Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Strasbourg, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 27 sights
Distance 7.2 km
Ascend 117 m
Descend 115 m

Experience Strasbourg in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in StrasbourgIndividual Sights in Strasbourg

Sight 1: Grande Mosquée de Strasbourg

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Grande Mosquée de StrasbourgClaude TRUONG-NGOC / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Great Mosque of Strasbourg is located in the Heyritz district of Strasbourg in Alsace. Inaugurated in 2012, it replaces a prayer room installed since 1982 in a former factory.

Wikipedia: Grande mosquée de Strasbourg (FR)

1099 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 2: Haras national de Strasbourg

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Haras national de StrasbourgHaras de Strasbourg / marque déposée

The Strasbourg National Stud is a historic monument located in Strasbourg, in the French department of Bas-Rhin.

Wikipedia: Haras national de Strasbourg (FR), Website

301 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Théâtre de la Chouc'routerie

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The Théâtre de la Choucrouterie is a performance hall located in Strasbourg, near the Saint-Louis church, in the Finkwiller district.

Wikipedia: La Choucrouterie (FR), Website

51 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Église catholique Saint-Louis

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The Saint-Louis de Strasbourg church is located on rue Saint-Louis, in the Finkwiller district. In Baroque style, it is used for Catholic worship.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Louis de Strasbourg (FR)

273 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Église protestante Saint-Thomas

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St Thomas' Church is a historic 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.

Wikipedia: St Thomas' Church, Strasbourg (EN)

249 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: TJP Centre Dramatique National d'Alsace

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TJP Centre Dramatique National d'Alsace inconnu / marque déposée

The TJP National Dramatic Center of Strasbourg Grand Est is a French theater of associative status created in 1974 in the city of Strasbourg by the actor and director André Pomarat, from the first promotion of the Higher School of Dramatic Art Strasbourg. In 1990, the establishment obtained the National Dramatic Center label (CDN). Following André Pomarat, he was led by puppeteers Grégoire Callies from 1997 to 2012 and Renaud Herbin from 2012 to 2022. The dancer and choreographer of Japanese origin Kaori Ito takes the direction from January 1, 2023. The TJP is currently located on two sites in the city center, the small stage in the Petite France district and the large stage in the Kruntenau district. Its programming is distinguished by its address to all generations, with shows accessible from early childhood but also a program intended for an exclusively adult audience, and by multidisciplinary artistic forms around the puppet arts, the theater of objects, Shadow theater, dance, circus and visual arts. Since 1977, the CDN has organized the Les Giboulée festival which takes place in March in many rooms in the territory of the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg and presents dozens of proposals exploring these theatrical genres.

Wikipedia: TJP (théâtre) (FR), Website

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Anciennes glacières de Strasbourg

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The former ice houses of Strasbourg are a group of buildings located on the canals of the Ill in the Petite France district. From 1897 to 1990, the buildings housed an artificial refrigeration plant with machines from the company Quiri, which became Axima Refrigeration France. They have now been converted into a five-star hotel: Le Régent Petite France. Several industrial facilities were preserved as part of the hotel development project and were registered in 1991 on the supplementary inventory of historic monuments, according to the terms of the decree: "as an in situ protective envelope of an inseparable technical ensemble". All the machines and their annexes, for their part, are protected by a Classification as Historic Monuments.

Wikipedia: Anciennes Glacières de Strasbourg (FR)

161 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: La Petite France

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La Petite France, in Alsatian dialect: Französel is the south-western part of the Grande Île of Strasbourg in Alsace in eastern France, the most central and characteristic island of the city that forms the historic center. The district is bounded to the north by the Quai de la Bruche (Brischstade), the Rue du Bain-aux-Plantes, the Place Benjamin-Zix and the Rue des Dentelles; to the east by the Rue du Pont-Saint-Martin, the Pont Saint-Thomas and the Mills footbridge; to the south by the Channel of Zorn-Mühle; to the west by the Covered Bridges.

Wikipedia: Petite France, Strasbourg (EN)

146 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Maison Ferrier

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The Ferrier House is an eighteenth-century historical monument, located on Grand-Rue in Strasbourg.

Wikipedia: Maison Ferrier (FR)

430 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Grande Île

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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. The Grande Île was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. At the time, the International Council on Monuments and Sites noted that the 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.

