Top destination - Why go there in Strasbourg, France ?

Strasbourg, European Capital

Strasbourg, European Capital - Christmas market in Strasbourg
Christmas market in Strasbourg

Seat of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, the European Capital, but also the capital of the French region in which it is, is a marvel to visit. Featuring a huge old town, along with an incredible history, being sometimes German along its history, it has a lot to visit. Hosting the former tallest building in the world, the Cathedral, and the oldest - and often rated best - Christmas market in Europe, it is worth visiting any time of the year.

  • Is tap water safe to drink in Strasbourg, France ?
  • Yes
  • Average prices in FR (USD - 1€ = USD$1.179798 )
  • Public transport ticket : 1.95 |
  • Taxi (5km) : 12.04 |
  • Train (200km) : 32.5 |
  • Restaurant (2 persons) : 70 |
  • 5* hotel : 240 |
  • 3* hotel : 130 |
  • Appartment rent : 670 |
  • Women haircut : 42.53 |
  • Men haircut : 22.71 |
  • Weekend city break (2 persons, 1 hotel night, without flights) : 650
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 Finest restaurants - Where to eat in Strasbourg, France ?

Le Tire-Bouchon, traditional alsacian food

Le Tire-Bouchon, traditional alsacian food - Traditional chair in Le Tire Bouchon
Traditional chair in Le Tire Bouchon

For a traditional meal, a good restaurant - locally called Winstub - is Le Tire-Bouchon (the corkscrew). With a choice of food and wines large enough to show you most of the local cuisine (choucroute, kneppfle, ...), but small enough to prove they do it well, you will surely feel like a local. And the wine choice isn't bad either - and for a very competitive price, especially if you like white wine.

Great Great 5/6 (1)  |Expensive-Expensive Expensive  |40 EUR  |See on map of Strasbourg, France 5, rue des Tailleurs de Pierre 67000 Strasbourg

Restaurant à l'Ange

Restaurant à l'Ange - Beef carpaccio
Beef carpaccio

In a traditional and comfortable atmosphere, a very nice small restaurant where food is real and all meals worth a try. A nice escape from the center for a gourmet and budget culinary escapade - not mentioning the friendliness of the owner and staff.

Great Great 5/6 (1)  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |20 EUR  |See on map of Strasbourg, France 95 Rue de Bâle, 67100 Strasbourg, France

Les Innocents

Les Innocents - Entry
Entry

Recently opened restaurant, the food is absolutely delicious. Wine choice is also very good. One of the current top spots in the city for a restaurant.

Great Great 5/6 (1)  |Expensive-Expensive Expensive  |40 EUR  |See on map of Strasbourg, France 4 Rue Paul Muller Simonis, 67000 Strasbourg, France

Ancienne douane

Ancienne douane - Tarte flambee and wine
Tarte flambee and wine

As it names indicates, this restaurant is situated in the former customs building. At walking distance from all main points of interest, it is very popular with local crowd, as it is affordable, offers space for large reservations, and food is very good, especially the main local specialty, Tarte flambee.

Great Great 5/6 (1)  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |20 EUR  |See on map of Strasbourg, France 6 Rue de la Douane, 67000 Strasbourg, France

Restaurant Brasserie Max

Restaurant Brasserie Max - Wine while waiting for order
Wine while waiting for order

At the heart of Strasbourg, right next to the most important public transport hub, Homme de Fer, this restaurant offers great local food and amazing wine. For carpaccio lovers, the all you can eat is a pure pleasure !

Great Great 5/6 (1)  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |20 EUR  |See on map of Strasbourg, France 4 Place de l Homme de Fer, 67000 Strasbourg, France

Restaurant In Vino Veritas

Restaurant In Vino Veritas - Ananas tartar
Ananas tartar

Situated right next to the cathedral, it is a good place to stop during your city sightseeing. In summer, the outdoor terrace at the bottom of the cathedral is a ravishment

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |20 EUR  |See on map of Strasbourg, France 25 Place de la Cathédrale, 67000 Strasbourg, France
Nearby :  Strasbourg Cathedral   

Alambar, italian lounge restaurant

Alambar, italian lounge restaurant - Generous fried goat cheese salad
Generous fried goat cheese salad

For a city lunch break, Alambar can be a solution. Terrace is comfortable, plates are plentiful. Unfortunately service can be very slow, and orders might have troubles to be taken correctly.

