Best Things To Do in Strasbourg, France

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  • Take a boat trip: Bateau- Mouche style craft leave from the quay by the Palais des Rohan, and sail round the Grand Ile past the European Parliament offering spectacular views of City and riverbank.  Allow 2 hours.
  • The Cathedral: Key features are its single spire, and its strange collections of graffiti that date from the 18th and 19thcenturies. Historical visitors from all over Europe had their names and the date of their visit inscribed into the soft sandstone. Some of Napoleon’s officers’ names are obvious by the inclusion of their ranks. The interior is as equally attractive with stunning stained glass and an unexpected apse in the Byzantine style. Part of the giant astronomical clock date back to the 16thcentury.2 hours should be enough.
  • Museums: Strasbourg has a collection of excellent galleries and museums. Check out the Musee des Beaux-Arts for its  collection of European paintings dating from the Renaissance to the 19th century, and the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain on the banks of the Ill. This purpose built gallery is as stunning as its exhibits. Its eclectic collection includes several Picassos and a couple of rooms devoted to Strasbourg born abstract sculptor Hans Arp.  Drop in or spend as long as you like.


  • Strasbourg has its share of chic shops and excellent weekend markets, perfect for window shopping or bargain hunting.
  • Don’t miss the flea market in the place de l'Hôpital and Rue Gutenberg’s flower market. The best is considered to be the farmers' market on place du Marché aux Poissons. Here you’ll find a massive selection of locally grownfruit and vegetables, honey, local hand-made sausages and cheeses and freshly caught river fish.

Bars and Night Life:

  • AcadEmie de la Bière is the place for beer loving night owls. Staying open daily until 0400, it offers more than 70 varieties of beer (including beer cocktails) served in gorgeous, wooded interiors.
  • Each of the two floors at trendy Le Divan has a different ambience and a striking décor. R’n B, Latin, house, soul goove and salsa make for a heady playlist. 

Below we have a list of things to do in Strasbourg and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Strasbourg getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Strasbourg with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Strasbourg

Here is the list of things to do in Strasbourg and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Cathedrale Notre Dame De Strasbourg

    Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    One of Europe’s most stunning examples of Gothic Architecture, the cathedral is built on the site of a small roman temple. The Bishop who commissioned it in 1015 had wanted a Romanesque influence, but during the renovations in the 12th Century, Alsace was in the tight grip of Gothic influence. The building truly belongs to the city; after the Bishop’s downfall, the municipality and...Read more
  2. La Petite France

    Walking Area, Food And Drinks, Neighborhoods

    This place is like a box of Chocolate Frogs – you’ll never know what you might get. A cobblestone road winding it’s way through medieval buildings and along waterways, past beautiful rows of shops and restaurants – the historic Little France is pretty hangout! Once upon a time, fishermen, tanners and millers lived here in the half-timbered houses. The area is highly pop...Read more
  3. Alsatian Museum, Musee Alsacien


    The museum is an act of defiance – its purpose was to preserve the city’s authentic identity in the face of forced Germanisation. Once in 1917, it seemed like this ‘Den Francophile’ was in danger of being shut down but an intervention by the town municipality saved it. If that sounds severe, don’t worry; these guys preserved the Alsatian spirit too, making for a r...Read more
  4. Parc De L'orangerie

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    Parc De L'orangerie


    Any decent city will have a park to which the family can retire to in the weekends for some quality time. But it’s just so much nicer when that need is recognised, anticipated and then fulfilled as well as it can be – like at this park. The main draw here is a tiny zoo featuring birds (swans and storks – you’ll find them nesting all over!) and a few other animals, and t...Read more
  5. Place Gutenberg, Parking Gutemberg

    Food And Drinks, Market, Square, Souvenir Shop

    Though it’s more loved today for the Christmas Market that enchants in wintertime, the place Gutenberg owes its name to the famous inventor of the printing press. It’s a large and picturesque square, and though it doesn’t really have muck to offer (apart from the Statue of Gutenberg and the nearby Chamber of Commerce), it’s a good starting point for your tour of Strasbo...Read more
  6. Palais De Rohan, Palais Rohan


