25 Sights in Strasbourg, France (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Strasbourg, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 25 sights are available in Strasbourg, France.

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1. Grande Île

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Grande Île Jonathan Martz / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

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2. Église protestante Saint-Thomas

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St Thomas' Church is a historical building in Strasbourg, eastern France. It is the main Lutheran church of the city since its cathedral became Catholic again after the annexation of the town by France in 1681. It is nicknamed the "Protestant Cathedral" or the Old Lady, and the only example of a hall church in the Alsace region. The building is located on the Route Romane d'Alsace. It is classified as a Monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1862. Its congregation forms part of the Protestant Church of Augsburg Confession of Alsace and Lorraine.

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3. Palais Rohan

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Palais Rohan Radek Kucharski / CC BY 2.0

The Palais Rohan in Strasbourg is the former residence of the prince-bishops and cardinals of the House of Rohan, an ancient French noble family originally from Brittany. It is a major architectural, historical, and cultural landmark in the city. It was built next to Strasbourg Cathedral in the 1730s, from designs by Robert de Cotte, and is considered a masterpiece of French Baroque architecture. Since its completion in 1742, the palace has hosted a number of French monarchs such as Louis XV, Marie Antoinette, Napoleon and Joséphine, and Charles X.

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4. Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain

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Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain inconnu / Image non libre

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 Ill, facing the headquarters of the European community of Alsace and near the Vauban dam and the picturesque district of Petite France. Place Jean-Arp, to which the museum opens, also welcomes the National School of Administration on its northern part, installed in the former Sainte-Marguerite prison.

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5. La Petite France

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La Petite France is a historic quarter of the city of Strasbourg in eastern France. It is located at the western end of the Grande Île, which contains the historical centre of the city. At Petite France, the river Ill splits up into a number of channels that cascade through an area that was, in the Middle Ages, home to the city's tanners, millers and fishermen, and is now one of Strasbourg's main tourist attractions. Petite France forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Grande Île, designated in 1988.

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6. Barrage Vauban

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The Barrage Vauban, or Vauban Dam, is a bridge, weir and defensive work erected in the 17th century on the River Ill in the city of Strasbourg in France. At that time, it was known as the Great Lock, although it does not function as a navigation lock in the modern sense of the word. Today it serves to display sculptures and has a viewing terrace on its roof, with views of the earlier Ponts Couverts bridges and Petite France quarter. It has been classified as a Monument historique since 1971.

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7. Église protestante Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune

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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.

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8. Musée de Sismologie et de Magnétisme Terrestre

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The Museum of Seismology and Geomagnetism is a museum in Strasbourg, located on the historic campus opposite the University of Strasbourg Botanical Gardens. It is affiliated with the Earth Science Faculty and Observatory (EOST) of Strasbourg University. The museum has a large collection of instruments for measuring seismology and recording the earth's magnetic field, and their evolution over the years. They are displayed at the old seismic station in Strasbourg.

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9. Église Saint-Guillaume

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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.

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10. Musée Alsacien

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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.

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11. Büchmesser

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Büchmesser, "Mesureur de Bedaine" is a 1567 sandstone column at the corner of 11 Mercißre Street and Notre Dame Square in Strasbourg, on which stands the corbel of the former Cerf pharmacy, and its oldest part dates back to the 15th century. Büchmesser has been listed as a historical monument since 1936.

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12. Bugatti

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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.

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13. Église catholique Sainte-Madeleine

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Église catholique Sainte-Madeleine Robert Cutts from Bristol, England, UK / CC BY 2.0

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.

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14. Temple Neuf

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The Temple-Neuf church is a Protestant church of worship, attached to the Union of Protestant Churches in Alsace and Lorraine (Uepal), located on the Big Island of Strasbourg. The current church was built following the fire of August 24, 1870, which reduced the Dominican church to this location.

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15. Musée Historique

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Musée Historique Szeder László / CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

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16. Jardin Botanique

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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.

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17. Église protestante Sainte-Aurélie

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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.

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18. Église Saint-Nicolas

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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.

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19. Union des Églises protestantes d'Alsace et de Lorraine

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Union des Églises protestantes d'Alsace et de Lorraine Nat, CDC / Public domain

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).

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20. Église Saint-Maurice

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Église Saint-Maurice Valentin R. from France / CC0

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.

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21. Église catholique Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune

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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.

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22. Général Leclerc

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Général Leclerc Downey John, from the US Office of War Information / Public domain

Philippe François Marie Leclerc de Hauteclocque was a Free-French general during the Second World War. He became Marshal of France posthumously in 1952, and is known in France simply as le maréchal Leclerc or just Leclerc.

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23. Musée Tomi Ungerer Centre International de l'Illustration

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The Tomi-Ungerer-Centre International de l 'Illustration Museum in Strasbourg has a large collection of paintings, archives, toys and magazines donated to his hometown by French artist Tomi Ungerer (1931-2019).

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24. Église Saint-Paul

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The Saint-Paul church in Koenigshoffen is a historic monument located in the Koenigshoffen district of Strasbourg. Another church in Strasbourg, located within Neustadt, is also dedicated to Saint-Paul.

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25. L'Homme-Girafe

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L'Homme-Girafe Werner Ochs / CC BY-SA 3.0

Stephen Balkenhall (born February 10, 1957) is a German sculptor. Since 1992, he has been a sculpture professor at Karlsruhe Academy of Fine Arts and is one of the most important sculptors in Germany.

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