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Ponts Couverts

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

An emblem of Strasbourg, the Ponts Couverts comprises three connected bridges and several fortified stone towers spanning the arms of the River Ill. Cross over the bridge during the day and return to see it from afar in the evening, when lights reflect off the shimmering water of the canals below.

Gaze up at the magnificent towers, which were originally built back in the Middle Ages. The bridges were first constructed in the 1200s and used to have wooden coverings, hence the name Ponts Couverts, which means covered bridges. Explore one of the few remaining vestiges of the fortified medieval city.

Stroll along the bridges and admire the views of the surrounding city and canals. Try to spot the cathedral spire in the city skyline. For a great view of the bridges, head for the nearby Vauban Dam. Rather confusingly, this structure actually is a covered bridge and its viewing terrace is an ideal spot to survey the city and the Ponts Couverts.

Pay for a boat tour of the canals to glide under the bridges and appreciate them from another angle. Bring along your camera to photograph this picturesque landmark.

The bridge marks the entrance to the quaint Petit France district of the city, which features restaurants and cafés as well as hotels. Amble around and admire the timbered houses, bridges and canals. If you don’t feel like exploring on foot, the Petit Train provides a tour of the neighborhood.

The Ponts Couverts connects with the Petite France area on the Grande Île central island. The bridge is free to visit. Find other popular city attractions, including the Vauban Dam and the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art within easy walking distance. Walk from the city’s main railway station to the bridge in under 10 minutes.


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Lodging Near Covered Bridge

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$163
Maison Rouge

Maison Rouge

4 Rue Des Francs Bourgeois, Strasbourg
4.2
of 5, from 1,471 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in City-Centre - Petite France, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Galeries Lafayette Shopping Centre, Our Lady of Strasbourg Cathedral, and L'Oeuvre Notre Dame Museum. Rohan Palace and Alsatian Museum are also within 10 minutes.

$44
Cap Europe

Cap Europe

6 rue de Bitche, Strasbourg
3.2
of 5, from 785 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Strasbourg, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Egyptian House and Tomi Ungerer Museum. Rohan Palace and L'Oeuvre Notre Dame Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$212
Régent Petite France & Spa

Régent Petite France & Spa

5 Rue Des Moulins, Strasbourg
4.5
of 5, from 540 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This luxury hotel offers a prime location in the historical Petite France area, amid picturesque canals and cobblestone streets. Strasbourg Cathedral and Palais Rohan are 0.7 km (0.5 mi) away.

$142
Boma l'hôtel nouvelle génération

Boma l'hôtel nouvelle génération

7 rue du 22 Novembre, Strasbourg
4.5
of 5, from 24 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in City-Centre - Petite France, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Saint Peter's Church and Covered Bridge. L'Oeuvre Notre Dame Museum and Our Lady of Strasbourg Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.

$122
Hotel Hannong

Hotel Hannong

15 Rue Du 22 Novembre, Strasbourg
4.2
of 5, from 625 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This Strasbourg hotel is in the city centre, 100m from Place Kleber, the main square. Strasbourg Cathedral, Palais Rohan, and the train station are within a 10-minute walk.

$84
ibis Strasbourg Centre Gare

ibis Strasbourg Centre Gare

10 Place De La Gare, Strasbourg
4.1
of 5, from 427 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Strasbourg hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Train Station Square and Covered Bridge. Our Lady of Strasbourg Cathedral and L'Oeuvre Notre Dame Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$113
Le Grand Hotel

Le Grand Hotel

12, Place de la Gare, Strasbourg
3.9
of 5, from 1,081 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Conveniently located in front of the TGV train station, this state-of-the-art Strasbourg hotel is within walking distance to Place de la Gare, St. Pierre le Vieux, Ponts Couvert, the famous Strasbourg Cathedral, and the shopping district.

$70
Appart'City Strasbourg Centre

Appart'City Strasbourg Centre

11 Rue De Molsheim, Strasbourg
4.0
of 5, from 865 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

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 Museum and L'Oeuvre Notre Dame Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).