Delicious baguettes, wines, amazing cheese platters and beautiful storybook houses … all that you will find in Strasbourg. We spent there two whole days, which is the perfect amount of time to explore everything in this cute little town.
Strasbourg is only a few minutes located from the German borders. Therefore the culture and architecture is a mix of French and German, and has been influences from both sides. It is the capital city of the Grand Est region, formerly also called “Alsace”, located in the Northeastern of France. It also has the official seat of the European Parliament, where institutions and politicians meet there several times a year.
Locals are super friendly and welcoming to tourists – you will feel the vibe as soon as you step into the city. They have dinner menus in so many languages available and they will hand it out to you as soon as they hear you talking. It is absolutely beautiful, everything is surrounded by water and you have to cross many bridges to get from one spot to another.
WHAT TO EAT IN STRASBOURG
Strasbourg, as a French city, is known for delicious wines, cheeses and of course baked goods – especially the fresh baked baguettes! Still dreaming of them 🙂
>> Escargots as an appy (PLEASE try it – they are pretty yummy. Lots of butter and garlic haha) 🙂
>> “Flammkuchen” – Kind of like a super thin flatbread 🙂
>> “Spätzle” – Kind of like noodles with lots of “munster” cheese, which is a very soft & smelly cheese and made from milk from the Vosges.
>> Any kind of their baked goods! Baguette, chocolate croissant, tartlets, etc… its mouthwatering I promise! 🙂
WHAT TO DO IN STRASBOURG
>> “Old Town” get a city map from the tourism office & walk through old town (about 1/2 day tour)
>> “Le Petite France” for dinner 🙂
>> “Canal Boat Tour” absolutely worth and cool to do
>> “Cave des Hospices Strasbourg” wine cellar to stop by. Maybe check if they do tastings!
>> “Le grincheux” Bar with good drinks and free snacks + pretty good happy hour! 🙂
>> If its raining, maybe check out a museum – maybe the chocolate museum =P
Hope anyone of you get the chance to go to this fairy town 🙂