Wikipedia: Grande Île, Strasbourg (EN)

288 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Büchmesser

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The Büchmesser, "belly measurer", is a sandstone column dating from 1567 located at the corner of 11 rue Mercière and the square in front of the Notre-Dame de Strasbourg cathedral, on which rests the corbelling of the former Stag pharmacy, the oldest parts of which date back to the fifteenth century. The Büchmesser has been classified as a historical monument since 1936.

Wikipedia: Büchmesser (FR)

162 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Chevalier Liebenzeller

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Chevalier Liebenzeller

The Battle of Hausbergen was a historic military engagement that took place in the Alsace region of northeastern France on 8 March 1262. The battle marked the release of the 'burghers' (citizens) of Strasbourg from episcopal authority and gave the bourgeoisie control over politics and commerce. The battle occurred on the fields of Hausbergen, an area of countryside a few miles northwest of the city of Strasbourg. It resulted in the decisive victory of the townsmen over the forces of the Bishop of Strasbourg, Walter of Geroldseck and the granting of free imperial city status by King Philip of Swabia to Strasbourg.

Wikipedia: Battle of Hausbergen (EN)

346 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: Union des Églises protestantes d'Alsace et de Lorraine

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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)

227 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 14: Saint-Nicolas' Church

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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.

Wikipedia: Saint Nicholas Church, Strasbourg (EN)

105 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 15: Pont Saint-Nicolas

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The Saint-Thomas Bridge 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 Carrousel bridge in Paris in the 1830s. It is one of the oldest preserved cast iron bridges in France.

Wikipedia: Pont Saint-Thomas (FR)

124 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 16: Ancienne douane

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Ancienne douaneAlexandre Prévot from Nancy, France / CC BY-SA 2.0

Ancienne Douane is a 14th-century building on the Grande Île, the historic city centre of Strasbourg, France. The structure is classified as a Monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1948.

Wikipedia: Ancienne Douane (Strasbourg) (EN)

220 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 17: Musée Historique

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Musée Historique Szeder László / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Musée historique 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.

Wikipedia: Musée historique de Strasbourg (EN), Website

183 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 18: 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.

Wikipedia: Musée alsacien (Strasbourg) (EN), Website

212 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 19: Cour des Couples

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The Cour des Couples is a historical monument located in Strasbourg, in the French department of Bas-Rhin.

Wikipedia: Cour des Couples (FR)

373 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 20: Église catholique Sainte-Madeleine

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Église catholique Sainte-MadeleineRobert 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.

Wikipedia: Sainte-Madeleine, Strasbourg (EN)

266 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 21: Musée archéologique

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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.

Wikipedia: Musée archéologique (Strasbourg) (EN), Website

20 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 22: Musée des arts décoratifs

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Musée des arts décoratifs Cette infographie JPG a été créée avec Hugin. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Museum of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg is a museum dedicated to the decorative arts, located on the ground floor of the former residence of the prince-bishops of the Alsatian metropolis, the Palais Rohan.

Wikipedia: Musée des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg (FR), Website

18 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 23: Musée des Beaux-Arts

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Musée des Beaux-Arts

The Strasbourg Museum of Fine Arts is located in the Palais Rohan next to the cathedral.

Wikipedia: Musée des beaux-arts de Strasbourg (FR), Website

133 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 24: Musée de l'Œuvre Notre-Dame

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Musée de l'Œuvre Notre-Dame

The Musée de l'Œuvre Notre-Dame is the city of Strasbourg's museum for Upper Rhenish fine arts and decorative arts, dating from the early Middle Ages until 1681. The museum is famous for its collection of original sculptures, glass windows, architectural fragments, as well as the building plans of Strasbourg Cathedral. It has a considerable collection of works by Peter Hemmel von Andlau, Niclas Gerhaert van Leyden, Nikolaus Hagenauer, Ivo Strigel, Konrad Witz, Hans Baldung and Sebastian Stoskopff.

Wikipedia: Musée de l'Œuvre Notre-Dame (EN)

132 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 25: 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.

Wikipedia: Palais Rohan, Strasbourg (EN)

582 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 26: 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.

Wikipedia: St William's Church, Strasbourg (EN)

902 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 27: Faculté de Droit

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Faculté de Droit Université de Strasbourg / marque déposée

The Faculty of Law, Political Science and Management of Strasbourg is the Faculty of Law of the University of Strasbourg, which was 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)


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