29 Sights in Strasbourg, France (with Map and Images)
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1. Grande ÎleBook Ticket*
The Grande Île is an island that lies at the historic centre of the city of Strasbourg in France. Its name means "Large Island", and derives from the fact that it is surrounded on one side by the main channel of the Ill River and on the other side by the Canal du Faux-Rempart, a canalised arm of that river. Grande Île was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. At the time, the International Council on Monuments and Sites noted that Grande Île is "an old quarter that exemplifies medieval cities". Strasbourg was the first city to have its entire city center be listed as a World Heritage Site.
Strasbourg-Ville station is the main railway station in the city of Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France. It is the eastern terminus of the Paris-Est–Strasbourg-Ville railway. The current core building, an example of historicist architecture of the Wilhelminian period, replaced a previous station inaugurated in 1852, later turned into a covered market and ultimately demolished. With over 20 million passengers in 2018, Strasbourg-Ville is one of the busiest railway stations in France, second only to Lyon-Part-Dieu outside of the Île-de-France.
3. Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg (MAMCS) was inaugurated by Catherine Trautmann, then Minister of Culture and former Mayor of Strasbourg, in December 1998. It was built by the architect Adrien Fainsilber on the left bank of the Ill, opposite the headquarters of the European collectivity of Alsace and near the Vauban dam and the picturesque district of Petite France. Place Jean-Arp, on which the museum opens, also hosts on its northern part the National Institute of Public Service, located in the former commandery Saint-Jean.
Wikipedia: Musée d'art moderne et contemporain (Strasbourg) (FR)
4. Musée de Sismologie et de Magnétisme Terrestre
The Museum of Sismology and Earthly Magnetism is a Museum in Strasbourg, located in the historic campus opposite the Botanical Garden of the University of Strasbourg. It depends on the School and Observatory of Earth Sciences (EOST) which is a component of the University of Strasbourg. The museum presents an important collection of measuring instruments in seismology and recording of the terrestrial magnetic field as well as their evolution over the years. They are exhibited in the old seismological station in Strasbourg.
Wikipedia: Musée de sismologie et de magnétisme terrestre (FR), Website
5. Cloitre Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune
The Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune Protestant Church is one of the most important church buildings of the city of Strasbourg, France, from the art historical and architectural viewpoints. It got its name, "Young St. Peter's", because of the existence of three other St. Peter's churches in the same city: Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux, divided into a Catholic and a Lutheran church, and Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune catholique, a massive neo-Romanesque domed church from the late 19th century.
6. Église Saint-Guillaume
Saint William's Church is a Gothic church presently of the Lutheran Protestant Church of Augsburg Confession of Alsace and Lorraine located in Strasbourg, France. Slightly set back from the intersection of the wharfs of the shipbuilders and the fishermen, the church is striking for its picturesque location on the bank of the Ill river, the lopsided character of its exterior, and its sumptuous interior combining the Gothic and Baroque styles.
7. Pont Saint-Nicolas
The Pont Saint-Thomas is a metal arch bridge that crosses the Ill in the Finkwiller district of Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin). This cast iron structure was built in 1841 by the brothers of Dietrich de Reichshoffen, under the direction of Nicolas Cadiat, according to the plans of the engineer Antoine-Rémy Polonceau, designer of the Pont du Carrousel in Paris in the 1830s. It is one of the oldest preserved cast iron bridges in France.
8. Musée Alsacien
The Musée alsacien is a museum in Strasbourg in the Bas-Rhin department of France. It opened on 11 May 1907 and is dedicated to all aspects of daily life in pre-industrial and early industrial Alsace. It contains over 5000 exhibits and is notable for the reconstruction of the interiors of several traditional houses. It also features a rich collection of artifacts documenting the everyday life of Alsatian Jews.
9. Stèle commémorative Cité-jardin Ungemach
The Cité Ungemach is a garden city created in the early 1920s and located in the Wacken district, north of Strasbourg. A few decades later, over the years, the establishment of buildings linked to the European institutions, including the European Parliament, was carried out on the edge of this set of 140 pavilions, pink or straw, surrounded by gardens.
10. Borne du Serment de Koufra
The Capture of Kufra was part of the Allied Western Desert Campaign during the Second World War. Kufra is a group of oases in the Kufra District of south-eastern Cyrenaica in the Libyan Desert. In 1940, it was part of the colony of Italian Libya Libia Italiana, which was part of Africa Settentrionale Italiana (ASI), which had been established in 1934.
Büchmesser, "mesureur de bedaine" is a 1567 sandstone column at the corner of 11 Merci è re Street and Notre Dame Square in Strasbourg, on which stands the corbel of the former Cerf Pharmacy, the oldest part of which dates back to the 15th century. Büchmesser has been listed as a historical monument since 1936.
Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti was an Italian-born French automobile designer and manufacturer. He is remembered as the founder and proprietor of the automobile manufacturing company Automobiles E. Bugatti, which he founded in 1909 in the then German town of Molsheim in the Alsace region of what is now France.
13. Église catholique Sainte-Madeleine
The Sainte-Madeleine Church is a Catholic church in Strasbourg, France, which was built in Gothic style in the late 15th century, but largely rebuilt in a style close to Jugendstil after a devastating fire in 1904. Destroyed again during World War II, the church was re-constructed in its modern form.
14. Musée Historique
The Musée historique de la ville de Strasbourg is a museum in Strasbourg in the Bas-Rhin department of France. It is located in the Renaissance building of the former slaughterhouse and is dedicated to the tumultuous history of the city from the early Middle Ages until the contemporary period.
15. Jardin Botanique
The Jardin Botanique de l'Université de Strasbourg, also known as the Jardin botanique de Strasbourg and the Jardin botanique de l'Université Louis Pasteur, is a botanical garden and arboretum located at 28 rue Goethe, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. It is open daily without charge.
Wikipedia: Jardin botanique de l'Université de Strasbourg (EN), Website
16. Opéra du Rhin
The Strasbourg Opera House, located on Place Broglie on the Grande Île in the city center of Strasbourg, in the French department of the Bas-Rhin, is the main seat and mother house of the opera company Opéra national du Rhin. It has been classified as a Monument historique since 1921.
17. Chevalier Liebenzeller
The Battle of Hausbergen was a military engagement in northeastern France which took place on 8 March 1262 and marked the release of Strasbourg from episcopal authority. The bourgeoisie defenders of the town defeated the combined forces of the Bishop of Strasbourg, Walter of Geroldseck.
18. Hôtel de la Préfecture
The Hôtel de Klinglin, currently known as the Hôtel du Préfet, is a historic building located near Place Broglie on the Grande Île in the city center of Strasbourg, in the French department of the Bas-Rhin. It has been classified as a Monument historique since 1970.
19. Église protestante Sainte-Aurélie
The Church of Saint Aurelia, situated in the west of Strasbourg near the railway station, is one of the Strasbourg churches with the longest history. A Lutheran church since the Reformation, the church is of particular historical and architectural interest.
20. Faculté de Droit
The Faculty of Law, Political Science and Management of Strasbourg is the Faculty of Law of the University of Strasbourg, part of the Robert Schuman University before the merger of the Strasbourg universities. It is located on the central campus.
Wikipedia: Faculté de droit, sciences politiques et gestion de Strasbourg (FR)
21. Lycée International des Pontonniers
The Lycée international des Pontonniers is a French secondary and higher education institution, located at 1, rue des Pontonniers in Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin), in the city center, not far from the cathedral, and which hosts international sections.
22. Saint-Nicolas' Church
Saint Nicholas Church, Strasbourg is a small Gothic church in Strasbourg, France. Jean Calvin led services and preached at this church in 1538. Albert Schweitzer was the pastor of the church from 1900 to 1913 and used to play the organ there.
23. Musée Tomi Ungerer Centre International de l'Illustration
The Tomi-Ungerer Museum – International Centre for Illustration, located in Strasbourg, brings together an important collection of drawings, archives, toys and magazines donated to his hometown by the French artist Tomi Ungerer (1931-2019).
24. Union des Églises protestantes d'Alsace et de Lorraine
The Union of Protestant Churches of Alsace and Lorraine was created in 2006 by bringing together the Protestant Church of Augsburg Confession of Alsace and Lorraine (EPCAAL) and the Protestant Reformed Church of Alsace and Lorraine (EPRAL).
Wikipedia: Union of Protestant Churches of Alsace and Lorraine (EN)
25. La Maison Kammerzell
The Kammerzell House is one of the most famous buildings of Strasbourg and one of the most ornate and well preserved medieval civil housing buildings in late Gothic architecture in the areas formerly belonging to the Holy Roman Empire.
26. Musée archéologique
The Musée archéologique of Strasbourg, France is the largest of the numerous Alsacian museums displaying regional archeological findings from Prehistory to the Merovingian dynasty. It is located in the basement of the Palais Rohan.
27. Église Saint-Maurice
St Maurice's Church is a Roman Catholic church building located on Place Arnold in the Neustadt district of Strasbourg, France. It was built during the Annexation of Alsace-Lorraine into the German Empire in the late 19th century.
28. Église catholique Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune
Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune Catholic Church is a late 19th-century Catholic church dedicated to Saint Peter in Strasbourg, France. It is not to be confused with the medieval Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune Protestant Church in the same city.
29. Synagogue de la Paix
The Great Synagogue of Peace is a Jewish religious and cultural consistorial building that also houses a community center, headquarters of the Jewish community of Strasbourg, and the Chief Rabbinate of Bas-Rhin.
Wikipedia: Grande synagogue de la Paix (Strasbourg 1958) (FR)
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