    Quite possibly the most important building in the city – the palace holds three museums of significance -  the Archaeological Museum (basement), the Museum of Decorative Arts (ground floor) and the Museum of Fine Arts (first and second floor). But that’s not how it started off. Finished in 1742, the place has been residence of many of France’s most famous ruler...Read more
  7. Museum Of Modern And Contemporary Art, Musee D'art Moderne Et Contemporain De

    Art Museum, Museum

    This one is different from the other Srasbourg museums. It’s sleeker, more modern, and more relatable. It’s 18000 items are displayed in a massive building – one of the largest of it’s kind in France. The artists most prominently displayed are GustaveDoré (369 works), Jean Arp (53 works), Victor Brauner (37 works) and César Dom...Read more
  8. Barrage Vauban

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    Barrage Vauban

    View Point, Historical Site, Architecture

    Neat to the La Petit France area lies this weir – a structure several stories high, built in the late 17th century to protect the city. The impressive Vauban Dam (Great Lock), can flood the entire southern part of town if needed. A terrace on top of the dam is a wonderful viewpoint, offering a panoramic view of the canals. Many visitors comment on the relaxing atmosphere of the place and ...Read more
  9. Saint-pierre-le-jeune Protestant Church

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    There are two others churched dedicated to St. Peter in Strasbourg – a Lutheran-Catholic and a Romanesque. This is the Protestant one, which is also the reason it’s called “Young St. Peter’s”. Built on the site of a 7th century Columban Church (the remains of which are stills seen), the church is quite important to Strasbourg, even if it’s not quite as grandi...Read more
  10. Strasbourg University Botanical Gardens, Jardin Botanique De L'universite De Strasbourg

    Botanical Garden

    This living museum houses 6000 plant species in an arboretum (half the garden, containing plants from all five continents), various eco beds(aquatic, alpine and desert) and greenhouses(utility plants and a two story tropical house), and rockeries around the pond, . There’s even a giant sequoia in it’s collection! Occasionally the university or some other party will organise an event...Read more
  11. Historical Museum Of Strasbourg , Musee Historique De Strasbourg

    History Museum, Architecture

    Established in 1920, the museums location lives up to the tumultuous history of the city it documents – this Renaissance building had been a slaughterhouse since the late 14thcentury . Three distinct periods of Strasbourg is covered – as a free city in the Germanic Holy Roman Empire (1262-1681), a Royal city (1681-1789), and the current metropolis (19th and 20th centuries) – a...Read more
  12. Musee De L'oeuvre Notre Dame

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    Musee De L'oeuvre Notre Dame

    Art And Culture, Museum

    They house upper-Rhenish art here; that means art produced on the higher lands of Rhine river. Most of the collection is from the early middle ages to 1681 and includes sculptures, glass windows, architectural fragments and building plans of Strasbourg Cathedral, all of which come under four thematically distinct art types. the painted works of several masters such as Peter Hemmel von Andlau,&n...Read more
  13. Le Vaisseau

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    Le Vaisseau

    Zoo, Botanical Garden, Picnic Spot, Hall

    This particular kind of attraction has been gaining a lot of popularity since the millennium – where kids can get hands on with science and technology. The name of the place itself, which can be translated as The Ship, is symbolic of the child’s journey through science and technology. The place really does try and reach out to as many children as possible – it’s exhibits...Read more
  14. Strasbourg Airport Image
    Strasbourg Airport (IATA: SXB, ICAO: LFST) is an international airport located in Entzheim, 10 km (6.2 mi) west-southwest of Strasbourg, both communes of the Bas-Rhin département in the Alsace région of France. It is also known as Entzheim Airport.The airport is located on the A35 autoroute and is served by the TER Alsace train service. The airport is used for both civilian and military purpo...Read more
  15. The Cathedral

    Religious Site, Cathedral

    Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg or Strasbourg Cathedral is the 6th tallest church in the world, built entirely in the medieval period. The construction of this church is a mixture of Roman and Gothic architecture. This unique architectural style of the cathedral makes it all the more beautiful. You will surely enjoy exploring the vibrant architectural styles of the cathedral. Apart f...Read more