Things to do in Strasbourg

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Things to Do in Strasbourg

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  • Lilacwheaty
    Nottingham, UK693 contributions
    This areas was great to stroll around in evening lit up, and again in daylight. Very friendly city with a relaxed atmosphere, beautiful buildings abound.
    Like Bruges without the crowds
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Tanya C
    Sydney, Australia127 contributions
    Currently they have a free light show on the side of the cathedral for 10 minutes at 10pm, its really lovely and worth going to.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Off their P
    Manchester, UK3,637 contributions
    This was our first time in Strasbourg but certainly won’t be our last. It was just a name of a city until we visited but now I can understand why this is so popular and was extremely impressed by everything about it.

    The whole of the centre has UNESCO heritage attached to it and no wonder. A mix of architecture is from centuries ago are all different and all extremely beautiful.

    We did have a map but preferred just to wander amongst it and get lost in the beauty. Lots of individual shops, nice bars and restaurants along with beautiful and historic churches and so on.

    Absolutely fantastic!
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Tanya C
    Sydney, Australia127 contributions
    An easy bike ride from town, the park is lovely with a restaurant and a small take away food provider. Quite nice pani's that you can grab for lunch in the shade.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • tracy g
    Fontana, CA47 contributions
    Not only can you walk though & see old statues & places where men would have been watching for the enemy, there is a terrace on top where you can get a spectacular view of the area.
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • ThatWoodseh
    Bournemouth, UK16 contributions
    Strasbourg is a beautiful city, the lights and decorations are so wonderful.
    I booked an apartment that overlooked the breathtaking cathedral. I loved watching from the apartment window all the people scurrying around the market like little ants. I felt like Ebenezer Scrooge looking down on them like that bit at the end of 'a christmas carol' when he wakes up and he's good now.
    I wanted to shout down "you boy, what day is it?" but I didn't.
    The main highlight other than lights, decorations and beautiful architecture is all the glorious food and drink. I always think mulled wine is a nice idea until I drink it but the mulled wine I had in Strasbourg was bloody delicious, I drank loads of the lovely stuff. Pretzels, gingerbread men/women/non-binary are also a must but I'll be honest I prefer the ones in the Lidl bakery. We also had a giant pastry baby from one of the many patisseries. I have had a vasectomy so we can't have a real baby but Rachael said she was happy with a pastry baby anyway.
    There's so many first class patisseries, you feel like you're missing out by not having a cake in every one. I managed 37 cakes in less than 48 hours but still got nowhere near trying every one which made me sad and ill.
    It's a bit of a slog to get to Strasbourg from the UK as there are no direct flights. I opted to book the Eurostar to Paris which takes over 2 hours then a train from Paris to Strasbourg which is also 2+ hours and quite expensive. It's a lot of travelling for a weekend trip and quite tiring. My wife to be, Rachael, can be a bit of a moaner but thankfully on this occasion she did not moan at me too much for booking a short trip with a long journey.
    The biggest negative of the trip for Rachael and I was the woman sat behind us on the train back to Paris had very poor lady hygiene which meant she was emitting an extremely pungent fishy stench that left Rachael feeling very distressed and almost put me off eating the sugar coated donut pretzel I'd bought as we left the christmas market. I say almost because I did actually manage to eat it.
    If the French train people are going to check tickets and covid passes I think they should also check that passengers meet a certain level of cleanliness.
    On the whole I would 100% recommend experiencing the magical christmas markets of strasbourg. Mange tout.
    Written 12 December 2021
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  • ghanbg
    Nuremberg, Germany569 contributions
    The Alsace culture is quite distinct both from France and from Germany and this museum
    Is probably the best place in town to learn all about it. The rooms and museum content are well curated. Enjoyable.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Janet M
    Cordova, TN633 contributions
    This clock is located in the Strasbourg Cathedral (Munster), which we visited in August 2021 as part of an included excursion on our Avalon Waterways river cruise. The current astronomical clock was built in 1843 and shares many of the features of its predecessors (dating back to the 14th century) such as an orrery, a rotating display of the current positions of the sun and moon, a planetary calendar, and even a mechanical rooster. We happen to be there at 12:30 pm (the solar noon of Strasbourg) and saw the bird crow and a conga line of apostles issued forth from the clock’s instruments, and passes before Christ. This daily event is very impressive, but can get very crowded. The calculations required to keep the accuracy of the earth and moon in rotation around the sun correctly on the clock is done by a complicated set of cogs on the right hand side of the planetary faceplate. A large celestial globe in front of the planetary clock is also connected to other mechanisms and the stars are in correct position for the day and time of year. A must see if you are visiting Strasbourg,, France.
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • hanna718
    NOVA521 contributions
    As others have mentioned, this is actually three museums in one, housed in the former palace of the bishops/cardinals. Each museum is located on one floor, the archaology museum in the basement, museum of decorative arts on the ground floor, and museum of fine arts on the upper level. You can buy separate tickets, but the three together were only 12 euro. Each museum was interesting in its own right. Archaeology museum showed the history of the area from pre-historic times, through Roman, and more recent. Decorative arts were mostly rooms of the palace as they would have been, along with rooms showing porcelain, gold work, etc. Museum of fine arts had a variety of paintings, and during my visit a special exhibition on Jean-Jacques Henner.

    My one complaint is that flow in each of the museums was a little confusing. Some rooms had multiple entrances/exits, and it wasn't always clear what route you were supposed to take to ensure you were seeing everything.
    Written 3 November 2021
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  • Citytour2011
    North Vancouver, Canada154 contributions
    The Parliament is easily accessible by tram. We had drinks and a board of cheeses and meat at Le Mannele while we waited for nightfall. The view of the building on the water was spectacular. Highly recommended.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • diane_chehab
    San Francisco, CA324 contributions
    This is an incredible museum, showcasing pottery, portraits, weaponry and so much more of Strasbourg's history, including a model of the city. It is exhausting, and the history can make the visitor very uncomfortable, due to the way the city went back and forth between being German and being French. Three hours is not really enough to look at everything.
    Written 18 July 2022
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  • Need To See It All
    Perth, Australia1,088 contributions
    This part of Strasbourg has a slightly different feel than the main downtown area, and it is incredible. I truly feel the medieval vibes here. Loved walking the bridges.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Off their P
    Manchester, UK3,637 contributions
    This was a rail holiday for us so we became very familiar with stations. This was one of the better ones but still could improve slightly.

    From a distance it looks like a spaceship but inside still retains the history and beauty of years gone by. It is extremely big so allow plenty of time to find your train and get the right platform.

    The thing we didn’t like was the information office. Lots of people working there but none of them seemed keen to help with our query.

    We waited for 15 minutes with a ticket and eventually walked off as the queue just didn’t move.

    I asked the lady if she could help in English and she shrugged her shoulders said “I speak French “ and wasn’t interested.

    Other than that, it is a great place to catch the train and it’s only a five minute walk into the city centre.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • MMKY
    Beaufort, NC15 contributions
    If you go to the cathedral, then this museum is a must. The original works of certain statues and paintings are here, not in the cathedral. Many artifacts and explanations about the art and architecture. Surprisingly good!
    Written 15 November 2021
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  • RandomUsr
    Manchester, UK23 contributions
    This was a great day out. I went with my friends and we spent at least 3-4 hours in there. There are loads of sections: Maths, Logic etc. This wasn't like most science centres I visited, there are some hard Maths puzzles to try if you like a challenge. Overall I had a very good experience and I would recommend it to people.
    Written 26 October 2019
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