Strasbourg, © Can Stock Photo / StevanZZ
Visit Strasbourg – Old Town
Visit Strasbourg Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg) in the heart of the Old Town. It was started in the 1200s and finished in the 1400s. It includes a large working astronomical clock inside the church and a large garish organ too. On the corner beside the church is the Maison Kammerzell, which has been in business as a hotel since the 1400s.
Palace Rohan (Palais Rohan) is nestled between the Cathedral and the river canal. It houses the the Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-Arts), the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Applied Arts.
Place Gutenberg is two short blocks from the Cathedral. Its statue honors of Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the printing press here in the 1400s.
Place Kléber is a short stroll down Rue des Grandes Arcades from Place Gutenberg. This large open space has a statue honoring Jean-Baptiste Kléber, who led many successful military campaigns for Napoleon.
The Tanner’s Quarter is at the western edge of the Old Town. This area is called La Petite France. The weirs on the L’ill River here are known as the Barrage Vauban. The bridges and towers of the Ponts Couverts, opposite the weirs, are very picturesque.
Square des Moulins
Savor the Tastes of Strasbourg
- Sauerkraut – fermented shredded cabbage.
- Flammeküche – thin crust pizza.
- Baeckeoffe – meat stew.
- Fleischnackas – meat rolled in egg pasta with green salad.
Old Town Canal Tour
Visit Strasbourg – Hotel Recommendations
- Life Renaissance
- Le Moon
- Alexana Suite