One day in Strasbourg!

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Cathédral de Notre-Dame Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

As it is known for the European Parliament, most people don’t know Strasbourg as the capital of Alsace. And most people don’t realize, similar to Brussels, it’s more than a technocrat’s heaven. Strasbourg really surprised us.

In the following, we show you what you can easily see in a hot and humid day. Everything is within walking distance.

Ponts Couverts, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Ponts Couverts and Barrage Vauban

Our city tour began at Ponts Couverts and Barrage Vauban.

Originally the Ponts Couverts were made of wood, but in the 19th century they were replaced by stone bridges.

Barrage Vauban, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Behind the Barrage Vauban you’ll find the Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg.

La Petite France , Strasbourg, Alsace, France

La Petite France

‚Little France‘ is really impressive with its Alemannic, Southern German half-timbered houses by the river Ill.

La Petite France, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

La Petite France, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

La Petite France, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

La Petite France, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

La Petite France, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

La Petite France, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

There are lots of cafés here and many, many people. But still very romantic and beautiful.

Cathédral de Notre-Dame Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Cathédral de Notre-Dame Strasbourg

The most photographed building of the city is also Strasbourg’s landmark.

Horloge astronomique, Cathédral de Notre-Dame Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Cathédral de Notre-Dame Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Cathédral de Notre-Dame Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

In the inside, you’ll see the Astronomical Clock (Horloge astronomique). The amount of people in the church is also really astronomical.

Actually the cathedral was more beautiful from the outside. It’s famous for its main facade and the huge rose window (15 meter diameter). It was built from 1050 on and took three centuries. The gothic elements are the witnesses of those times.

Palais Rohan, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

South of the cathedral, you’ll find the Palais Rohan. They frequently organize exhibitions here.

Cathédral de Notre-Dame Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Lightshows in summer

Like in many other European cities, you can see an amazing lightshow in Strasbourg. To be precise at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame and at the Barrage Vauban.

Cathédral de Notre-Dame Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Cathédral de Notre-Dame Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Cathédral de Notre-Dame Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Barrage Vauban, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Barrage Vauban, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Barrage Vauban, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

If you want to take good pictures or film it, you have to be there early. We were not the only ones who liked the show.

European Parliament, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

European Parliament

Well, there’s not much to do or to see here. But if you’re passing by anyway you should make a short stopover here. The weather gods were good to us, so we decided to have breakfast here in the morning after a bulk buying. At least it was good enough for that.

From Strasbourg you can visit the cities and villages around. We’ve been to Colmar, Kientzheim and Riquewihr.

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