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What to Do in Strasbourg: Must See Attractions

Strasbourg Attractions

A special blend of French elegance and German charm is waiting for you in this peaceful community on the banks of the Rhine. With a historic medieval medieval downtown, a special concentration of museums, and plenty of history on display, you won’t find any shortage of great sights and things to do in Strasbourg. Take a look to see why the home of the European Parliament, the world’s first newspaper, and La Marseillaise has been at the center of events since Roman times.

Things to Do in Strasbourg with Kids

There are plenty of awesome experiences in Strasbourg that the whole gang will love. These are a few of the top family friendly experiences around.

Areas & Neighborhoods in Strasbourg

The Grande Île, Strasbourg’s old city center, still has the medieval plazas and winding avenues that earned a listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can check out the grand palace at the Place Kléber, or get to know the old home of the Tanners’ Guild along the riverfront district of Petite-France. The modern city is on display across the river in Neudorf, where the onetime industrial district is being transformed into the a youth and cultural hub, and the galleries and museums of La Krutenau bring out Strasbourg’s sense of class.

What to See in Strasbourg

You shouldn’t miss the chance to see the towering spires and iconic pink sandstone of the Strasbourg Cathedral, which has been turning heads since the 12th century and hosts one of the biggest astronomical clocks in the world. You can see the much newer Great Mosque of Strasbourg, or check out the futuristic canopy that covers the 19th-century railway terminal at Train Station Square.

To get a feel for a historic country estate, you can visit the gardens of the Parc de L’Orangerie, or visit one of the city’s working monuments to internationalism at the Palace of Europe. The galleries in Rohan Palace show off an exquisite collection of artifacts and artwork in a former residence of Marie Antoinette, or you can enjoy a relaxed look at the river with a walk across the Ponts Couverts.

Sightseeing in Strasbourg

Strasbourg’s historic, winding streets and peaceful atmosphere make it the ideal setting to just go exploring, and you can step aboard a Segway for a breezy tour through the heart of down. If you’ve got a long list of attractions to visit, the Strasbourg Pass offers up complimentary and discounted admission to some of the city’s most popular destinations. Get an introduction to the artisan community with a tour to some fine craft shops and boutiques in Petite-France if you want to get to know the rich heritage of this traditional livelihood.

Free Things to Do in Strasbourg

Vacationing in Strasbourg on a budget? The following can be experienced for nix.

Museum of Mineralogy - Brimming with fascinating displays and objects, this place is heaven for knowledge-hungry minds.

Strasbourg Municipal Baths - Improve your stroke or just lazily bob around at this great swimming spot.

Music and Dance Village - Admire the innovation and design of this impressive example of modernistic architecture.

Aubette - If you'd like to explore the history of the area through its landmarks, stick this one on your itinerary.

Republic Square - This is a vibrant location where you can soak in the vibe and immerse yourself in the local way of life.

Strasbourg Christmas Market - Make room in your must-see list to stroll around this place of local importance.

Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune Church - Spend a moment in prayer or meditation at this holy site.

Robertsau Forest - Be treated to vistas that'll blow you away at this natural marvel.

Botanical Gardens - Recharge your mind and body by spending a little time in nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Strasbourg

City-Centre - Petite France

The weirs and dams that drove mills and tanneries feature along with the canals and boulevards of this historic island at Strasbourg’s core.

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Historic Center

Consider a visit to Strasbourg Cathedral and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Historic Center. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Place Broglie Tram Stop or Langstross Grand'Rue Tram Station.

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Petite-France

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.

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Esplanade

Outdoor activities make up this tranquil corner, where you’ll find a park with a moat and crumbling castle, and a scenic confluence of waterways and university gardens.

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European Quarter

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.

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Krutenau

You might enjoy the historic sites while in Krutenau. Alsatian Museum is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Porte de l'Hopital Tram Station or Etoile Bourse Tram Station to see more of the city.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Strasbourg on a sunny day?

What should I not miss in Strasbourg?

You'll want to put these sights toward the top of your must-do list to make the most of your visit:

  • Strasbourg Cathedral
  • European Parliament
  • Zenith Strasbourg
  • Rohan Palace

Are there cheap things to do in Strasbourg?

A Pass Alsace : the best of Alsace in your pocket! guarantees a fabulous time without breaking the bank.

What can you do in Strasbourg for free?

Your getaway in Strasbourg needn't blow the budget with free attractions like these to explore:

  • Strasbourg Cathedral
  • Covered Bridge
  • Strasbourg Christmas Market
  • Train Station Square