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- Length2 days
- Means of transportOn foot, by car
Day 1: Meandering through the capital of Alsace
The iconic Strasbourg Cathedral
Start your weekend in Strasbourg with a masterpiece of Gothic architecture: Strasbourg Cathedral. Its spire, reaching 142 metres high, is a real landmark for the locals, and it’ll become yours, too! Open the doors of this stone sentinel and discover all of its secrets and marvels. To make your visit more exciting, climb the 332 steps to the platform. From a height of 66 metres, you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.
Take a detour to Grande Île
Included on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its architectural jewels, Grande Île has so much to offer: exceptional shopping on Rue de la Mésange and gourmet, authentic landmarks in the famous Petite France quarter. Walk along the banks of the river and experience the peaceful, friendly atmosphere. Make a brief stop to have a drink on one of the barges moored on Quai des Pêcheurs.
Cruising on the waters of Strasbourg
After your walk, relax aboard a tour boat that will take you from the Palais des Rohan pier directly to the European Parliament District. During the cruise, which is the most popular attraction for visitors, you’ll sail around Grande Île and see the city from a new angle: the hidden side of the most beautiful monuments, the flower-laden bridges of Petite France and other secret nooks and crannies of the city.
Day 2: Cultural masterpiece tour
For lovers of art and history
The morning will be dedicated to the theme of culture. Are you an art lover? Discover the Tomi Ungerer Illustration Centre, named after Strasbourg’s great artist and satirist. His works have toured the world and are now exhibited in this magnificent museum at the heart of the Neustadt District. The Alsatian Museum offers a real immersion in old-time Alsace. Folk art and regional traditions are given pride of place. Outside of Grande Île, set off to discover the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the majestic MAMCS, which houses more than 18,000 artworks. You’ll be moved by the compelling contemporary artworks displayed in the unique architectural space covering some 5,000 sq. metres.
A city to be discovered by bike
Strasbourg is the perfect place for cycling enthusiasts. In the 4th most bike-friendly city in France, with more than 600 kilometres of bike paths, hire a bike and ride over to the European District. After admiring the European Parliament, keep pedalling until you get to Kehl, where you can enjoy a picnic in the Jardin des Deux Rives.
Expect the unexpected
Hidden treasure of the Hospices Civils
In the basement of the Hospices Civils de Strasbourg, there's an absolutely extraordinary wine cellar, with a surprising treasure: the oldest wine in the world - a white wine of Alsace from 1472! Add a gourmet touch to your trip by visiting this jewel, and enjoy a wine tasting at the end.
Strasbourg Food Tour
What better way to explore a city than by sampling its food? Food & City Tours organise immersive tours in the city’s historic centre, during which you’ll taste Alsatian specialities.
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