Get your bearings by beginning your Strasbourg holiday with a tour of its cobblestone streets. Strasbourg's historical centre, Grande Île, was the first city centre to be classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its main attraction, beyond the entrancing atmosphere, is the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame. Climb to the belfry of this "gigantic and delicate marvel," as Victor Hugo described it, for great views of the city. If you’ve got some “time” to brave the crowds, when the clock strikes 12:30 p.m., the 300-year-old astronomical clock will chime its famous bells. Next, get your feet wet with a river cruise, exploring the city's distinctive medieval and Gothic architecture by boat.
For a little historical background, visit Grand Île's museums. The 18th-century Palais Rohan houses archaeological, decorative arts and fine art museums. For a peek into regional history, visit the Musée Alsacien. Have your camera ready as you pass the quaint streets and charming riverside parks of La Petite France. The photogenic Ponts Couverts and its trio of 13th-century towers makes an impressive backdrop for your obligatory selfie.
You’ll want to book one of Wotif’s car hire options in Strasbourg to get to some of the attractions just outside the city. Walk the paths and ivy-covered arches of the Orangerie, a classical park dedicated to the wife of Napoleon, which also has a small free zoo. Or, head to Stockfeld, a picturesque garden village southeast of the city centre.
When browsing Strasbourg holiday packages, rest assured there'll be plenty of shopping. In any season, you can fill your shopping bags to the brim at Strasbourg's vibrant markets. In the winter, sip hot mulled wine and nibble on cookies as you pass through the city's famous Christmas markets. Summer holiday-goers will find local food, used books, local art and flea market-type items at the equally wonderful summer markets.
If you're not stuffed on snacks from the market, follow your shopping with some Alsatian cuisine. This French-German fusion food is hearty and homey. Choucroute is a classic Alsace dish. Translated as garnished sauerkraut on English menus, this delicious dinner features piles of sauerkraut, sausages and other meats. It's best enjoyed at a cosy Alsatian tavern, or winstub. Alsace is known as the first beer-producing region of France, so you can easily spend an enjoyable laid-back evening sampling the fine products of Strasbourg's many breweries.
Whether you're dreaming of a cosy Christmas holiday or a summer storybook adventure, Wotif can make your daydreams a reality. With our affordable Strasbourg holiday deals, you won't need to be Princess Isabella to make the trip. If you’re a lover of French nightlife and entertainment, we also suggest adding a few extra days to your trip and venturing into the country’s centre with our Quartier Latin holidays.
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Whether you're a regular visitor to Strasbourg or it's your first time here, there'll be no shortage of things to see and do. Here are some of our favourite experiences:
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16th Century Luxurious Medieval House of 180 m² in the Town CentreGet Rates
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