Explore Strasbourg: its cathedral, museums, sightseeing and more!

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.

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Cafés, Museums and Tours

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Where to stay in Strasbourg

City-Centre - Petite France
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City-Centre - Petite France

Cathedrals, Historical Buildings, Monuments

Enjoy the stunning cathedral in City-Centre - Petite France. Strasbourg Cathedral is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Langstrosse Grand'Rue Tram Station or Place Broglie Tram Stop to see more of Strasbourg.

Historic Center
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Historic Center

Cathedrals, Shopping, Museums

Spend some time visiting places like Strasbourg Cathedral while getting to know Historic Center, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Place Broglie Tram Stop or Langstrosse Grand'Rue Tram Station to see more of the area.

Petite-France
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Petite-France

Cathedrals, Monuments, Historical Buildings

Take a tour past waterways and historic landmarks and stop for coffee and some people-watching in a quaint café in this old-world district in the heart of Strasbourg.

Esplanade
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Esplanade

Universities, Biking, Nature

Esplanade is well-liked for its cafes and parks. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Citadelle Park and Vauban Stadium are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Esplanade Tram Station or Observatoire Tram Station to get around.

Krutenau
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Krutenau

Romantic, Historical Buildings, Cathedrals

Krutenau is a destination travellers like for its historical sites, and you might hop aboard the metro at Porte de l'Hopital Tram Station or Etoile Bourse Tram Station to explore sights like Alsatian Museum.

European Quarter
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European Quarter

Skyscrapers, Family-friendly, Romantic

See poignant works of art and key symbols of Europe, including the European Parliament and a piece of the Berlin Wall, in this political hub.

Top hotels in Strasbourg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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OKKO Hotels Strasbourg Centre
4 out of 5
Presqu'Ile Malraux, 46 Rue du Bassin d'Austerlitz, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin
£75/night
6 Oct-7 Oct
4.6/5Exceptional! (423 reviews)

Located in Neudorf Ouest, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Rivetoile Shopping Centre, Alsatian Museum and L'Oeuvre Notre Dame Museum. Rohan Palace and Strasbourg ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (423 reviews)

"The Club concept was excellent, especially the aperitivo element - pretty much took the place of dinner throughout our stay. Rooms are a bit on the small side, but are still comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

OKKO Hotels Strasbourg Centre
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Holiday Inn Express Strasbourg - Centre
3 out of 5
Rue De La Corderie, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin
£70/night
6 Oct-7 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (892 reviews)

Located in Neudorf Ouest, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alsatian Museum, L'Oeuvre Notre Dame Museum and Strasbourg Cathedral. Rohan Palace and Place Kléber ...

4.3/5Excellent! (892 reviews)

"Excellent hotel in Brussels, only I recommend to the hotel is to offer a transportation to the stations because there is 15 min walking to there but it was an Amazing hotel"…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2019

Holiday Inn Express Strasbourg - Centre
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Appart'City Strasbourg Centre
3 out of 5
11 Rue De Molsheim, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin
£44/night
6 Oct-7 Oct
3.9/5Very Good! (1,213 reviews)

Located in the heart of Strasbourg, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Covered Bridge. Alsatian ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,213 reviews)

"Super friendly staff, always smiling and greeting me as I came and went. The room was very clean and quiet. The hotel is right beside rhe tram stop which was great. The hotel has a pizza service that was a life saver! You pay 10 Euro for a pizza and its made on site for you, so if you ever come in ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2019

Appart'City Strasbourg Centre

Popular things to do in Strasbourg

Strasbourg Cathedral
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Strasbourg Cathedral

Find out why literary masters, such as Goethe and Victor Hugo, heaped praise on this remarkable, pink-hued cathedral.

European Parliament
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European Parliament

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.

Rohan Palace
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Rohan Palace

Examine historical artifacts and artworks in the museums of this 18th-century palace, which once hosted Louis XV and Marie Antoinette.

Covered Bridge
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Covered Bridge

Walk over this historic structure that dates back to the 13th century and take in the old-world surroundings of the Petite France district.

Tomi Ungerer Museum
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Tomi Ungerer Museum

Browse exhibits of original artifacts dedicated to the life’s works and achievements of one of the Alsace region’s most famous artists. 

L'Oeuvre Notre Dame Museum
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L'Oeuvre Notre Dame Museum

One of Europe’s finest collections of medieval sculptures is a highlight of this museum dedicated to Upper Rhenish arts. 

Top activities in Strasbourg

Pearls of Alsace Sightseeing Full-Day Tour From Strasbourg
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Pearls of Alsace Sightseeing Full-Day Tour From Strasbourg

£116

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.

The Strasbourg Pass
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The Strasbourg Pass

£20

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.

Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour From Strasbourg
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Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour From Strasbourg

£67

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.

Strasbourg Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
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Strasbourg Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

£27

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.

Alsace Full-Day Wine Tour From Strasbourg
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Alsace Full-Day Wine Tour From Strasbourg

£116

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.

Baden-Baden & Strasbourg Full-Day Tour from Frankfurt
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Baden-Baden & Strasbourg Full-Day Tour from Frankfurt

£211

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.

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