Should You Visit Strasbourg?

Is Strasbourg worth visiting?

Yes, Strasbourg is absolutely a city that any traveler should visit. During our time here, we had so much fun.

Whether you're a traveling as a family, a couple, or a backpacker, this city has a lot to offer. Any local will tell you what makes it special is the fantastic historical sights and spectacular museums.

Strasbourg is located in the northeastern part of France near the German border. You'll find both French and German influences in the food, architecture, and culture and the city is considered on of the most beautiful in the region. It is also filled with impressive landmarks, many of which are found in the old town.

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5 Reasons to Visit Strasbourg

1. Historical Sights

Known as La Petite France, the old town is filled with charming squares, historic monuments, and beautiful architecture.

2. Museums

It is filled with grand monuments and historic landmarks. Many are concentrated in La Petite France and highlights include Strasbourg Cathedral, Barrage Vauban, Ponts Couverts, and Église Saint-Thomas.

3. Food

The cuisine combines French and German flavors for rich and hearty flavors. Popular dishes include Tarte Flambée, Alsatian Sausages, and Baeckeoffe (meat and vegetable stew). Also make sure you sample the Sauerkraut, munster cheese, and Reisling wine.

4. Shopping

The city center is filled with pedestrian shopping streets and boutique stores. For some of the best shopping make sure you check out the main thoroughfare of Grand'Rue. If you want to pick up some trinkets or souvenirs, head to Place de la Cathédrale, and for department store shopping head to Galeries Lafayette Strasbourg.

5. Nightlife

It's most famous for its monuments and charm, but the city also has plenty to do at night. The liveliest areas are The Krutenau (for students and tourists alike), The Grande-île, and La Petite France.




Is Strasbourg worth visiting in the Summer?

The high season for travel in Strasbourg is the summer, so expect to see more tourists than usual. This destination is quite touristy, so in the high season it's busier than usual. You'll see larger crowds and longer lines, as well as higher prices. On the other hand, there's plenty to see and do at this time of year because everything is open.

The warm weather in summer is one of the reasons people visit at this time of year. Temperatures average around 20°C (68°F) with daily high temperatures often more than 26°C (78°F).

You'll also find it quite easy to get around on foot, because this is a very walkable city, especially in the nice weather. During this season it's fun to experience the museums and landmarks, the historic old town, and the nightlife.


Summer Weather in Strasbourg
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
July 20°C (68°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
August 20°C (67°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
September 17°C (62°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)

Is Strasbourg worth visiting in the Autumn?

You'll find the weather to be very nice here during autumn with average temperatures around 12°C (53°F).

Autumn is the shoulder season for travel in Strasbourg, which means slightly less visitors than in the peak season. This destination is quite touristy, so in the shoulder season you'll still come across plenty of touriss. However, the prices tend to be a little cheaper.

Autumn is a great time of year to explore the numerous museums and landmarks around town. They are fun for the whole family as well great for couples. Soaking up that old town charm in the autumn is one of the favorite activities of visitors. The quaint scenery combined with the weather this time of year is quite nice. This is a great time of year to take in the beautiful scenery, admire the historic sights, and wander through the museums.


Autumn Weather in Strasbourg
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
October 12°C (53°F) 43 mm (1.7 in)
November 6°C (43°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
December 3°C (37°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)

Is Strasbourg worth visiting in the Winter?

Winter is the low season for travel in Strasbourg. This destination is quite touristy, but in the low season you'll see fewer crowds and much better prices.

The weather in Strasbourg can be quite cold during winter, and averages around 2°C (35°F). But be prepared for much lower temperatures, too.

You'll like that you can take public transit easily in the winter, too. You can get around quickly while avoiding bad weather if needed. You'll find plenty to do during winter, as you'll be able to browse through museums, taste delicious cuisine, and browse around the old town. Also, you can check out the nightlife.


Winter Weather in Strasbourg
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
January 2°C (35°F) 33 mm (1.3 in)
February 3°C (38°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
March 7°C (45°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)

Is Strasbourg worth visiting in the Spring?

This is the shoulder season for travel in Strasbourg. This destination is quite touristy, so in the shoulder season you'll still come across plenty of touriss. However, the prices tend to be a little cheaper.

You'll find the weather to be very nice here during spring with average temperatures around 11°C (51°F).

The scenery of the town this time of year is absolutely beautiful. Admire the gardens, parks, and fantastic architecture, too. Soaking up that old town charm in the spring is one of the favorite activities of visitors. The quaint scenery combined with the weather this time of year is quite nice. During this season it's fun to experience the many shops, the famous sights and museums, and the gorgeous scenery. Also, you'll be able to learn about the history of the town and take advantage of the local nightlife.


Spring Weather in Strasbourg
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
April 11°C (51°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
May 15°C (59°F) 75 mm (3 in)
June 18°C (64°F) 75 mm (3 in)

Related

What is Strasbourg most famous for?

Strasbourg is most famous for its charming beauty, its impressive cathedral, and its quaint houses. People visit this impressive city for its great historical sights. It is also known for its great museums, food, and shopping. And many visitors also come to this city for its nightlife. It is often described as historic, charming, picturesque, impressive, and quaint.


What is the most famous sight in Strasbourg?

The most popular sight in Strasbourg is The Strasbourg Cathedral. You can see prices and costs for this and other sights in Strasbourg on our travel costs page.

Or, see tickets, activities, and tours for The Strasbourg Cathedral and other attractions here.

How touristy is Strasbourg? Is it a popular city to visit?

Strasbourg is a popular city for tourists and travelers. Here are some of the most popular activities and tours. (Prices in US Dollars)


    • Strasbourg Welcome In Alsace Customized Private Walking Guided Tour: $256
    • Guided Walking Tour in Strasbourg between History and Curiosities: $36
    • Strasbourg Private Walking Tour: $167
    • Strasbourg City Center Guided Bike Tour w/ Local Guide: $43
    • Selfguided and Interactive Tour of Strasbourg: $70
    • Alsace Wine Route Wineries & Tasting Small Group Guided Tour from Strasbourg: $178
    • Guided Tours of Strasbourg Cathedral: $24
    • 2-Hour Strasbourg Euro Tour by Segway: $66

    How long should I spend in Strasbourg?

    The ideal length of time for a trip to Strasbourg is two to three days. Since Strasbourg has a variety of activities such as historical sights, most people need this much time to see and do everything here.

    If you have a specific amount of time for your trip, see our advice about how much time to spend here: Should I spend 1, 2, or 3 days in Strasbourg? and Should I spend 3, 4, or 5 days in Strasbourg?.

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