Things to do, things to see in Strasbourg and Alsace

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 Tourist office

17 place de la Cathédrale 67082 STRASBOURG
+33 3 88 52 28 28                             info@otstrasbourg.fr

Opening hours                                                                       Reception : Every day from 9 am to 7 pm.

 

 
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Alsatian Museum 


Museum of popular art was installed in old houses of Strasbourg, it presents the witnesses of the traditional Alsatian life: furniture paints, dress up, popular ceramic, toys, religious and profane imaging. Certain rooms are dedicated to reconstructions of characteristic inside of the various regions of Alsace (agricultural plain, vineyard, valleys from Vosges), or of craftsmen workshops. 

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Tomi Ungerer International Illustration Center museum

It presents in a perm way the graphic work of Tomi Ungerer, draftsman and illustrator been born in 1931 in Strasbourg, in a thematic route constituted by approximately 250 original works which will be periodically renewed. They will be selected in the various kinds approached by the artist, the drawings of books for children, the advertising posters and the satiric drawings. The context of the illustration will be also shown in this route thanks to works of the other draftsmen and the illustrators of the XXth and XXIth centuries.

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 Natura Parc

Five minutes from the city, a world of adventures which can be accessed by and attract everybody: for the ever-young, thirsty for adventures and permanently followed by time, and also for little people from age 3.

 

Naturaparc is easy to access by tram, bus, or motorway, and not only offers 8 routes through the trees and its giant zip-lines but also themed activities and entertainment that you can pick and choose: bungee jumps of more than 15 meters, geocaching, archery,

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The Astronomical clock

The astronomical clock, a great work of Renaissance art, is the product of a collaboration by several artists, mathematicians and technicians. Swiss clock-makers, sculptors, painters and machine-makers worked together. Its current mechanism dates back to 1842.

The clock’s most popular features are the interaction between its automatons which, at twelve thirty every day, all start their show, when you can see all of the ages of life personified by a child, an adolescent, an adult and an elderly person who all pass in front of death.  Higher up, the apostles pass in front of Christ. Their procession is punctuated by the flattering of a life-size cock’s wings, which crows three times. The marvellous pillar of angels can be found in front of the clock. This pillar represents the last judgement in a highly original manner.

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The European parliament

The parliament’s hemicycle has 750 places and was built in 1999. It is home to this institution’s monthly plenary sessions.

This building’s architecture, designed by Architecture Studio Europe, is based on the union of the circle and the ellipse, and is broken down into different volumes which are easy to identify:

- A wing-shaped building, from which the dome of the hemicycle emerges, designed to house 750 members of parliament,

- A 60m tower comprising 17 floors and 1133 offices,

- Workspaces, communication areas, relaxation areas.

The building also includes three internal streets - the main one includes a conservatory with a forest of philodendrons.

Visits possible only for groups and with an advance written request to:

Bureau d'Information du Parlement Européen

Allée du Printemps - PO Box 1024 F

67070 STRASBOURG CEDEX

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 Tours in Rickshaw

Discover Strasbourg in a cycle-carriage!

Let us take you through the streets of Strasbourg’s old town, for a recreational and customised trip in a rickshaw!

We offer several routes of different lengths (from 30 min to 1h30 min or more).

You can also put together your own itinerary based on what you would like to see (Strasbourg from a romantic, historic, unusual perpsective...).

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 The Kammerzell house

Although this house bears the name of the grocer Kammerzell, its owner in the 19th century, its current look is due to Martin Braun, a cheese seller who bought it in 1571. He only kept the stone-built ground floor dating back to 1467 and build the three-storey house with corbel arches and three attic floors in 1589.

The rich facade decoration, which is both profane and sacred, was inspired by the bible, Greek and Roman history and the middle ages.

The restoration campaign in 1892 darkened the house, however its decoration bears witness to the cultural influences of the bourgeois class in Strasbourg in the 16th century.

Inside the building, we can admire the remarkable murals painted by Leo Schnug, which were created around 1905.

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 The wine route                

From Marlenheim to Thann, the Wine Route of Alsace crosses through a postcard-perfect landscape: ruins of medieval castles, villages blooming with flowers, Romanesque abbeys, undulating vineyards, welcoming winstubs and more.

This 170-kilometre-long route can be taken in either direction, to introduce you to the charm of the Alsatian wine country.

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 La Petite France

This is the most picturesque part of Strasbourg’s old town. Fishers, millers and tanners lived and worked in this part of town, built by the waterside.

The magnificent half-timbered houses date back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Their pointed roofs, with open attics, formerly served to dry skins.

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