Things to do in Strasbourg: a weekend getaway to a historical city

The Strasbourg Cathedral | Photo by stevanzz
The Strasbourg Cathedral | Photo by stevanzz

Things to do in Strasbourg: a weekend getaway to a historical city

by Megan Waterhouse
Stripes Europe

There is no doubt about it, 2022 has been a stressful and unpredictable year! If you’re like me, then you are probably in dire need of a vacation. If that is the case, check out the beautiful, historical city of Strasbourg, France. 

Strasbourg Cathedral
The Strasbourg Cathedral was constructed in 1874 and stands within the north side of the city, on Place de la Cathédrale. It showcases the gothic style of architecture after being rebuilt following a fire four years prior. One of the cathedral’s most breathtaking features are gorgeous stained-glass windows that date back to the 12th century! For more information regarding the history of the cathedral, visit this webpage. 

La Petite France in Strasbourg | Photo by Boris Stroujko

La Petite France
If you are looking to do some shopping or grab a bite to eat, visit the historic quarter of the city, La Petite France. This walking-only section of the city is home to a beautiful system of canals, as well as a variety of shops and restaurants. Au Petit Tonnelier is a great option if you are looking for a selection of both general European cuisine or local French. For a full menu and further details regarding dining, visit the restaurant’s website. 

European Parliament | Photo by Paul Grecaud 

European Parliament 
The official seat of European Parliament is located in Strasbourg! This uniquely circular building has a much more modern architectural appeal and is now welcoming visitors again. There are several activities to do in person, but if you’d rather, there are also quite a few ways to virtually visit from the comfort of your own home. To find out more about the options, visit the European Parliament website. 

The Modern and Contemporary Art Museum | Photo by Pierre-Olivier CLEMENT-MANTION 

Modern and Contemporary Art Museum
Looking for a little escapism from current events? The Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, or the Musée de la Ville de Strasbourg, is a perfect option! The museum faces La Petite France and houses a huge variety of pieces in several intricate exhibitions. The entrance fee is approximately seven euros per person, which makes this excursion both affordable and exciting! For information on current exhibitions and museum hours, visit the museum’s webpage. 

Don’t forget to pack a mask and some hand sanitizer for your excursion to the timeless and lovely city of Strasbourg!


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