Strasbourg is one of the largest cities in France. It is home to the UNESCO World Heritage site Grande Ile and several European institutions. The most pleasant time to visit Strasbourg is from May to October when the climate is comfortably cool. Book cheap hotels online and earn 5% points for each cheap hotel reservation.
The meaning of the name Strasbourg is “the city of roads” and this city had a long history of being the center of the European affairs. The first permanent settlers of Strasbourg were the Romans who arrived here during 12 BC.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
The city of Strasbourg lights up every July because of the L'Ill aux Lumieres (The city under the lights). This annual festival showcases light decorations on buildings, churches and fountains as well as light shows and live music that would surely impress anyone. The best place to start sightseeing is at the historical center where one can find numerous attractions including the spectacular Cathedral of Notre Dame, which is known for its prominent Astrometric Clock. Another must-see site include the Palais des Rohan which houses the Archaeological Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Museum of Fine Arts.
It is easy to see all the attractions in Strasbourg on foot, but there are people who prefer riding the bike and there are many cheap bike rentals in the city. The most used public transportation in Strasbourg are the buses and trolleys which covers most of the city and travels for long hours although the trolley covers a limited area.