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Strasbourg
Strasbourg is a historic, dynamic, and architecturally appealing city in the heart of Europe. The city is a beautiful blend of French and German, having changed hands between the two many times over the centuries. Strasbourg serves as the official seat of the EU and a hotbed of culture, architecture, museums, theaters, and festivals. It's easy to fall in love with this captivating medieval destination.

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Strasbourg and the Black Forest

Serving as the official seat of the EU Parliament, Strasbourg is a historic, dynamic, and architecturally gorgeous city. It surprised me with its lively side, and I discovered the city serves as a hotbed of culture, museums, theaters, operas, concert halls, and festivals. The bustling city is completely walkable with everything you’d want to see and do within easy reach. Whether you’re looking for local restaurants, attractions, or entertainment, there’s no doubt that you’ll soon fall in love with this captivating medieval destination.

I arrived in Strasbourg via train which lies on the western edges of the city. Only a short walk it didn’t take me long to reach the historic center. And then BAM. There it was. The imposing Strasbourg Cathedral.

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Jack Baumann

Jack Baumann

Hi, my name is Jack Baumann, and I have a passion for helping independent travelers unlock the wonders of Europe. I founded Guidester - we build personal mobile guidebooks sourced from local experts - so travelers could cut through the noise and dive deeper into the wonders of Europe. I hope you enjoy my stories and tips!

Jack Baumann

Jack Baumann

Hi, my name is Jack Baumann, and I have a passion for helping independent travelers unlock the wonders of Europe. I founded Guidester - we build personal mobile guidebooks sourced from local experts - so travelers could cut through the noise and dive deeper into the wonders of Europe. I hope you enjoy my stories and tips!

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Local Tips

For the best views of the city you must climb the tower at Strasbourg Cathedral. You will not be disappointed and it’s worth every step.

Whether you’re coming in by plane, car, or train you will spend most of your time on foot as a large part of the historic center is pedestrian only. The city center is quite small and most of the major sights and old streets are within a short walk of each other.

 

Public transit closes around midnight, so if you’re out and relying on the underground or tram then plan on a cab or walk home if you’re out late.

 

Cabs:

Cabs can be tricky. Always pre-negotiate a fare before taking off because cabbies will often jack up the prices on tourists. Don’t let them jerk you around.

Take time away from the sightseeing and shopping to just stroll the medieval streets. Truly, there’s no city like Strasbourg in Germany or France so taking time to enjoy the unique blend of culture and architecture is part of the experience.

Where To Stay

If you’re staying in Strasbourg you would be best served staying either close to the Cathedral inside the historic center, or near the train station for easy access in and out of the city.

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Local Eats

Cuisine in Alsace
Alsatian dishes (local dishes of Alsace) include Sauerkraut with meat (Kassler, frankfurter, smoked Alsace sausage, salt pork, smoked bacon & potatoes), Knuckle of Ham Braised in Pinot Noir (sauté potatoes & green salad), duck Foie Gras and S’Kaechele Snails with Roquefort Cheese.
A Guidester favorite...
S'kaechele is run by a couple serving delicious traditional Alsatina dishes. It is best to book in advance as this restaurant is a popular place.

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