The must-see places in Strasbourg, not to be missed!
Discover the must-see places in the capital of Strasbourg!
During your stay or weekend in Strasbourg, we suggest you some places or monuments to visit to fill up your memories. Whether you are planning a weekend or a longer stay, these places in the Alsatian capital are not to be missed!
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The Big Island
The city of Strasbourg is full of neighborhoods, monuments and places that cannot be ignored. We suggest you start by discovering the cathedral district.
Through the narrow streets, you will discover many small shops, as well as restaurants and wine bars, serving different Alsatian specialties.
The cathedral, built in pink sandstone from the Vosges mountains, is the symbol of Strasbourg. It took about 3 centuries to finish this imposing and refined cathedral.
Everything has been thought and realized in detail. The cathedral of Strasbourg is dressed with an incredible rose window of 14 meters in diameter, remarkable stained glass windows but also an impressive facade composed of many characters, telling a rich history to all its visitors ...
The Kammerzell House
Located next to the cathedral, this famous renaissance style house has a façade rich in decor inspired by the Bible, Greco-Roman antiquity and the Middle Ages.
The European quarter
The European Parliament
During your visit in the European district and more particularly on the banks of the Ill, you will have the opportunity to admire the superb architecture of the European Parliament, made of glass, metal and wood. This building with its impressive dimensions and elliptical shape is superbly illuminated at night.
You will find more information on the website of the European Parliament about the different tours offered.
La Petite France
A visit to the most picturesque district of Strasbourg is a must.
La Petite France will transport you throughout this discovery in a peaceful and magical universe. In this waterfront district, millers and fishermen used to live and work. You will be able to admire sublime half-timbered houses dating from the 16th and 17th centuries.
The charm of Venice thanks to the Ill
Start your visit of La Petite France by discovering the quays, the old houses and the colored facades. What gives it its undeniable charm and earns it the nickname of "Little Venice" is the Ill River.
The Ill river surrounds the entire city, giving it peace and quiet but also a very appreciable energy.
The Benjamin Zix square
Continue your discovery of La Petite France by passing by the sublime Benjamin Zix square, where you can take a delicate break. Thanks to an exceptional view, you will be able to admire the half-timbered houses, the river from a sublime angle but also La Maison des Tanneurs, nicely flowered during the seasons, from spring to autumn.
The Place Benjamin Zix will also allow you to discover the rue du Bain-aux-Plantes, a street made of old cobblestones and which offers an incredible number of half-timbered houses.
Further on, don't miss the bridges (the Pont Tournant and the Pont Saint-Martin) offering you views on the mills, dams and locks...
The Covered Bridges and the Vauban dam
Finally, finish your walk in the district of La Petite France with the visit of the Covered Bridges and the Vauban dam.
The Ponts Couverts and its three high guard towers and a few meters away, the Vauban dam and its thirteen arches also including a panoramic terrace.