Top 10 must-see sites around Strasbourg


Strasbourg is located in the north-east of the France in the Bas-Rhin department in the region alsacienne. It is very close to the border with Germany. The city is home to many multinational institutions such as the European Parliament, whose interior and hemicycle you can visit. 



What to visit around Strasbourg?

You are spoilt for choice on places to visit in the surroundings from Strasbourg.

The must-sees in Strasbourg

The Christmas market from Strasbourg is an obligatory and unmissable place to visit if you are in the region Alsace during the end-of-year period. The Petite France is the heart of Strasbourg and is home to many buildings including the cathedral Notre-Dame-de-Strasbourg. Don't forget the Parc de l'Orangerie which includes the Garden the Orangery, the Josephine Pavilion, the Zoo of the Orangery, the Orangery Fountain and the Orangery Promenade.


Visit to castles

There are around Strasbourg several castles dating from the medieval periodApart from several ruins, many of them have summer beautifully restored. The most famous is the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle, which you must visit. Everything is there to put you in the mood: collection of weapons, towers, keep, fortress, drawbridge, etc. Situated at an altitude of 757 metres, it offers a magnificent view of the Black Forest, the Vosges and the Alsace plain. You can also take a day trip to the Hohlandsbourg Castle or the Haut-Barr Castle.

What to do around Strasbourg during the weekend?

There are several activities all equally interesting things you can do around the city of Strasbourg

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Escapade and stroll in the Alsatian villages

You can discover the tranquillity of the small villages around Strasbourgmany of which are among the Most Beautiful Villages from France. They all have medieval half-timbered houses and charming cobbled streets. Among the most famous is Obernai, RiquewihrBarr or Eguisheim. In Obernai you will find several local craft shops such as La Petite Manufacture des Rêves. Each object in this dream world has a story and the owners can tell you about it.

Walk in the Alsace Ecomuseum on Saturday and Sunday

It is an open-air village where you can take an amazing tour through old houses Alsatian women saved from destruction. This major museum The living museum will make you relive the traditions and the atmosphere of Alsace at the beginning of the 20th century. Among other things, you can take part in various workshops, see collectors' items, exhibitions on different trades and craftsmen at work. The Ecomuseum changes during the holidays: at Christmas or Easter, there are beautiful decorations and performances.

Paragliding flight over the Vosges Natural Park

It is an unusual and unique experience to share with friends or in in love for lovers of thrills. You will fly with an experienced instructor who will explain the safety instructions and the flight procedure. You can try some aerial tricks and take control of the paragliding. Once in the air, you can enjoy the beauty of the landscape as you fly over this beautiful area.

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Swimming around Strasbourg in summer

You are far from the sea in AlsaceThere are plenty of opportunities to take a dip on sunny days. The most famous of these is undoubtedly the Neublitz-Reichsett lake. Here you can have a picnic with family and friends between swims on the large beaches grassy. If you don't have a car, the Baggersee lake is easily accessible by tram. Don't forget the region's gravel pits, rivers and lakes of the Vosges mountains.

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