Built between 1878 and 1883, Strasbourg Station’s historic building is adorned with stained glass and figured reliefs on its façade. Two large statues of women depicting agriculture and industry stand in the ornate main hall. All of the old building is now protected by a huge glass dome, which was awarded a Brunel Award in 2008. The station’s impressive architecture attracts many visitors, even those who don’t have trains to catch.
If you’re setting out on a journey, there are many destination options. Strasbourg Station is the second largest in France, and there are regular high-speed routes to most major French cities, as well as cities in Germany, Switzerland and Belgium. Local trams and buses stop outside the station, and you can be in Strasbourg historic centre after just a couple of stops.
Strasbourg Station: Nearby Hotels
Hotels around Strasbourg Station are competitively priced, offering you plenty of value for money. A range of popular brands which cater to both leisure and business guests are in the area. Spacious bedrooms are comfortably appointed and kitted out with TVs, WiFi and coffee makers. After a day of sightseeing, hotel bars offer a relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy a glass of local wine.
Day Trips from Strasbourg
Hop on the train from Strasbourg to Ringsheim Railway Station, two miles from one of Europe’s leading theme parks, Europa Park, just outside the German town of Rust. The theme park shrinks Europe and fits the whole continent into its country-themed areas. Watch a play in a replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in Merry Old England, feel like a cosmonaut on one of the Russian area’s rollercoasters, and search for fairy-tale characters in Grimms’ Enchanted Forest.
Or stay with real life and take a train to one of France’s most renowned wine regions, the Alsace. Many visitors head to the Alsatian wine route, which stretches from the small town of Marlenheim in the north to the southern town of Thann. Cyclists and hikers work their way through sections of the route, passing through charming villages made up of Medieval chateaus. You could also explore by car, stopping off at the wine route’s sights including Ribeauville, the oldest village on the route.