The old town is a World Heritage Site! Strasbourg Full Day Walking Spot

Strasbourg has long been in a battle for control between France and Germany because of its close access to germany's borders.

Strasbourg is the first city to be registered as a World Heritage Site.
Stroll through the old town, where French and German cultures are crossed, and take a sightseeing tour from the River Ill. that flows through the city.
You can trace the history of Strasbourg from the Middle Ages.

How many tourist days do I need in Strasbourg?

Strasbourg has a lot of places to visit in the old town, so you can get around the sights in one day.
In addition, Paris, Basel in Switzerland, and Frankfurt in Germany can be accessed in a short time.
It is also possible to take a day trip from a nearby city using the high-speed train TGV.

By the way, it takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes by TGV from The East Station in Paris, and about 1 hour and 50 minutes by ICE or TGV to Frankfurt, Germany.
You can access it.

How to buy TGV tickets from your phone: https://youtu.be/XVm3ZbOYyT4

Strasbourg Central Station

Gare de Strasbourg

Strasbourg Central Station looks like a football stadium.

Because it is designated as a historic building in 1984, it can not be built, and modern while leaving an old-style station building
It is built to be wrapped in a glass dome. This glass dome design
Designed by Jean-Marie Dutiyor, it won the 2008 Brunel Award.

Strasbourg Central Station arrives with french high-speed trains such as TGV and German high-speed trains ICE
It is an international train station with underground tram lines A-D with access to strasbourg city.

Gare de Strasbourg

Strasbourg Centra[ Gare de Strasbourg ]l Station 
Location: 20 Place de la Gare, 67000, Strathbourg

How to get around the city and tickets

The old town can be reached on foot.

If you arrive at Strasbourg Central Station, take tram A.D to The Place de la Clebert in the heart of the Old Town,
Get off at the third "Homme de Fer", after walking around the city, such as the shopping street, cathedral and Loan Palace,
I think that it is also good to tour the city of Strasbourg from the water in BatrGare de Strasbourgama.

We were planning to travel by train or long-distance bus, so we stayed around the central station,
We went to the old town by tram from Strasbourg Central Station.

Gare de Strasbourg

Ticket vending machines are installed at each tram station.

How much does a ticket cost?

  • 1-ticket (single ticket) €1.80
  • 24-hour ticket (for one person) €4.60
  • Coupon (10 tickets per person) € 14.10
  • 24-hour ticket trio for 2-3 people €6.90

If you act with more than one or more people, you can use the 24-hour ticket
TRIO is a good deal. Because you can get the source if you ride twice.

For more information, please visit the CTS official website.

There is no ticket gate on the tram, so you can access the platform as it is, but it is installed on the platform before boarding.
Turn on your ticket by each other in front of the silver and red machine.

Tickets can also be purchased at the ticket vending machine attached to the tram, but it is a little expensive.

  • 1-ticket (single ticket) €2.00

 Strasbourg Strasbourg Tcket

Once for 24-hour tickets, tickets are enabled in front of the machine each time.
Since the 10-time ticket is a one-person card, it is not possible to use it with multiple people.
Strasbourg
Take tram A and D, get off at the third "Homme de Fer" and go sightseeing in the city This neighborhood has become a shopping street and "PRIMPTEMPS" and "Gleries Lafayette" etc.
There are large department stores, popular brand stores, and fast fashion stores.

Cresser Square

Place Kléber, Strasbourg

The name of Place De la Clebert in the heart of the Old Town accompanied Napoleon's expedition to Egypt
It comes from General Clevere, from Strasbourg, and in the center of the square stands his statue majestically.

From Klebert Square to Gutenberg Square, shops and cafes are lined up,
Along the way, head to the cathedral for windy shopping.

Place Kléber
2 Rue de l'Outre, 67000 Strasbourg

GutenbergPlatz

Place Gutenberg, Strasbourg

Piazza Gutenberg is located near Notre Dame Cathedral.
In the square commemorating gutenberg, the inventor who put letter print into practical use for the first time in Europe in the middle of the 15th century,
In the center is a bronze statue of Gutenberg.

Gutenberg Square [ Place Gutenberg ]
Place Gutenberg, 67000 Strasbourg

Notre Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

The magnificent Strasbourg Cathedral is seen from between the buildings on both sides, and it is an overwhelming presence.

