Strasbourg Tourism

Visit Strasbourg - Best of Strasbourg

Strasbourg means the City at the Crossroads, and lives up to that name and then some. The place has been a human dwelling for 600,000 years, and it was permanently settled by proto-Celts around 1300 BC. This developed into a Roman town called Argentoratum. Over the millennia its seen a good lot of conflict, declaring itself a free republic, slipping into German rule for over a century, then back to France’s.

Today, the city is special for its rather mixed heritage – there’s almost as much German influence in its history as French. The locals are equally comfortable with either language. And that’s not the only thing it’s got going for it - Johannes Gutenberg created the first printing press here; it’s historic centre was the first of it’s kind in the world to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site; it’s one of the seats to the European Parliament; it’s University is the second largest in France; and there’s a unique blend of Catholic and Protestant culture.

It’s architecture is elegant yet grand; it’s districts are picturesque and unique; it’s museums are comprehensive and grow consistently; it’s park are an incredible amount of fun; it’s Christmas market is to die for; the Alsatian cuisine is mind-blowing; and it’s pretty any given time of the day or night.

History! A settlement for more than half a million years, Strasbourg has seen and recorded the best and worst of European Times.

Culture! A strange mix of French and German, Catholic and Protestant, and quaint and modern – the city

Significance! One of the largest cities in France, it birthed the printing press; is one of the seat to the European Parliament and has France’s second largest port and second largest University.

Food! There’s just no limit to how much you can praise Alsatian cuisine.

Strasbourg Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Strasbourg tips for your visit

  • Tourists are advised to research the menus and prices of numerous restaurants to choose the best quality of food served among them.
  • Communication is preferably casual and informal, and regards with close association even on meeting for the first time is usual.
  • Learning some of the common French vocabularies is highly advised.
  • Red flowers are advisably discouraged to be presented as gifts.
  • Emphasis on personal wealth, property, and achievements are regarded as negative aspects in a person.
  • Direct interaction and communication with the concerned person or persons are recommended and not indirect conversation in the hierarchical orders.
More about Strasbourg

Facts and Stats for Strasbourg*

  • Pollution Statistics in Strasbourg

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

    • Air Pollution 37.07 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 38.46 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 34.62 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 32.14 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.17 (Low)
  • Strasbourg: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20.83 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 22.92 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 29.17 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.17 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.92 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.58 (Low)
  • Living in Strasbourg - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 73.57 (High)
    • Climate Index 85.66 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 43.13 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.6 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 76.85 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.33 (Low)
    • 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 Strasbourg

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.47 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75 USD

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

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