What To Do in Strasbourg: a Local’s 15 Top Tips

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Find out what to do in Strasbourg, France in 2023

We’re thrilled to welcome another guest post on Berlin & Around! This article on what to do in Strasbourg was submitted by Claire, an American blogger and the founder of The Millennial Abroad, where she writes about expat living and her adopted home.

Claire has lived in Strasbourg for two years. During the pandemic, she started an inspirational series of interviews called 52 Weeks of Fearless, where she shares the stories of other millennial women living abroad.

Let’s discover Strasbourg with her!

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In this article, guest blogger Claire tells us what to do in Strasbourg from a local’s perspective. (Photo by Claire.)

Discover 15 Strasbourg insider tips

Strasbourg is rarely the first city that comes to mind when people think about traveling to France. But it is definitely worth a visit! Indeed, Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace region, where you’ll be able to experience a unique blend of French and German culture.

Strasbourg is a mid-size city that lies directly east of Paris. It takes just over two hours to get to from Gare de l’Est. Strasbourg is most known for Christmas markets, where tourists from all over the world come between the end of November and Christmas Eve to warm their hands on cups of vin chaud (hot wine) and sample an impressive array of comfort foods and festive sweets. 

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The famous Strasbourg Cathedral. (Photo by Claire).

Close on the heels of this notoriety are long-awaited springs and summers, when the city bursts into bloom after a long, cold, and rainy winter. That’s when the Batorama boats take to the canals, street artists sing and make music on Place Kléber, and a playful wind commonly referred to as “the Devil’s wind” chases laughing children around the base of the majestic, single-spired Cathedral. 

You’ll find insider tips as well as some often-cited activities on this list of what to do in Strasbourg, but I’ve tried to add a local twist to all of them based on my personal experience living in the city.

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La Petite France. Photo by Stefan K on Unsplash.

What to do in Strasbourg: Sights and Strolls

Visit the Cathedral – but don’t let your awe keep you from noticing the details

No article on “what to do in Strasbourg” would be complete without mentioning the famous Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic workmanship.


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