Strasbourg Tourism

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.

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Strasbourg

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

    • Air Pollution 34.09 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 48.53 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 35.29 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29.41 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 29 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Strasbourg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Strasbourg.

    • Burglary and Theft 19.05 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 29.76 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 23.81 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 13.1 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 19.05 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29.76 (Low)
    • Attacks 23.81 (Low)
    • Drug offense 44.05 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.71 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.71 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.81 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.67 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Strasbourg is 177.52 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 70.45 (High)
    • Climate Index 84.71 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 40.21 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.44 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.2 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 81.25 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.3 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 92.27 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.33 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 92.4 USD

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

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