Sélestat Tourism

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Sélestat (pronounced: [selɛsta]; Alsatian: Schlettstàdt; German: Schlettstadt) is a commune in the north-east region of France. An administrative division (sous-préfecture) of the Bas-Rhin department, the town lies on the Ill river, 17 kilometres (11 mi) from the Rhine and the German border. Sélestat is located between the largest communes of Alsace, Strasbourg and Mulhouse. In 2013, Sélestat had a total population of 19,332, which makes it the eighth most populous town in Alsace. During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance it was the third largest city in the region, after Strasbourg and Colmar, and it is ranked the third commune in Alsace for cultural heritage. Sélestat was founded in the 8th century as a port on the Ill and it experienced a long period of prosperity thanks to the trade in wine and a thriving religious and cultural life. It gradually declined after the Reformation and the French conquest in the 17th century. The town eventually experienced a new demographic growth in the second half of the 20th century when it became a small industrial and cultural centre. Thanks to its rich heritage, which includes the renowned Humanist Library and an imposing pair of medieval churches, Sélestat is an important tourist destination in Alsace. It also benefits from its location on the Alsace wine road and its proximity to Haut-Kœnigsbourg castle. Aside from the medieval old town, the commune of Sélestat encompasses a nature reserve including one of the largest riparian forests of France.

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Is Sélestat in France on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. When planning a trip to Sélestat, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Nancy. Nancy is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Place Stanislas, Pepiniere Park, Musee De I'ecole De Nancy. Also, to reach Sélestat, you'll have to take a flight to Nancy; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Sélestat can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Sélestat*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sélestat

    Know the pollution level of Sélestat before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 8.33 (Very Low)
  • Sélestat: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sélestat for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sélestat.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.74 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 23.91 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 14.13 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 9.52 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 13.1 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.42 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.35 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 47.12 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.77 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 36.96 (Low)
  • Living in Sélestat - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Sélestat is 171.04 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.14 (High)
    • Climate Index 85.86 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 2.87 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 38.5 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 74.63 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 60.42 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.82 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 83.98 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sélestat

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sélestat

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.76 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 105.88 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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