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Strasbourg is the capital of France's Alsace region, and its proximity to Germany creates a unique blend of cultures. Its UNESCO-listed center, the Grande Île, features incredible medieval architecture, but the old town's centerpiece is the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame, with its stone gargoyles, astronomical clock, and stained-glass windows. The center is famously pedestrian-friendly, perfect to explore either on foot or bike. When night falls over the lantern-lit alleys, all lined with timber-framed houses, the city takes on a fairytale air.

Learn all about Strasbourg's rich history with a visit to the Palais Rohan – an 18th-century palace now home to three museums: the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Fine Arts), Musée Archéologique (Archaeological Museum), and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts). Don't miss the nearby Historical Museum, featuring exhibits on the city's early medieval days up until the founding of the European Union.

Strasbourg's magical atmosphere reaches its peak from November through December when the winter markets appear. They've been held in the city for four centuries and sell Alsatian Christmas decorations, artisinal crafts, and local specialities like "Kougelhopf" (a sweet bread filled with raisins) and Muenster cheese.


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Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.06
Language French
Average weekend price $111 per night
Average weekday price $112 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Strasbourg is a very wholesome, cozy town.

May 12, 2022

Strasbourg is a very wholesome, cozy town. It was sunny and warm while I visited which made the stay all the more magical. The river is facilitated with plenty of cocktail barges and pontoons so you can sit and enjoy the views. People are friendly and there is overall a welcoming vibe to Strasbourg.


We did the 8 Euro Train tour around Petite France portion of...

May 9, 2022

We did the 8 Euro Train tour around Petite France portion of the city. It wasn't super in-depth but was good for the price. We also toured the Cathedral. If you want to tour the churches dont plan your visit on a Sunday morning.

Emily United States of America

Strasbourg is a young and dynamic city.

May 9, 2022

Strasbourg is a young and dynamic city. With one of the biggest university in France, it's home to about 50,000 student from all over Europe. There is dozens of bar and restaurant but as well a lot of historic places to discover.


I heard from friends and family that Strasbourg was a...

May 6, 2022

I heard from friends and family that Strasbourg was a magical place to visit, but it exceeded my expectations! It's hard to capture how beautiful and charming this little town is. I'm so glad I visited! Be sure to visit the old part of town and give your self some time to get lost in the pathways along the riverfront and the side streets.

James United States of America

The Petite France was absolutely breathtaking.

May 2, 2022

The Petite France was absolutely breathtaking. There are so many beautiful restaurants across the river where you can sit and enjoy the view with cheese and wine , but I would also recommend buying wine and snacks and having a picnic with the locals at the nearby park or along the river. The cathedrals and art museums were also worth visiting. Most people speak german and english and that makes it easy to communicate. Overall, I absolutely fell in love with this part of Strasbourg! Ps. It’s overwhelming the amount of tourists visiting especially this area of Strasbourg during the Ester holidays. But every square had a different easter market and it was so much fun! On a side note: i was unpleasantly surprised by the amount of homeless people

Anonymous Russia

Maison Lorho is wonderful for cheese.

May 1, 2022

Maison Lorho is wonderful for cheese. And the market on Place Broglie (especially La caravane des croustillants) is great (I was there on Wednesday, not sure if it's there on other days too). Franchi for icecream and good coffee.

Helen Germany

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