Top Choice Cathedral in Strasbourg

Cathédrale Notre-Dame

Nothing prepares you for your first glimpse of Strasbourg's Cathédrale Notre-Dame, completed in all its Gothic grandeur in 1439. The lace-fine façade lifts the gaze little by little to flying buttresses, leering gar…
Top Choice Historic Site in Strasbourg

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. These streets – with their photogenic line-up of wonky, timb…
Top Choice Historic Building in Strasbourg

Palais Rohan

Hailed a ‘Versailles in miniature’, this opulent 18th-century residence is replete with treasures. The basement Musée Archéologique takes you from the Palaeolithic period to AD 800. On the ground floor is the Musée …
Gardens in Strasbourg

Jardin des Deux Rives

An expression of flourishing Franco-German friendship, Strasbourg and its German neighbour Kehl have turned former customs posts and military installations into this 60-hectare garden, whose play areas, promenades a…
Science Museum in Strasbourg

Le Vaisseau

Science is never boring at this interactive science and technology museum, 2.5km southeast of central Strasbourg. There are plenty of hands-on activities to amuse little minds, from crawling through an ant colony to…
Folk Museum in Strasbourg

Musée Alsacien

Spread across three typical houses from the 1500s and 1600s, with creaky floors and beautifully restored wood-panelled interiors, this museum dips into rural Alsatian life over the centuries. Costumes, toys, ceramic…
Ecclesiastical Museum in Strasbourg

Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame

Occupying a cluster of sublime 14th- and 16th-century buildings, this museum harbours one of Europe’s premier collections of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance sculpture (including many originals from the cathedral)…
Landmark in Strasbourg

Palais de l’Europe

A futuristic glass crescent, the Council of Europe’s Palais de l’Europe across the River Ill can be visited on free one-hour weekday tours; phone ahead for times and reservations.
Landmark in Strasbourg

Palais des Droits de l’Homme

It’s just a hop across the Canal de la Marne to the swirly silver Palais des Droits de l’Homme, the most eye-catching of all the EU institutions.
Park in Strasbourg

Parc de l’Orangerie

Across from the Council of Europe's Palais de l’Europe, 2km northeast of Grande Île, this flowery park, designed in the 17th century by Le Nôtre, of Versailles fame, is a family magnet with its playgrounds and swan-…