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Visiting Strasbourg

With its medieval bridges stretching across the river, hulking cathedral, and buildings bearing flying buttresses, this French town near the German border is like the setting for a Gothic novel. Whether or not you’re here for romance, the sausage and spatzle just might make you fall in love.

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With its medieval bridges stretching across the river, hulking cathedral, and buildings bearing flying buttresses, this French town near the German border is like the setting for a Gothic novel. Whether or not you’re here for romance, the sausage and spatzle just might make you fall in love.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Strasbourg. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Strasbourg flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Strasbourg

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Strasbourg: The Heart of Alsace

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 22 Aug, 2011

After a few hours in Colmar, I took the train 40 miles north to Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace and the heart of this famous region of Eastern France. After getting off the train and walking through the old train station whose exterior looks…Read More


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A Brief Introduction to Strasbourg

Written by phileasfogg on 12 Jun, 2009

I first learnt about Alsace (and, by extension, about Strasbourg) when I was in school studying about the Franco-German tussles over this bit of land. Later, in college, while studying hotel management, I learnt more interesting things about this city: that it’s the home of…Read More


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Going the Alsatian way: Strasbourg’s Must-Eats

Written by phileasfogg on 03 Jun, 2009

Sitting at the edge of France, rubbing shoulders with Germany (and, off and on during its history, also being part of Germany), Alsace has been influenced in many ways by its neighbour. The Alsatian language, for instance (as we discovered during an informative boat tour…Read More


Strasbourg, Europe

Written by MALUSE on 31 Mar, 2009

STRASBOURG, EUROPEWhen a colleague asked me if I´d accompany her and a form of 31 15/16-year-old pupils on a 2½ day excursion to Strasbourg I agreed, I knew most of the boys and girls and expected they wouldn´t be too stressful and I´d been to…Read More


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Walking Grand Isle

Written by kjlouden on 24 Aug, 2004

A city for walking Anyone wanting to walk around Strasbourg’s old town might divide his walk into three sections: the interior squares, the quays, and Petite France. This discussion pertains to squares and quays. Altogether, we spent six hours walking the island, and four of those…Read More


Le Corbusier's Marvel

Written by Bob Nicholls on 04 Sep, 2000

When travelling in Europe, everyone expects to see old architecture, whether it is Roman ruins, or as 'modern' as the 1800s. In fact, that is one of the joys of travelling. However, there is modern architecture which stands out and is worth mentioning.…Read More


Strasbourg's Petite France

Written by Bob Nicholls on 04 Sep, 2000

Strasbourg is a great walking city, with many pedestrian zones. The reddish Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral stands out, as do cathedrals in so many French cities and villages. The astronomical clock inside is intriguing. Around the cathedral are half-timbered buildings, and myriad restaurants.…Read More


Route du Vin

Written by Bob Nicholls on 04 Sep, 2000

From Strasbourg, just about everyone heads south to the many charming villages on the 'Route du Vin.' Whether you plan to drink in the scenery or the wind, there are many choices. There are wonderful wines produced in the area, and much…Read More


Cremerie Perrin and Hollbeer

Written by blackbirdtanya on 30 Dec, 2004

If you are a cheese fanatic, this is one of the many fine cheese shops Strasbourg has to offer. This one is a little outside the island portion of Strasbourg on 20 rue d'Austerlitz. The phone number is 0388 363415. While picking up a lovely…Read More


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