Travel in Strasbourg


Strasbourg (German: Straßburg, Alsatian: Strossburi) is the capital of the Grand-Est region of France and is most widely known for hosting a number of important European institutions. It is also famous for its beautiful historical centre - the Grande Île - which was the first city centre to be classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


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If you have 2 days in Strasbourg:

Day 1 – Begin your adventures in Strasbourg with a walk around the historic city center. Walk around the picturesque Petite France, cross the Ponts Couverts, then head to the Krutenau district. You can spend some time in the Musée alsacien, Palais Rohan, and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg to learn more about the region’s history and traditions. Unwind at Place Kleber with a glass of wine and a hearty dish.

Day 2 – Visit the city’s green spaces – the Jardin des Deux Rives and Parc l’Orangerie are perfect for a relaxing day. If you want to see more and get farther, rent a bike or join a bike tour. It’s a great way to enjoy the surrounding countryside and explore two countries in one day.

Top tips for travel to Strasbourg
Languages spoken: French, German, English
Money: Euro (1 EUR ~ 1.10 USD) – You can pay at most shops, train stations, and hotels using a credit or debit card, but make sure to have cash with you. Some restaurants and establishments will only take cash.
If you have a borderless card like TransferWise or Revolut, you can withdraw from the French banks’ ATMs for free. Convert your currency to EUR on your app first, then withdraw easily and hassle-free.

Typical costs:

  • Accommodations – A stay for two in a luxurious hotel in the historic center (like Cour de Corbeau) can cost from EUR 240/night. A charming boutique hotel in a central location (like BOMA) costs around EUR 120/night. You can also find budget apartment rentals (like Studio Proche Gare Et Petite France) and stay for only EUR 70/night.

  • Food – You can spend EUR 40 upwards for a nice dinner for two.

  • Transportation – Strasbourg is extremely walkable. A single bus or tram ride within the city costs EUR 1.80, bike rentals are for EUR 20/day, and rental carscost from EUR 80/day.

Tipping: A service charge is usually added to the final bill and tipping is not expected, but a 10-15% tip for excellent service is appreciated.

Weather and best times to go: Strasbourg is absolutely beautiful during the summer months (July, August) with flowers in full bloom and the perfect weather for walking and biking around the city. Autumn (October, November) is also a lovely time to visit, especially if you’re planning to continue your adventures around Alsace. You can enjoy the beautiful fall colors, milder weather, and wine festivals and tastings throughout the countryside. During the Christmas season (December), Strasbourg dresses up as the “Capitale de Noël” with festive Christmas markets spread throughout the city.

Staying connected: You can get a pocket Wi-Fi device delivered to your hotel in France or anywhere in the EU.


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