Place de la République


Many of Strasbourg’s grandest public buildings, constructed when the city was ruled by the German Reich, huddle northeast of the Grande Île area in the so-called imperial quarter of Neustadt, part of the city's Unesco World Heritage status since 2017. The neighbourhood centres on this stately square, bounded by the Théâtre National de Strasbourg. It stretches eastwards to Parc de l’Orangerie and is dominated by sturdy neo-Renaissance buildings inspired by late-19th-century Prussian tastes.

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1. Musée Tomi Ungerer

0.12 MILES

A tribute to one of Strasbourg’s most famous sons – award-winning illustrator and cartoonist Tomi Ungerer – this museum, just northeast of Grande Île, is…

2. Cathédrale Notre-Dame

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Nothing prepares you for your first glimpse of Strasbourg's Cathédrale Notre-Dame, completed in all its Gothic grandeur in 1439. The lace-fine facade…

3. Maison Kammerzell

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The gingerbready 15th-century Maison Kammerzell has ornate carvings and leaded windows.

4. Palais Rohan

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Hailed as a ‘Versailles in miniature’, this opulent 18th-century residence is loaded with treasures. The basement Musée Archéologique takes you from the…

5. Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame

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Occupying a cluster of sublime 14th- and 16th-century buildings, this museum harbours one of Europe’s premier collections of Romanesque, Gothic and…

6. Place Gutenberg

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This square is dominated by the Renaissance-style Chambre de Commerce (Chamber of Commerce).

7. Grande Île


History seeps through the twisting lanes and cafe-rimmed plazas of Grande Île, Strasbourg's Unesco World Heritage–listed island bordered by the River Ill…

8. Musée Historique

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Trace Strasbourg’s history from its beginnings as a Roman military camp called Argentoratum at this engaging museum, housed in a 16th-century…