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Since the city is located on the border of France and Germany, the influence of these two countries has equally affected its cultural background and lifestyle. Just make a walk in Strasbourg, and you will see typical German streets that border with houses built in best traditions of French architecture. Restaurants of Strasbourg offer to taste delicious German beer and best sorts of French wines. The local cuisine is also diverse and unique.
For many years the Astronomical clock has been the symbol of Strasbourg; it is the unique landmark of the Renaissance. It was created in 1842 by the best Swiss craftsmen. The clock is … Open
Strasbourg Cathedral, which is known far beyond the country, is, certainly, the main attraction of the city. This magnificent Gothic structure was built in the 7th century and for a long time this was the tallest building in Europe. Opposite to the cathedral is located another beautiful building - Rogan`s Palace, which halls hold the exhibition of the art museum. Here you can see the collection of items made by medieval craftsmen and admire rich decorations of the museum’s halls.
The old part of the city is home to numerous buildings of 16 - 17 centuries. Walk along these streets, and you will see many old houses with cozy patios. Nice souvenir stores and craft shops have been opened in the majority of buildings, so visitors will find here much interesting. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Strasbourg is an excellent place for family vacation, as a variety of entertainment places is represented here literally at the every step. The Botanic Garden with its impressive size and … Open
If you arrive to Strasbourg on Christmas Eve, you will simply not recognize the old quarters. All buildings are literally drowned in the colorful bazaars. The scents of sweets and mulled wine can be felt simply everywhere, the music does not stop until late at night, and the city is simply soaked in the unique atmosphere of the holiday. Don’t miss an excursion to the town of Kaysersberg as here are conducted most extensive Christmas festivities, concerts and theatrical performances. Your rest in this amazing city of contrasts will be truly fascinating and unique.
There is an incredibly romantic Little France in the city. Its entire territory is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This picturesque historic area maintains wonderful half-timbered houses that were occupied in the 16th century by local craftsmen and fishermen. This area is loved by hikers. They often walk along the miniature embankment of the Il river, admire the historic buildings located on its shores and visit the restaurants and craft shops that occupy old buildings.
1. Travelers arriving to the airport of Strasbourg are recommended to get to the city center by express train. The tariff will be not more than 4 euros and the journey would take less than … Open
The Church of St. Thomas is the largest Lutheran church in the city. According to historical data, the very first Christian chapel was built there in the 6th century. The church has remained practically unchanged from that time. Its facade is a vivid example of the Romanesque style. The strict facade uncovers a very impressive interior. The church keeps many unique artifacts and works of art.
A beautiful church of St. Peter The Young was built in the 11th century. It is also a real gold mine of historical and artistic values. The church contains unique frescoes of the 14th century. Its hall is illuminated by huge chandeliers. Massive antique furniture made of dark wood is everywhere. The most exciting architectural landmark is the house of Kammertzel. It was built in the 15th century. After the last reconstruction, it acquired unique features of the Renaissance style. The main feature of the historic building is multiple windows with an exquisite figured frame. Miniature figures of various bible characters and mythical creatures are distinguishable on its facade. In total, the unusual building has 75 windows. However, not everyone can correctly recount them on the first try.
Discovering the architecture of Strasbourg from bird's eye view! Eglise Saint Paul, Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune Church, Saint Thomas Church, Palace of Europe, Museum of Modern Art, Historical Museum of Strasbourg, all those monuments are defining the image of Strasbourg … Open
The Historical Museum of Strasbourg is really worth visiting. It occupies a beautiful 16th-century building. Once, there used to locate a slaughterhouse. In 1920, it was restored and designed as a museum. Collections of old books and household items are its main values. Visitors can also see collections of ancient weapons and works of art. The museum houses a unique Bible made by I.Guttenberg on the very first printing press.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Strasbourg
♥   Shopping area ' Grande Île' Strasbourg, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Strasbourg
♥   Castle 'Château de Osthoffen' Bas-Rhin, 14 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Wangen' Bas-Rhin, 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Rohan' Bas-Rhin, 22 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Lutzelbourg' Bas-Rhin, 28.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Guirbaden' Bas-Rhin, 29.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Strasbourg
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Vosges du Nord' , 47.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Ballons des Vosges' , 75.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Schwarzwald' , 87.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Hunsrück-Hochwald' , 136.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Strasbourg and around
♥   Art museum 'Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame' Strasbourg, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée des Beaux-Arts' Strasbourg, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée des Arts décoratifs' Strasbourg, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée d art moderne et contemporain' Strasbourg, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Strasbourg from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Colmar

From the series “Nooks and Villages That Are More Colorful Than Top Touristic Destinations”
Colmar is often compared with Venice because of an abundance of channels. The city even has a scenic area called Little Venice that is one of the most visited tourist destinations. The main value of the town is a number of well-preserved medieval buildings, which makes it different from many other modern cities. The permanent symbols of Colmar are House of heads, the Church of St. Matthew, which was built in the 13th century, as well as the Dominican monastery, which is a unique monument of the 13th century. Colmar is a real open-air museum sharing its unique cultural and gastronomic traditions. … Read further

Riquewihr

From the series “Fabulous Nooks of the World with Striking Colorful Shades”
Place des Trois Eglises houses three major religious attractions at once. Those include the parish church of the 12th century, the church of Notre Dame, which was built in 1337, as well as St. Herard church, which in the 16th century city housed a school for boys. Old fortifications have survived in the city too. It's particularly amazing to walk along the courtyards of old mansions, where hundreds of years ago the wealthiest citizens used to live. … Read further
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