Strasbourg is a typical Alsatian city on the left bank of the Rhine. You’ll be enchanted by its historic centre, a UNESCO world heritage site, on the "Grande île", which is home to beautiful architecture. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg, the four churches and the Palais Rohan, the former prince-bishops' residence, form a unique area that represents the various functions of the Mediaeval city, as well as Strasbourg's development between the 15th century and the 18th century.
For an international perspective visit the European Parliament or the Council of Europe. Certain groups, such as lawyers and law students, are afforded the privilege of visiting the European Court of Human Rights. However, check the relevant institution's website beforehand, as booking is compulsory for some visits.
Next, explore the city's renowned cultural establishments and catch a play in one of the four rooms of the National Theatre or an opera at the Opéra de Strasbourg, the home of the Opéra national du Rhin. The National and University Library, a stunning building housing rare collections, offers free access and guided tours.
In December, the city takes on a fairy-tale appearance with its illuminations and over 300 chalets of its famous Christmas market. Get into the festive spirit with this authentic and welcoming traditional market, which is one of the oldest and largest in Europe.
Strasbourg has excellent public transport, with efficient tram and bus services. The city also has around 350 miles of cycle lanes and offers a bicycle rental service, Vélhop.
Strasbourg is a city with lots to offer, attracting visitors all year round.
Cafés, Museums and Tours
Find out why literary masters, such as Goethe and Victor Hugo, heaped praise on this remarkable, pink-hued cathedral.
European Parliament is just one of the places to see in Strasbourg, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Visit the shops and stunning cathedral in this walkable area.
Examine historical artifacts and artworks in the museums of this 18th-century palace, which once hosted Louis XV and Marie Antoinette.
Walk over this historic structure that dates back to the 13th century and take in the old-world surroundings of the Petite France district.
Browse exhibits of original artifacts dedicated to the life’s works and achievements of one of the Alsace region’s most famous artists.
One of Europe’s finest collections of medieval sculptures is a highlight of this museum dedicated to Upper Rhenish arts.
The Pearls of Alsace tour takes you to the most extraordinary places to visit in northeastern France. It's a great opportunity to wander the streets of quaint towns, explore a castle, and enjoy some of the region's finest wines.
Explore the best that Strasbourg has to offer with this exclusive pass. Enjoy special discounts on the city's top attractions, general admission to 1 museum, and access to the cathedral platform and astronomical clock.
Renowned for its aromatic white wines, the Alsace wine region is ideally suited for wine production, with a dry and sunny climate, complex geology, and rich soils. During a half-day tour, visit 2 wineries with tastings and learn all about the 7 main types of Alsace wines.
With our customized tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see.
The Alsace wine route winds its way from north to south, for more than 106 miles (170 k) along the eastern foothills of the Vosges. It has become famous the world over for its exceptional natural beauty as it leads visitors across rows of undulating, vine-covered hills, and through quaint villages.
A longtime favorite with discerning travelers, Baden-Baden is an elegant spa town nestled among verdant hills. Discover attractions like its opulent casino with the help of an expert guide. Cross the border to France to visit Strasbourg’s charming Old Town district, topped by its majestic cathedral.