A city of cultural effervescence, Strasbourg has countless emblematic venues offering events to be discovered all year round: the Palais des Congrès events venue, the Rhine National Opera, the National Theatre of Strasbourg, the Cité de la musique et de la danse dedicated to music, dance and theatre, the André Malraux media library, the largest Zenith in France, the new Strasbourg European trade fair, etc.
Strasbourg's cultural offer is also experienced during the many major festivals (International Music Festival, the Ososphere electronic nights, Musica, Jazz d'Or, Festival des Artefacts, etc.), in several theatres and concert halls for all types of music (Le Rhénus, la Laiterie, les Taps, etc.) and many other opportunities to vibrate!
Strasbourg's city centre is a real open-air museum and can be visited on foot, by bike or on the water with the famous bateaux-mouches riverboats. Nevertheless, there are some must-see places to discover or rediscover: Strasbourg Cathedral, the Petite France historic quarter, Strasbourg’s largest square Place Kléber, the covered bridges and the Vauban dam, the cellars of the Hospices Civiles, etc.
Every year, the great fir tree that stands tall on Place Kléber square opens the festivities of the ancestral Christkindelsmärik de Strasbourg Christmas market. Throughout the festive season, you are invited to stroll through an enchanting world where the scent of mulled wine mingles with that of gingerbread and traditional Bredele biscuits. The Christmas market is impressive in its size and extends over several districts of Grande-Île island, where breath-taking illuminations and decorations adorn the city.
A heritage that takes you on a journey from the mythical Winstub wine bars to the Etoiles d’Alsace restaurant. On the menu: emblematic regional specialities such as sauerkraut, Flammekueche, Kougelhopf, Baeckeoffe or Bibeleskaes, as well as an invitation to discover the many local products. A delicious programme, to be enjoyed without moderation !
Strasbourg's many museums offer a myriad of permanent and temporary exhibitions with themes as fascinating as they are varied: illustration with the Tomi Ungerer Museum, Alsatian arts and traditions with the Alsatian Museum, classical painters with the Fine Arts Museum, and contemporary art at the Modern Art Museum.
For several years now, the Alsatian capital has had a festival centred on love during the Valentine's Day period. With its architectural beauty, half-timbered houses, canals, bridges and history, Strasbourg is a city with a romantic soul. For the lovers' festival, there are of course charming walks and dinners for two. But the “Strasbourg mon Amour” festival also offers a number of unusual events based on a theme that is renewed every year.
Strasbourg's exceptional cultural appeal resonates with the surrounding region. Just a few kilometres from the city, a rare setting opens up to lovers of authenticity and history. It begins with the region's fortified castles such as Haut-Koenigsbourg, Bernstein and Fleckenstein. Then, from the castles to the vineyards, there is only one path to follow by bike. The mythical Route des Vins can be travelled by bicycle and takes you through vineyards and picturesque villages: Marlenheim, Obernai, Ribeauvillé, Kaysersberg, Riquewihr and Gertwiller. This is an opportunity to stop off at a cellar and taste the great Alsatian wines, including the famous Gewurztraminer. For the more adventurous, extend your visit to Mont Sainte-Odile before continuing to the Haut-Rhin and its thousand wonders.
There’s no time to be bored in Alsace ! The region and its surroundings offer
a wide range of leisure activities. Take a cruise
on the Rhine, explore the Tellurium mines, climb the Chemin des Cimes Alsace Treetop Walk, ski down the Vosges mountains, etc. Have fun exploring the region by land, water or air, it’s your choice !
Are you a thrill-seeker? Go to Europapark, less than an hour
rom Strasbourg, for a moment of pure pleasure on the roller coasters and other
thrill rides. The world's best theme park also offers a trip to Rulantica, a family-friendly water park with
17 slides and 25 attractions.
Monday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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