Not so good Not so good 2/6 (1)  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |30 EUR  |See on map of Strasbourg, France 15 Rue du Vieux Marché aux Vins 67000 Strasbourg

 What to see in Strasbourg, France ?

Strasbourg Christmas market

Strasbourg Christmas market - Christmas market in Strasbourg
Christmas market in Strasbourg

Christmas market, existing since 1570, making it the oldest in Europe, is a must see around Christmas. All around town, several temporary Christmas market are set up, the most interesting one being below the Cathedral.

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Strasbourg Cathedral

Strasbourg Cathedral - Outdoor view
Outdoor view

The marvel of the city, definitely worth visiting. Strasbourg's cathedral was the tallest building in the world for 2 centuries, and still remains as the tallest building in the world entirely built during middle ages. Every hour, when the bells are ringing, a surprising show happens inside the cathedral.

Strasbourg Christmas streets decoration

Strasbourg Christmas streets decoration - Streets decorated for Christmas
Streets decorated for Christmas

During winter time, and especially around Christmas, about a month before the market starts and a month after it ends, Strasbourg becomes magical : the streets are decorated with lights, puppets, and other accessories, making the old town purely romantic and transporting guests in another dimension.

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Palais Rohan

Palais Rohan - Exterior view
Exterior view

Former residence of prince-bishops and cardinals from the Rohan house, from 18th Century, this historical place located along the river, it now hosts some of the most important museums in the city : the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts, plus an art gallery.

 Excellent activities - What to do in Strasbourg, France ?

Free walking tours in Strasbourg

When defining a tour of this city, it is very useful to have the advice of local experts who can guide you and teach you the history and culture of the most important points of interest. This is what happens when we do a free walking tour in Strasbourg with a local guide, who can also recommend where to eat, where to buy souvenirs or how to get around the city. The essential places you should visit should try to be ordered, so you can go walking without having to go around absurdly. For example, you could take a tour where you started seeing the Cathedral, then you will pass by the Kammerzell House, nearby you will find the Rohan Palace Museum, as well as the Plaza du Marché Gayot. If you cross the river, you will reach the German quarter where the Republic Square is located and following that side of the river you arrive at the Palace of Justice. Once this spectacular building, you can go back to the island to see the Town Hall (Hôtel de ville or the Hôtel de Hanau) as well as the churches of San Pedro el Joven and San Pedro el Viejo to end up going to the Petite France neighborhood in which the Church of Santo Tomás stands out. Finally, we recommend that you do not forget the European neighborhood where you will see the Parliament building, as well as the European Court of Human Rights.

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Zombie walk

Zombie walk - Main stage
Main stage

Now a must see September even, the Zombie walk in Strasbourg features whole day concert, local beer, food, and customed guests. If you happen to be in the area in September, do not hesitate to visit it !

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 Best clubs - Where to party in Strasbourg, France ?

Retro Club

Retro Club - Party in Retro Club Strasbourg
Party in Retro Club Strasbourg

Ideally situated under Les Halles, one of the main commercial center in Strasbourg, it is usually opened Thursday - Sunday. With a bottle of champagne for 170€, it worth joining one of their numerous parties. Also, they target 25 people - so if you're above, it's probably the best place for you to go party

La Salamandre Restaurant Night Club

La Salamandre Restaurant Night Club - La Salamandre Strasbourg champagne bath
La Salamandre Strasbourg champagne bath

La Salamandre is a very good place to party - both for your mood and for your budget. With parties from Thursday to Saturday, and bottles of champagne starting at 80€, you can safely end your night there on a weekend visit.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |100 EUR  |See on map of Strasbourg, France 3 rue Paul Janet 67000 STRASBOURG