Strasbourg at Christmas time
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Dec 5, 2012 6:22 AM Last Post By: micolett
Dec 4, 2012 12:57 PM
Strasbourg at Christmas timeHi there!
Next week I will fly to Baden Baden, then I will getting to Strasbourg. I need some tips about must dos and see. But first of all, anyone knows the cheapest way from Baden airport to Strasbourg?
Then, what can you see in Strasbourg at Chirstmas time? I'm very curious about Christmas markets, are there some special? Something typical and something who shouldn't be missing? I also like second hand shops, markets, some unusual museum (not artistic one) maybe some about hisory of the city, traditions and customs, police and kind of csi museum? last, any good park to visit?
I will have almost 3 full days...so any advice even according your preferences is very appreciated.
thanks a lot!!!!!! :)
any luck to find snow?? ;P
Dec 4, 2012 2:51 PM
1One excellent thing to do is to take the boat trip around the island the oldtown sits on and that also goes past the European parliament buildings. Remember what you saw that you liked, and then return there on foot. The boats leave from just south of the cathedral. Strasbourg has an excellent Christmas Market. We like dining at Chez Yvonne.
Dec 4, 2012 3:44 PM
Start: FKB Baden-Airpark
Works however at the moment only till 8. December. For a later date the timetable has not yet the bus schedule. Bus Baden-Airpark to Baden-Baden train station is EUR 3,90 (from 9. December 2012 on). Train prices as shown by the DB timetable.
Baden-Baden community - not the town itself - stretches over nearly 900 altitude meters. At the higher areas of Baden-Baden the chances for snow are good. You could travel by Baden-Baden city bus e.g. to lake Mummelsee (1.036 m). Webcam.
Dec 4, 2012 11:31 PM
3Did you check the website of the Strasbourg tourist office yet? Because that's where you will find lots of information about museums, monuments, other sights, guided walks...
They will also have a map with with the locations of the different Christmas markets (pop into their office in town to pick it up if it's not downloadable) - there are several, with the main ones around the Cathedral and on place Broglie, but the smaller ones may be more interesting. Try to avoid the main markets on Saturdays as they get rather crowded, or go there late in the day; thus you will also be able to enjoy some great (and some naff) architectural lighting.
Some 2nd hand shops for rather nice clothes are located in Rue du jeu des enfants or Rue du vieux marché aux vins, I don't remember which.
If you want to go to a park, you could head to the parc de l' Orangerie just opposite the Council of Europe building and have a look at the storks (the Alsace's emblematic bird) staying there over winter, or to the Jardin des deux rives on the French and German banks of the Rhine.
Dec 5, 2012 6:22 AM
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Coffee table looking bare?
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