met smiling faces. We had an enjoyable ride on the little train and also the very well organised and super informative boat trip. We climbed the overwhelming Münster right to the platform and had a marvellous view from there. But the most impressive experience was the Horologe, the Astronomic Clock. We couldn't believe our ears or eyes and still are flabberghasted about this unique masterpiece. We had excellent food AND serice at the Pont de St.Martin. A perfect stay in a wonderful town. Thanks
I really looked forward to going on this tour even though it rained all day. Simon was a wonderful tour guide. He was knowledgeable, funny, and a lot of fun to walk with around on this tour all day. His knowledge of the area was tremendous. Loved seeing the older area of Colmar, and the little villages of Eguisheim and Requewihr-very charming. My Favorite thing was walking on the old cobblestone pathways in Eguisheim and seeing the beautifully preserved old homes/buildings and hearing the wine growing/producing history of the area. We ended the day at the old Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle where we walked among the ancient well preserved walls and learned of it's history. Overall, even with rain, the day was very worth every penny we spent. And again, Simon did a terrific job teaching us of the history of the area.
We booked our reservation late the night before and they had a guide ready to go last minute. There was confusion about the location of where to meet because the online directions said to meet at 16 Rue d’Austerlitz. However when we got there, the employees told us to go to a location 20 minutes by walking away. Thankfully, we got there right on time, but upon arrival, the employees told us to go back to the other location. However, our guide arrived a little later and apologized for the confusion. The actual tour was very informative and the instructor was great about teaching how to ride the segways and about the history of Strasbourg. He gave interesting facts and pointed out places that aren’t typically highlighted. Highly recommend Yves and Quentin as they were great conversationalists.
our guide, Danielle[ I think], was delightful - widely knowledgeable: history of area, architecture, and any other topic raised including philosophy. She also took care to ensure everyone engaged. It was a compact trip to an Alsace village plus two more with the vignerons. Most interesting was the organic winery where the eclectic winemaker had such a broad interest in nature, loved his knowledge of subject and for the insects and animals as well as the grapes intrinsic to his craft. Fascinating trip.
We had a lovely tour through Straßburg and it’s green area. Our guide was very flexible and always asked us what kind of parts we wanted to see. She prepared a lovely picknick halfway of the tour with some specialties from Alseace. Overall she was very informed and could answer all questions and gave some nice tips for the next days. I can highly recommend the tour!