The construction of Strasbourg Cathedral has been spent from 1015 to 250 years,
It is said to be a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.

The cathedral is 142m high and ranks 6th in the world in the church!
But with only one tower on the left, am I the only one who feels unbalanced?

If you look closely at the façade, it is a very delicate structure with watermarks.
It uses the sandstone of Mount Vosges, so it has a slightly unusual reddish-brown color.

It's very difficult to take pictures because there are a lot of souvenir shops in front of the big cathedral.

TheCathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg cathedral is as magnificent as it looks.

The cathedral is lined with wonderful stained glass, through which the natural light
It is even more beautifully directed by the cathedral.

The stCathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourgained glass was often built between the 12th and 14th centuries, with 4600 panels adorning the walls of the cathedral.

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Strasbourg [Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg]
Location: Place de la Cathedral, 67000
Tour time: 7:00-11:20 / 12:40-19:00 ▶ baggage inspection at the time of admission
Admission: Free
Strasbourg Cathedral Official Site

Loan Palace

Plais des Rohan, Strasbourg

The Loan Palace, which stands near the cathedral, was built in the 18th century as the residence of the Bishop of Strasbourg,
Today, the Museum of Decorative Arts exhibits ceramics and goldsmiths, the Museum of Paintings, which exhibits paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries.
It consists of an "archaeological museum" that exhibits weapons excavated in the Alsace region.

Plais des Rohan, Strasbourg

Loan Palace [Plais des Rohan]
Location: 2 Place de la Château,67000
Tour time: 10:00 – 18:00
Closed: Tuesdays (Painting Museum closed on Mondays)
Loan Palace Official Site

Strasbourg

On the streets of Strasbourg, you'll see the region's distinctive white walls and black-painted wood-painted architecture.
A 15-minute walk from the Old Town, you can see this wooden building called "Petite France"
TherStrasbourge is a district.

Next, head to the pier to see Strasbourg from the water☺

Boat tour "Batorama" sightseeing strasbourg from the water

BATORAMA, Strasbourg

Batorama includes Petite France, Neustadt (new town), Saint-Paul Cathedral, the European Union district, etc.
This is a 1-hour tour of the River Ile and canals.

The boat is provided with an audio guide and has a Japanese explanation.

There is a vending machine for tickets at Roangu Pier, choosing the desired time zone and boat type,
You can buy it in front of time.

There are two types of boats: glass-walled air-conditioned and ceilingless boats.
BATORAMA, Strasbourg

Boats depart and depart from Roan Palace Pier.

I chose a boat with air conditioning, but even with air conditioning, it was quite hot with a return of light during the time when the sun was strong,
It looked burnt.

BATORAMA, Strasbourg
I sat by the window to take a picture, but I couldn't take the picture that I thought the light reflected off the glass,
It is recommended to board after the evening after the sun weakens.
BATORAMA, Strasbourg

Batorama 
[BATORAMA]Where to ride: Place du Marché aux Poissons, 67000 Strathbourg (Loan Palace Pier)
Opening hours: First departure: 9:45 departure / Last: 22:15 departure
Batorama Official Site

Hotels stayed in Strasbourg and how to choose

If you are thinking of traveling by train or bus in Strasbourg, we recommend hotels near the station.
There are a surprisingly reasonable number of hotels in the area, even if they are 3 to 4 stars.

The conditions for looking for a hotel for our parents and children are clean, air-conditioned, free WiFi, kettle,
Word of mouth ranking is 8.0 or more and there is a supermarket nearby.

In this condition, I found a reasonable 3-star hotel called Hotel Vendome.

The room was clean and the staff were very frHotel Vendome StrasbourgieStrasbourgndly and helpful. From the windows of the rooms, you can see the station and enjoy the view.

Summary

Strasbourg, a beautiful city with a mix of German and French cultures, is compact and perfect for a full-day sightseeing.

In some places of the bridge over the River Ill., beautiful flowers are decorated with well-maintained,
It is a photogenic spot that produces the cityscape more beautifully.

We went on a day trip from Strasbourg to Basel, Switzerland, or
We have access to Frankfurt.

If you're majoring in the big city of Paris, take a day trip to idyllic Strasbourg
I think there can be a change.

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