Categories
Event

Strasbourg Christmas Market 2022

The magic of Christmas is back in Strasbourg from November 25th to December 24th, 2022! More than 300 stalls, miles of Christmas lights and lots of events are sure to create an atmosphere of wonder and enchantment all over town. Here is an overview of this year’s festivities. More than 300 stalls  Just like during the 2021 Christmas […]

Categories
Walk around

A walk in the forest and along the Rhine: La Wantzenau

Set off on a nature walk in La Wantzenau, through the forest and along the Rhine, only a fifteen-minute drive from de Strasbourg. Starting point: La Wantzenau, 12 km from Strasbourg  There are several parking options in La Wantzenau: by the river Ill (quai des Bateliers, by the bridge across the Ill) and faubourg du Capitaine d’Alençon (on the […]

Categories
Walk around

Walk around in Strasbourg: the Marne-Rhine canal

You can access the Marne-Rhine Canal from the parc de l’Orangerie and the European institutions. Enjoy a walk, take a ride on your bike or go on a run from Strasbourg all the way to Vendenheim and beyond.  Stop a while to watch the boats go through the locks and enjoy the countryside between Hoenheim and Reichstett. […]

Categories
Travel

Bergen – so much more than the fjord capital of Norway

Bergen has the second largest population in Norway after the capital, Oslo. It’s located between two of the country’s most famous fjords (the Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord), giving it the nickname “Norway’s fjord capital“. Bergen’s second nickname – “the city of seven hills” – is due to the seven hills surrounding it. Among these is […]

Categories
Travel

Our favorite discoveries in Edinburgh

Between the medieval castle perched atop a volcanic rock, the winding alleys of Old Town, the grid street plan in New Town, the wild nature around the peak of Arthur’s Seat, and the cool seaside borough of Leith, Edinburgh is where the centuries converge.  Ever since she discovered Edinburgh as a student, Stéphanie had dreamed of going […]

Categories
Walk around

Walk around in Strasbourg: parc de la Citadelle

Parc de la Citadelle is very easy to reach on foot from the Étoile district. This parkland stretches over 12 hectares, on the vestiges of an old military fort designed by Vauban in 1681. The site was renovated and made into a park in 1964, and the remains of the old citadel (the scarp wall, […]

Categories
Top

25 things to do and see for free in Strasbourg

Exploring a new often starts with visiting its main sights and museums. If you’re traveling on a budget or with your family, the cost of different attractions can quickly add up. So how can you make the most out of your stay without spending a fortune? We’ve compiled a non-exhaustive list of 25 things to do and see in Strasbourg […]

Categories
Walk around

Walk around in Strasbourg: Quai Rouget de Lisle

Quai Rouget de Lisle runs along the river Ill from place Brant (near Palais Universitaire) in the Neustadt quarter, to Strasbourg’s European quarter. The quay was named after Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, the army officer who wrote the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, in Strasbourg in 1792. Starting at place Brant, follow the quay towards the […]

Categories
Top

Top 10 views of la Petite France

La Petite France, Strasbourg’s historic old town, is surrounded by water. Because of the canals of the river Ill winding between the charming, half-timbered houses, this neighborhood reminds us of an Alsatian little Venice. Explore the narrow, cobblestoned streets, or wander the edge of the water. Stop for a moment to enjoy the view on the Ponts Couverts, or […]

Categories
Museum

Visit a museum in Strasbourg: the Musée de l’Œuvre Notre Dame

One of the only museums in Europe entirely dedicated to medieval and Renaissance art. The Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame can be found on place du Château, practically at the foot of Strasbourg Cathedral. Not only is the museum devoted to the construction of the famous cathedral, it also covers seven centuries of art in Strasbourg […]

Categories
unusual Strasbourg

Unusual Strasbourg: rue du Jeu-des-Enfants

For many years, rue du Jeu-des-Enfants was like a forgotten side street in the center of Strasbourg, despite its movie theater, shops, and restaurants. Most of the time, people would just pass through while driving from place Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux to place de l’Homme de fer. Thanks to a local initiative, it has been transformed into a […]

Categories
Travel

Our favorite discoveries in Stockholm 

Much like Oslo and other major cities in Northern Europe, Stockholm has an understated reputation. Even so, this capital is neither sleepy nor boring. The city’s pursuit of innovation and new technologies does not prevent it from being in touch with its heritage and age-old traditions. The cobbled streets and colorful houses in Stockholm’s old […]

Categories
Day trip

A day trip from Strasbourg: Colmar

Explore Colmar, a day trip less than an hour away from Strasbourg. This beautiful town, whose heritage spans from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, is one of the most prized gems of Alsace. Colmar is easy to reach from Strasbourg, either by car or by train. More than 40 trains shuttle between the […]

Categories
Glimpse of

A glimpse of Strasbourg #3: Cathedral

Strasbourg’s Notre-Dame Cathedral is the main symbol of the city. It always pulls us in with its own kind of magnetism. Stopping by the Cathedral square and place du Château is always a part of the ritual for our walks around town, as if we had a subconscious need to visit a dear old friend. We often […]

Categories
Seasons

Strasbourg through the seasons: la Maison des Ponts Couverts

La Maison des Ponts Couverts is located on an islet off the Ponts Couverts, in the historic old neighborhood of la Petite France in Strasbourg. It is overlooked by two fortified 14th-century towers, vestiges of the medieval city walls. In the spring, the view of the house’s arbor covered in blossoming wisteria, with Strasbourg Cathedral in the background, […]

Categories
Museum

Visit a museum in Strasbourg: the Historical Museum

An educational journey through the history of Strasbourg. Located in the middle of Strasbourg’s old town, only a stone’s throw from the Cathedral and the Palais Rohan, the Historical Museum tells visitors the history of Strasbourg – from the Middle Ages to the end of WWII and the founding of the European institutions.  The building […]

Categories
Day trip

A day trip from Strasbourg: hiking in Le Hohwald

Starting from the village of Le Hohwald, enjoy a nice hike through forests and hillside landscapes. This round-trip hike is about 9 km long, taking around 2,5 to 3 hours along marked and well-maintained trails.  Starting point: Le Hohwald. You will find several free, small parking lots around the village (by the post office, across from the Grand Hôtel, […]

Categories
Day trip

A day trip from Strasbourg: Mittelbergheim

A day trip less than 100 km from Strasbourg, through the vineyards of Mittelbergheim. After having visited Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two iconic villages along la Route des Vins d’Alsace (the Alsace Wine Route), we wanted to explore more of the region’s vineyards. Mittelbergheim is a charming little winegrowing village located on a beautiful hillside, around […]

Categories
Event

Strasbourg Christmas Market 2021

After Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Capital of Christmas will once again be full of holiday cheer from November 26th to December 26th, 2021. This year marks the beginning of a new era in the city’s Christmas tradition, whose “Christ child market” (Christkindelsmärik in Alsatian) dates back […]

Categories
Day trip

A day trip from Strasbourg: Kaysersberg & Riquewihr

A day trip less than 100 km from Strasbourg, exploring 2 iconic villages along the Alsace Wine Route (Route des Vins d’Alsace). As we leave Strasbourg on a hazy autumn morning, the sun is barely peeking through the layer of low-hanging clouds. But in an instant the fog clears, as though someone has drawn back […]