Strasbourg travel guide

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You're Going to Love Strasbourg

The capital of France's Alsace region, Strasbourg feels more European than almost any other city (perhaps because it has been fought over so much). Cosmopolitan, elegant and historic, it's simply magnificent.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Strasbourg

1. A UNESCO-Protected City Center

Strasbourg's medieval core has been awarded UNESCO heritage status. The Gothic cathedral, the timber-framed buildings and alleyways of the Petite France neighborhood and several churches add up to a magical neighborhood.

2. Superb Museums

From the Musée Historique that details Strasbourg's past to the trio of exceptional museums in the Palais Rohan, Strasbourg is ideal for museum fans.

3. Welcoming Traditional Taverns

Nothing could be better after a long day of sightseeing than retiring to one of Strasbourg's many cosy winstubs for Alsatian beer and fine cuisine.

4. Endless Cultural Events

With the lavish shows at the Opera, classical concerts at the Conservatory and quirkier events like the Marionnette festival, there's always something to satisfy culture lovers in Strasbourg.

5. Fantastic Open Air Markets

Shopping is a real highlight in Strasbourg, whether you head to the enchanting festive Christkindelsmärik market or to the regular food and apparel markets on the Place Broglie.

Where to Eat in Strasbourg

Great food is easy to find in Strasbourg. Local highlights are numerous, but some standout restaurants include Restaurant 1741, featuring Michelin-starred chef Guillaume Scheer, and Les Haras de Strasbourg, which has a stunning interior design. Meals should come to between EUR20-EUR40, depending on where you choose to dine.

When to visit Strasbourg

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Strasbourg is appealing at almost any time of year. If you want to see the sights without huge crowds to contend with, visit from April to June or in October.

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How to Get to Strasbourg


Strasbourg International Airport has regional connections to cities like Paris and London. A direct airport train runs into town and costs EUR4.30.


Most major French destinations enjoy high-speed rail links to Strasbourg along with Swiss and German cities. The station is in western Strasbourg, a short taxi ride from the old center.


From Paris, take the A4 straight to Strasbourg. The A5 runs from Frankurt and also north from the Swiss border.


Flixbus, Ouibus and Eurolines all run buses into the center of Strasbourg, connecting it to almost every regional city.

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Where to stay in Strasbourg

Standout hotels in the city center include the riverside Régent Petite France, with its luxury spa, and the Hotel Sofitel Strasbourg Grande Ile. The Château de l'Ile & Spa is a nice out of town alternative.

Popular neighbourhoods in Strasbourg

Petite France - An absolutely gorgeous part of the city center. Characterized by black-timber-framed buildings and narrow streets, Petite France is a joy to walk around.

Grande île - The historic center, Grande île is home to the stunning Gothic cathedral and most of the city's (many) museums.

Krutenau - More modern than the city center, Krutenau is a prosperous neighborhood that hosts great eateries like Restaurant 1741 and Gavroche.

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Most booked hotels in Strasbourg

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How to Get Around Strasbourg

Public Transportation

CTS runs an excellent bus and tram network around Strasbourg. Single tickets cost EUR1.70 and you can ride for 24 hours for just EUR4.30.


Taxi rates vary depending on which company you choose but tend to be fairly reasonable. A typical inner city journey of a couple of miles won't cost more than EUR7.


Car rental companies in Strasbourg include Europcar and Avis. Rates can be as low as EUR15 per day for smaller vehicles.

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Shopping Streets

Major malls inside the old city include Place des Halles and Rivetoile, while the streets of Petite France are lined with boutiques and gift stores. Be sure to check out open air markets on Grande île during your stay as well.

Groceries and Other

Local supermarkets include U Express, Carrefour and Monoprix. Prices should be reasonable at around EUR3.60 for a gallon of milk.

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