Weekend in Strasbourg with your family: visit Alsace
Here are some fun activities to do with your children during a weekend in Strasbourg!
First of all we advise you to take the Strasbourg Pass and Strasbourg Junior Pass because with these passes valid for 3 days, you will receive entrance fees and discounts to visit the best places in Strasbourg.
With the junior pass, you will receive the Familicitirali, a rally to do with your family from :
- Strasbourg Cathedral
- To the old customs house,
- Passing through the Petite France
- And thus observe and discover the city in a playful way.
- Strasbourg Cathedral is the oldest Gothic cathedral in the world!
The interior of the Cathedral is grandiose and its astronomical clock, a feat of Renaissance technology, which is located at the back of the Cathedral, comes to life every day at 12:30 with its automatons. A real "show" not to be missed.
The spire of the Cathedral is 142 metres high, and it is possible to climb a 66-metre-high platform by means of a staircase and climb the 330 steps to enjoy an exceptional panoramic view of the city.
Then go around the Cathedral still with your Familicitirali on the right to arrive at Castle Square.
Here you will find the museum of the Oeuvre Notre-Dame, the former imperial school of the military health service and the Palais Rohan, which houses the decorative arts, fine arts and archaeological museums.
The Maroquin Street
In the Middle Ages, many leather workers were present here, hence its name. This is a very beautiful street with pretty half-timbered houses which allows you to walk along the banks of the Ill to the Corbeau bridge.
The rally ends here after a few questions about the old customs house, a 14th century building.
A commented cruise on board the Batorama or a ride on Captain Bretzel
After the rally, why not go on board a fly boat with the Batorama company and listen to the story of a pirate who tells Strasbourg. (visit adapted for children from 4 years old and free with the Junior pass).
If you prefer to play captain with your family, go to Captain Bretzel and hire a boat for 5, 7 or 11 people without a licence! Several itineraries are possible depending on the route you wish to take!
The Vaisseau, the scientific museum for children, a place to learn but also to have fun!
Numerous experiments and activities are proposed and accessible to children from 3 to 15 years old. Through 6 thematic areas, they can learn more about the human body, animals, water, construction, mathematics or even the life of the garden.
Le vaisseau 1 bis rue Philippe Dollinger 67100 Strasbourg
The Orangery Park and its storks
Take the tram to the Parc de l'Orangerie in the north-east of the city. This 26-hectare park is where the storks, the emblematic bird of Alsace, were reintroduced when they were threatened with extinction.
There are also playgrounds for children to enjoy, as well as a mini farm and a small zoo.
The planetarium of the science garden
Here children can learn about astronomy and observe the night sky. Under its dome, the 3rd largest astronomical telescope in France is hidden.
The planetarium of the Jardin des Sciences offers sessions to discover the starry sky and immersive films on the themes of astronomy and space.
Nature walks in Strasbourg, for the whole family!
The city of Strasbourg offers 10 nature walks of 1h30 to be done with the family to discover the existing nature trails, the urban wildlife and the historical heritage of the city. These tours are accessible by public transport, leaving from a tram or bus stop.