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 With the tiny rivers and narrow alleys, extraordinarily varied architecture and the poetry which emerges from the magnificent historical centre, the Alsatian capital is simply delightful. A rich cuisine, a plentiful cultural life and position in the heart of Europe are also important parts of this city. Both in winter and summer, Strasbourg, which is classified as a world heritage site by the United Nations, is one of France’s most attractive and romantic destinations.

currency

1 Euro = 100 cents

phone

Ambulance 15
Police 17
Fire 18
European emergency number 112
SOS doctors Tel: +33 3 88757575

newspaper

Les Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace
L’Alsace
Saisons d’Alsace
Strasbourg magazine
Spectacles
Bibouille

hours

Shops: Mon-Sat 10am-1pm and 2pm-7pm
Supermarkets: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm. Reduced hours or closed Sundays.

population

City: 272,222
Metropolitan area: 764,013

info

Office du tourisme
Place de la Gare, Strasbourg
every day from 9am-7pm
+33 3 88 522 828

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The City

From the earliest centuries AD, Strasbourg has always been considered an important crossroads of Europe. In the fifth century, Franks already gave it the name of Strateburgum, "the road's fortified place." So, it’s not by chance that the European parliament – a symbol of the town's cosmopolitan spirit – was built here, very close to the Rhine and the German border. The special atmosphere is also discernible in the architecture of the houses and churches, and is audible in the Alsatian dialect, which is a mixture of French and German.

The historical centre, surrounded by the charming river Ill, is the real marvel of Strasbourg. It comprises the "Petite France," "la place Kléber" and the cathedral area, which are all perfect places for strolling, improving one’s mind, shopping, relaxing outside cafés or even having parties. And, above all, it's heaven for sweet wines, beers and haute-cuisine lovers.

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Do & See

The historical centre, surrounded by the charming river Ill, is the real marvel of Strasbourg. It comprises the "Petite France," "la place Kléber" and the cathedral area, which are all perfect places for strolling, improving one’s mind, shopping, relaxing outside cafés or even having parties.

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Cathédrale Notre Dame

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Petite-France

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Ponts Couverts

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European Institutions

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Maison Kammerzell

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Le Musée Alsacien

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Parc de l'Orangerie

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Mémorial de l’Alsace Moselle

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Les Secrets du Chocolat

Open air street restaurant in the medieval Petite-France district, Strasbourg CroMary/Shutterstock.com

Dining

For French people, Strasbourg means beer, wine, baeckeofe (a mixed meat dish with potatoes), flamenküche (a thin pie made up of onions, cheese and lardons) and, of course, choucroute (a generous dish consisting of cabbage, meat, sausages and potatoes). Leaving Strasbourg before tasting some of these typical dishes, which can be found in most of restaurants, would be a real crime!

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Le Relais de la Poste

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Chez Yvonne

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L'Ancienne Douane

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Les Deux Gourmandes

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Le Buerehiesel

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Maison des Tanneurs

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Zum Strissel

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Au Crocodile

Cafes in Petite-France in Strasbourg Sergey Kelin/Shutterstock.com

Cafes

The French are known for their café traditions and Strasbourg is no exception. Relax with a croissant and a nice cup of coffee.

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La Place

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Troc’afé

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Bistrot des Arts

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Atlantico

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Café de l’Opéra

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Bars & Nightlife

Wine and beers are parts of Strasbourg's identity. Whatever you like, you should find what you are looking for in the numerous and hearty bars, in the centre or closer to the wharves. Strasbourg is a university town, and thanks to its big campus, there’s plenty of places to party. The city’s cosmopolitan spirit means there’s also a little bit of everything to suit all tastes and ages.

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Champagne Bar

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L’épicerie

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Jeanette et les cycleux

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Tapas café

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L’académie de la Bière

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Au camionneur

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La Laiterie

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Bar Exils

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Odyssée

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Shopping

Luxury brands and fancy accessories abound, as in any French city, but where Strasbourg's shopping really shines is in local products. Local wine is a must for any visitor, but also foie gras, liqueurs, kougelhopfs, macaroons, gingerbread and many other traditional biscuits.

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Carré d'Or

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Grand Rue and Historical Centre

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Place des Halles

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Vineyards

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Farmer's Market

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Christian

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Mireille Oster

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La Cloche à Fromage Boutique

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Le Village de la Bière

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Librairie Quai des Brumes

Modern tram in the Strasbourg city center. France, Alsace Leonid Andronov/Shutterstock.com

Tourist Information

Strasbourg Airport

Strasbourg Airport is located 18 kilometres southwest of the city centre. A shuttle train stops at the airport and takes you to Strasbourg Station. The journey to Strasbourg Station takes 9 minutes and the train leaves up to 4 times every hour.

Car rental companies are represented at the airport. Two of them are:

Avis
+33 3 88 68 82 53

Budget
+33 820 61 17 00

Address: Strasbourg Airport, Strasbourg

Email:

Phone: +33 3 88 64 67 67

Website: strasbourg.aeroport.fr

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Public Transport

There is a possibility to buy a combination ticket for bus and tram. Another cheap way of travelling is to buy 24-hour travel cards. With 430 kilometres, the cycle path network is very well developed and you can also rent bicycles.

CTS (buses and tram):
+33 3 88777070
www.cts-strasbourg.fr

Velocation (bicycle renting):
+33 3 88235675
www.velo-strasbourg.com

Address:

Email:

Phone: +33 3 88777070

Website: www.cts-strasbourg.fr

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Taxi

Taxis 13
+33 3 88361313
www.taxi13.fr

Mondial taxi
+33 3 88221111
www.mondialtaxi.com

Address:

Email:

Phone: +33 3 88361313

Website: www.taxi13.fr

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Post

Post offices are recognizable by blue and yellow signs. Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-1pm.

Address: 33 Rue de la Première Armée, Strasbourg

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Pharmacy

On every chemist’s window, a sign details the “pharmacie de garde,” which is 24-hours.

One pharmacy can be found:
Pharmacie de la Vierge

Address: 42 rue des Grandes Arcades, Strasbourg

Email:

Phone: +33 3 88 32 16 70

Website: www.pharmaciedelavierge.fr

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Telephone

Country code: +33

Area code: 03

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Electricity

220 Volts

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