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27 ideas to visit Strasbourg – What to do, what to see and what to taste?

Visiting Strasbourg is of course a must-do during your stay in Alsace. The capital of Alsace is full of charm and has a lot to offer to tourists and visitors. I fell in love with the city as soon as I moved there, and I’m charmed by it more and more every day, while I discover new places to visit and new activities to try. In my opinion, one of the main advantages of Strasbourg is that it offers a wide range of possibilities: the city is charming and it’s pleasant to wander around ; it’s dynamic with countless good addresses to go...

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Strasbourg Christmas Market – My short guide

Strasbourg Christmas Market is probably, with Colmar Christmas Market, the most famous market in Alsace. It should be said that this tradition is not new: far from being an event created for tourists, Strasbourg Christmas Market (called Christkindelsmärik) dates back from the Middle Ages, making it one of the oldest European markets! The reason why I never wrote about this market before, is that I didn’t enjoy it so much a few years ago: it had lost its soul, giving in to the siren calls of stands with very industrial products and with sometimes the appearance of a funfair. Fortunately, the city...

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Christmas Market OFF in Strasbourg – A social and solidarity Christmas Market

Have you ever heard about the OFF Market in Strasbourg? It’s an event held simultaneously to the traditional Strasbourg Christmas market, inviting visitors to think Christmas differently, by rethinking their consumption patterns. The OFF Market is indeed a social and solidarity Christmas Market! If you are looking for Strasbourg locals in December, you’ll probably find a lot of them at the OFF Market! Meeting friends after work to grab a glass of mulled wine, going around the stands and taking part in the countless activities, has become a classic. I must admit that you quickly get used to it! The atmosphere is...

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Hotel Etc in Strasbourg – Great location and good value!

I know that you like to find good deals for accommodation when you come to Alsace… So I have found one just for you in Strasbourg! It’s the Hotel Etc in Strasbourg, a 2-star hotel located right in the city centre, on the Grande Île. It’s a very simple hotel, but I’m writing about it, because its location is amazing, its decoration is way nicer than usual chain hotels and because of its very good value. Prices can be very high in the city centre of Strasbourg, but it’s always nice to find an ideal location, without paying too much… so here...

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A visit to the Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg Hospital

Dear wine lovers, here is a place that you shouldn’t miss in Strasbourg! The Historic Wine Cellar of the Civil Hospital of Strasbourg is located in the present University Hospital of Strasbourg, and holds the oldest wine in the world kept in a barrel… It dates back from 1472! It’s of course impossible to taste it, as it has only been served 3 times in 5 centuries for important occasions, the last time being for the liberation of Strasbourg in 1944. A short history of the Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg Hospital The Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg Hospital was established in 1395 and was...

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