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Tourist Attractions in Strasbourg

    → Ill River One of the most romantic ways to explore Strasbourg is by taking a boat along this river from the Rohan Palace. The views from the river are wonderful and the 75-minute ride is very reasonably priced. Commentary is given in six languages about the sites along the way.

    → Museum of Modern Art Located in the heart of La Petite France, this is the city’s showcase of modern European art. The museum’s collection dates from 1870 to the present and includes many famous artists from around Europe. There is also an art library, graphic art and photography room, museum shop and a restaurant on the terrace.

    → Alsatian Museum This museum is housed in three mansions dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. It is a living exhibition of the customs and folklore of the Alsatian region, with arts, crafts and tools from the old province.

    → European Parliament These three conjoined buildings are home to the Hemicycle, where parliamentary sessions take place. Tours are available, which give an introduction to the history and role of this institution. Live debates may be viewed from the visitors’ gallery at certain times.

    → Europa Park This is an amusement park located just outside town. With over 100 rides, shows and attractions, the park has been providing a family European experience for more than 25 years.


Best Places to Visit :

    Cathedral of Notre-Dame The Cathedral of Notre-Dame was built on the foundations of an Early Romanesque church which begun in 1015. It has been declared as one of the dignified achievements of Western Architecture, reflecting a whole range of Romanesque to Late Gothic styles.

    Tanner's Quarter North-west of St-Thomas is the old Quartier des Tanneurs (Tanners' Quarter), with picturesque half- timbered buildings lining its narrow streets, an area known as "Little France" (Petite France).

    Chateau des Rohan In Strasbourg, on the cathedral’s south side is the Place du Château, with the Château des Rohan (1728- 1742), which until the French Revolution was the residence of the Cardinal Bishops of the great Rohan family. On the first two floors are the bishop's apartments, with a library, a print room and a chapel. The château also houses the Archeological Museum and the Municipal Art Gallery, with pictures by Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch and French masters from the Middle Ages to modern times. In the right-hand wing is the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (ceramics, porcelain).

    Citadel East of the University in Strasbourg is the old Citadel, built in 1682-1684 as the central element in Vauban's system of fortifications. It is now an attractive park, laid out in 1967.

    Musee Alsacien In Strasbourg, in a patrician house of 1620, is the Musée Alsacien (folk art, furniture, costumes, domestic equipment, etc.). Not just these, there are several other attractions which you would like to visit on your trip to Strasbourg. These are Hôpital Civil, Maison Kammerzell, Maison de l'Oeuvre Notre-Dame, Palais de l'Europe, Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Place Broglie, Place Kléber, Place du Corbeau, Rue des Grandes-Arcades, and many more.