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Situated right on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is the capital city of the Alsace region. This city contrasts between a medieval past and a progressive future with its old historical centre of twisting alleyways lined with crooked half-timbered houses to its position as seat of the European Parliament. Strasbourg's infamous Christmas markets also make it appealing for visitors to book city apartments over winter breaks.
How to get there?
The most popular ways of getting to Strasbourg are by plane or by train. Strasbourg airport is only situated 10km from the city centre and many low-cost airlines, such as Ryanair and Easyjet, fly directly to Strasbourg from multiple cities in the UK. There are shuttle buses from the airport to the city centre that take around 20-25 minutes.
After Paris, Strasbourg has the second largest railway station in France, offering a wide range of train connections with other parts of France and with local countries like Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.
When to visit Strasbourg
For cheaper accommodation we recommend travelling to Strasbourg in October or November when there are fewer tourists. Most tourists, however, visit Strasbourg in the early winter. This is the busiest season so make sure to book you holiday rentals early. Despite the colder weather in December, many people enjoy visiting over the Christmas period because of the wonderful ambience and atmosphere in the squares. If you are looking for some German city sun then plan on visiting between April and September, when the streets can fill with tourists, but you are more likely to get some much needed vitamin D.
Strasbourg has a very efficient public transport system in place. The city has developed modes of transport including trams, buses and cycle lanes to make the city more pleasant. The tram lines, A through F, form the backbone of Strasbourg's transport network. Buy tickets at ticket machines or on the bus, they are valid on both buses and trams. It is also easy to rent bikes or go by foot, exploring the city at your own pace in the fresh air.
Where to book a holiday apartment in Strasbourg?
Being near the border of Germany, you'll find an interesting mix of Franco-German culture. It is the perfect place for linguists to come and practice both languages, so why not book a city apartment here? Stay near the Gare Centrale area and be a stone's throw away from the city's top sights and the main train station. This is where you will also find most of the major car rental companies, so if you're planning to drive to the rest of Alsace, this is a suitable area to stay in a holiday rental.
Place Kleber or Cathedral District
The Place Kleber is the main square and is full of the towns staple structures contributing to the culture and history of Strasbourg. Many restaurants and bars are located on the Place Keber, a picturesque square with surrounding half-timbered houses and little doors, making it a hotspot for a drink. Visit at Christmas and stay at one of our bed and breakfasts or apartments to see the huge fir tree that comes from the Vosges mountains and is erected every year in the square.
La Petite France District
Located in the Old Strasbourg, La Petite France is arguably the city's most romantic district, especially in the evenings. A series of canals and beautiful timbered houses gives the district an undeniable charm, making it the perfect place to book a short stay apartment. Visit the famous Haderer House, a beautiful example of Renaissance architecture and don't miss the Ponts Couverts (Covered Bridges). Along with plenty more in this area, this is a relaxed and friendly place to book a holiday rental./p>
The Krutenau District
If you are planning to stay for a longer time, we advise you to book an apartment in Strasbourg in the Krutenau District. It is a 25-minute walk from the station but is located near to the Rohan Palace and various museums and galleries. There are numerous restaurants, wine bars and cabarets in this quarter, and this place really comes alive in the winter due to the festive atmosphere. Stay in a local holiday rental to immerse yourself in the Franco-German culture.
Things to do in Strasbourg
The Notre Dame Cathedral, a 15 minute walk from the train station, is the flagship monument of the city, a vast example of gothic architecture. At noon there is a digital projection on the astronomical clock, followed by an impressive parade. At nightfall, the cathedral turns into a colourful spectrum as its façade is lit up.
Sometimes referred to as ‘Versailles in miniature', this opulent C18th palace is in the same quarter as the Cathedral. In the past, royals and important figures used to reside here, now this palace is home to 3 museums including two art museums. It is a remarkable construction and holds so much history of Strasbourg.
The plazas of Grande Ile are postcard worthy. History seeps through these narrow, cobbled lanes, lined with tucked away café's and bars. The vibrant colours on each of the old timber-framed houses are wonders of history and are made for aimless wandering. This area becomes even more atmospheric when lanterns turn on at night.
Marché de Noel
Strasbourg has one of the largest and oldest Christmas markets in Europe, making it a special time to visit. Street vendors fill the plaza's and squares with mulled wine, spicy bredele and heaps of stalls are perfect for buying those last-minute Christmas presents.
Visit the Alsace Region from Strasbourg
Enjoy a day trip to the beautiful Alsace region that surrounds Strasbourg. Travel by car and enjoy the scenic roads through green hills and vineyards. Visit the enchanting villages of Eguisheim and Riquewhir and discover their medieval qualities. Continue exploring the region by going wine tasting at one of the region's famed Alsatian wine estates.