Welcome to Strasbourg
Welcome to Strasbourg - The city of Road
Strasbourg was founded by the Romans in the year 12 BC and has always occupied a strategic position in Europe. It is placed at the confluence of North-South and East-West axes and has benefited from market exchanges and promoted the circulation of ideas. The construction of the cathedral has began in the 11th century and lasted two and a half centuries. It put the city among the largest Rhine and European cities. Strasbourg takes care of its rich architectural heritage. Due to the richness and density of this heritage, the whole city center was clasified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It was the first city center to have been listed as World Heritage in France in 1988.
Information and Facts
The night in Strasbourg offers you another universe. On the dockside, parties go on, while the center and Krutenau, that students love, live to the rhythm of dance. Other neighborhoods offer differents night clubs, auditorium and bars. Strasbourg is lively during the night as much as during the day. Here some bars: Bar Les Berthom, Bar Le Quinze Quinze, Bar Café Atlantico, etc.
You can do shopping in the street and in the Place des Halles Centre Commercial too. It is a big shopping mall in Strasbourg with 120 shops, restaurants and services. Shopping is possible in the Place Kleber, in Rive Etoile and in the district of the Cathedral.
In Strasbourg there is a lot of things to do and see, but 4 are very important and you cannot not see them.
First of all, the Cathedral Notre-Dame is an bsolute masterpiece of Gothic art. Its construction started in 1015 and finished in 1439. This cathedral was until the 19th century the tallest building in Christendom. Outside you can admire hundreds of sculptures and the color of the pink sandstone changes depending on time of day and the color of the sky. Inside, you can admire the navem the 12th and 14th century stained glass and the monumental organ. To finish, you can admire the astronomical clock of the Renaissance and whose th mecanism dates from 1842 is a masterpiece.
The Kammerzell House is a jewel in this city. In the 15th century, under the arches of the ground floor there were shops. In addition, the sculpted half-timbering which decorate the upper floors dating from 15989.
The neighborhood of La Petite France is the most picturesque district of the old Strasbourg. In the past, fishermen, millers and tanners lived in this area. The beautiful half-timbered houses date from the 16th and 17th centuries. The roofs are open on lofts where skins dried in the past.
The last one to visit is the Saint-Thomas Church. It is a fine example of Alsatian Gothic Art. Its chorus has the stunning mausoleum of Maréchal de Saxe: a masterpiece of baroque funerary art of the 18th century.
Every first Sunday of the month, all the museum in Strasbourg are free.
To visit Strasbourg, you can use the following transportations:
- British taxi (Prestige Limousine / British Cab Event)
- Motorbike (Moov on Time)
- Bicycle-drawn carriage (Cyclorama Strasbourg)
- Segway (Mobilboard)
- Vintage or collector motorbike (Anachronicbike SARL - Vintage Bike Alsace)