Staying in Central Strasbourg
Strasbourg’s two-star hotels are largely situated in the city centre, on and around the Grand île island. Guests will be just steps from the historic quarter and the city’s famous Gothic cathedral, as well as the bright timber-framed houses in the charming Petite France area. Only a short walk from Strasbourg central railway station, there are many transport links between the centre and the rest of the city, as well as to other towns across France and Germany.
2-Star Hotels in Strasbourg
The majority of Strasbourg’s two-star hotels are independently run, family- and pet-friendly. Multi-lingual staff on 24-hour front desks welcome guests and can help with tour tickets and restaurant reservations. A handful of two-star hotels are convenient for business guests, who will benefit from central locations, business centres and concierge services. Bright rooms are spacious and offer thoughtful amenities such as coffee makers, complimentary toiletries and free WiFi. TVs with satellite channels provide in-room entertainment.
Walking around Strasbourg
One of the best ways to discover Strasbourg is to walk the many crooked streets in its historic quarter on Grand île. The area remains mostly unchanged since the 16th Century and many of its historic buildings line the various canals that run across the island.
To see Strasbourg’s cosmopolitan side, head to the European Quarter. EU institutions such as the European Parliament and the Council of Europe are all in this area and many visitors walk around to take in all the striking contemporary architecture, but you can also see inside as most institutions hold guided tours when there are no parliamentary sessions taking place.
Parks and Gardens in Strasbourg
Strasbourg’s leafy parks and gardens are more than just genteel walking spots; they have all manner of attractions as well. Popular with families, the Orangerie Park has a small farm, zoo and stork sanctuary. During summer, families and young couples rent out rowing boats on the park’s lake.
On the banks of the Rhone-Rhine Canal, Heyritz Park features a recreational area, playgrounds and a floating dock. The park is popular with cyclists and walkers even in the evenings as most of its pathways are well lit throughout the night.