One of the city’s liveliest areas, Krutenau has a close-knit community which gives the whole district a slight village feel. Situated between the University of Strasbourg and the River Ill, Krutenau was traditionally the area of choice for Strasbourg’s fishermen. Its fishing industry is now long gone and today its trendy bars, restaurants and boutique shops are the main attraction. The area isn’t just about eating and drinking, though, as it is also where you’ll find the Zoological Museum and the ornate Higher School of Decorative Arts.
Staying in Krutenau
Visitors wanting to experience Strasbourg’s buzzy nightlife will be well-placed in Krutenau as the area is a hotbed of trendy bars and traditional taverns. The quaint streets make it a charming area to stroll around and stop off to browse its fashion boutiques and vintage shops. Grande île and its many historic landmarks are a short walk across the river. Buses and trams also run between Krutenau and Strasbourg’s centre.
Strasbourg Hotels: Krutenau
The majority of Krutenau’s hotels are situated close to the banks of the Ill, near the bridges that connect Grande île. A few international hotel brands are in this district and offer family-friendly accommodation to suit a number of budgets. Krutenau’s hotels are housed in traditional buildings but feature updated interiors to ensure guests enjoy a practical and comfortable stay. Modern rooms are bright and spacious, and offer WiFi and TVs. For ticket and tour assistance, staff at the hotels’ 24-hour front desks will be happy to help.
Things to Do in Krutenau
Located on the University of Strasbourg’s campus, the Zoological Museum dates back to the 18th Century and is today one of France’s best collections of natural history artefacts. The museum has fascinating exhibitions focusing on wildlife from the Arctic, Antarctic and the Andes, as well as many stuffed animals from all corners of the globe.
History buffs can explore St. Nicholas Church, with its main building dating back to the late 1300s and decorated in 15th-century frescoes. Jean Calvin, one of the main activists of the Protestant Reformation, lead services here in the mid-1500s.