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Things to do in Strasbourg

Strasbourg – the first World Heritage Site

Strasbourg is a French city which is famed for both being the first city named a World Heritage Site and also for hosting the European Parliament. The city abounds with stunning architecture and cultural excursions. Because of its political and historical significance, it attracts people who look for an enriching and interesting city in which to spend their holiday in.

 

Things to do in Strasbourg

Strasbourg has an array of things to explore in the city center and as a tourist there are a lot of things to do in Strasbourg.

 

Visit the Cathedral

Notable is the cathedral that is absolutely huge and wonderful. It lies near a network of old cobblestone streets and picturesque canals that provide hours of enjoyable ambling.

 

Strasbourg Christmas Market

If you visit during the holiday season, you must walk through some of the open-air Christmas markets at the city squares.

 

Strasbourg Restaurants

The restaurants in Strasbourg have an assortment of modern and traditional places, from gourmet dining to simple, inexpensive eateries. Lying near the German border, the cuisine is unique and Alsatian.

 

L’opera - Strasbourg Opera

In the evenings, you can spend a few hours at L’opera, a baroque style opera house.

 

Nightlife

After a show, spend some time soaking in the nightlife at the city bars, clubs, and party scenes. Whether you’re looking for a lively young crowd or a hidden spot to grab a beer, Strasbourg has it all.

 

Strasbourg Basketball

The city also features a professional basketball club which is a great destination for sports lovers. You can go to games and see the French team play in red and white.

 

When to go to Strasbourg

In Strasbourg, summers are warm and generally sunny while winters are overcast and cold. Temperatures in the hottest summer month of August range at 14.1-30°C (57.4-86°F). In the coldest month of January, temperatures average at -0.8-4.5°C (30.6-40.1°F).
Because of the Christmas markets, snow, and traditional cuisine, winter is an extremely cozy time to visit Strasbourg. Summer has its own benefits, as the warm sunshine bakes gently the stone streets and reflects off the canal waters. This charming ville beckons visitors year round, there are always things to do in Strasbourg and the city is worthy of patronage more than just once, with all it has to offer with the changing of the seasons!

 

Things to do in Strasbourg

Strasbourg Facts

Population759 868
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
CurrencyEuro
Longitude7.75
Latitude48.58
AirportEntzheim, France (SXB)

Strasbourg average temperatures

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UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Strasbourg - Grande Île

Strasbourg’s historic centre, also known as Grande Île, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988. It is a great example of an urban ensemble in central Europe, as a quarter filled with the cathedral, four other churches, the Palais Rohan, the Collège des Jésuites and many medieval streets with shops and craftsmen. Walking around the old town, one will finde other public buildings such as the Hôtel de Ville or La Grande Boucherie de la Ville, nowadays a museum and many town mansions. A very entertaining part to visit in Grade Île is La Petite-France, a picturesque area with old houses and great places to eat and shop.

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OPERA

Strasbourg Opera House

Opéra national du Rhin

Located near the river Ill and the great Monument aux morts de Strasbourg, the Opéra national du Rhin has been the primary place for opera in Strasbourg since the early 18th century, though with several redesigns over the years. Today you can enjoy the finest opera and ballet that Strasbourg has to offer in this historically loaded opera house.

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GOLF

Golf in Strasbourg

There are many great golf courses in the countryside surrounding Strasbourg. Golf de la Wantzenau is one of the finest, featuring many lakes that you will have to strategically avoid if you want to have a good score. The course is made in American style with long varied fairways. Another great course can be found on Kempferhof Resort. They have an 18 hole course set in a rural environment that is open to the public and that both amateurs and professionals can enjoy. Golf International Soufflenheim Baden-Baden's 27 hole course is probably one of the hardest courses in the area, but it is also beautiful being set in the idyllic countryside.

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THEME-PARKS

Theme Parks in Strasbourg - Enjoy the themed areas at Europa-Park

Located between Strasbourg in France and Freiburg in Germany you'll find the second most popular theme park in Europé, Europa-Park. The park consists out of themed areas such like the Enchanted Forest, Kingdom of the Invisibles and many more. There are also country themes so that you, for example, can stroll around in both Italy and France, all at the same day. And of course, there are lots of fun and thrilling rides and attractions waiting for you!

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