10 essential places to visit in Strasbourg


This list of essential places to visit in Strasbourg, will help you not to miss anything in the capital of Alsace and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Located near the border with Germany, this city impresses with its historic center declared a World Heritage Site, and with its colorful half-timbered houses from the 16th and 17th centuries.
In addition Strasbourg is also known as the «Christmas Capital», when installed throughout the month of December, eleven beautiful Christmas markets, scattered around the most beautiful squares and areas of the city, which make this city, one of the most recommended destinations at this time of year.

Based on the experience of the time we spent in the city during our trip to Alsace by rental car, we have made this list of what we believe are, the 10 essential places to see in Strasbourg. We start!

1. La Petit France

La Petite France, located on the Grand Island next to the Ill River, is our favorite neighborhood and one of the most picturesque places to visit in Strasbourg.
Stroll through its cobbled streets, see the colorful half-timbered houses that are reflected in the water, sit on one of its terraces with views, take a boat ride on the canals, are just some of the best things to do in This old fishermen's neighborhood that we are sure of, you will love and engage in equal parts.
Among all the typical Alsace houses of La Petit France, the Maison des Tanneurs stands out, an old tanner house converted into a restaurant, which we recommend not to miss.

2. Notre Dame Cathedral

Another 10 minutes walk from Le Petit France is another of the most essential places to see in Strasbourg, the Notre Dame Cathedral.
This Gothic cathedral, built over four centuries, between 1015 and 1439, was for more than two centuries the tallest building in the world with its 142 meters, which reaches its bell tower.
In addition to climbing your bell tower to enjoy the views, we recommend you to entertain yourself to discover all the details and sculptures of the fantastic main facade of the cathedral and enter inside to see the pulpit, the organ and above all, a beautiful astronomical clock .
A great option to learn about history and not miss anything about the city is to book this free tour of Strasbourg with a guide in Spanish Free! which starts in the Cathedral Square.
Visiting hours: Monday to Saturday from 08: 30h to 11: 15h and from 12: 45h to 17: 45h. On Sundays it opens from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Eguisheim, one of the most beautiful villages in Alsace

Map of the places to see in Strasbourg

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