Hotel des Vosges
3 Place De La Gare, Strasbourg, 67000, fr
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Quartier St Jean from the Pont Kusse
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France or Austria?
I will fly to Basel/Mulhouse airport in May 18. My plan was to spend 2 days in Switzerland until my next flight but I just learned that I could not do that since I don't have a Swiss visa. Therefore, I am trying to figure out what to do in this time period. I will rent a car and I can either spend those days in and around French Alps region or in Austrian Alps to subsitute Switzerland. Which one you think would be more interesting? Also, what places you can advise me to see in each if I am interested in scenery? Do you have any reasonably priced hotels you know in your seggested areas?
Re: France or Austria?
Why not consider the Vosges instead of the Alps? The area north of Mulhouse is gorgeous. Alsace is a lovely region of France and full of very picturesque wine villages and stunning scenery. Hotel des Vosges in Ribeauville is small, inexpensive and friendly and in the midst of several lovely wine villages.
If you want to drive up to Mont St. Odile, the views from the monastery at the top are amazing. On a clear day you can see all the way to the Rhine 40 km away. There are also amazing views from the top of Haut Koenigsbourg whether you go into the castle or not.
Another lovely town is Ricquewihr. If you want to stay someplace larger, Colmar is a pretty large city with a medieval district and lovely canals . . . and lots of tourists too. 8^)
Type Colmar, Selestat, Haut-Koenigsbourg, Ribeauville and Ricquewihr into the VT Search Window above (one by one) and see what VT members have suggested in these places. There will be lots of hotel and accomodations tips too.
Good luck and enjoy yourself.
Travel Tips for Strasbourg
The Cathedral, astronomical clock
The clock is situated in the far right corner of the Cathedral. Swiss watchmakers, sculptors, painters and creators of automatons all worked together. The present mechanism dates from 1842. The clock is especially attractive by the work of its automatons, which, every day at 12.30 pm, all start their show. Unfortunately I was late and didn't see the performance.
Unlike other cities Strasbourg does not have one big Christmas market but several smaller ones all over town. The largest market is the one round the cathedral. But more or less every square in the city centre, big or small, has its own Christmas market. You'll find a new one after every second street corner. Some occupy a whole square, others consist of a few stalls only. Some sell arts and crafts of fine quality, others more factory kitsch. All of them are worth a look. Get lost in the streets of the old town and explore.
In addition to the well known mulled wine, an Alsatian Christmas market speciality is spicy hot orange juice. Tasty, warming and alcohol-free.
There are three universities in Strasbourg, all in the same area around Rue de l'Université. Together they form the Pôle Universitaire Européen or European University Center, with more than 45,000 students including some 6000 foreigners.
Since all French universities are usually called by their initials, you will hear students in Strasbourg talking about the U.L.P., the U.M.B. and the U.R.S., and of course they will assume that you know what these initials stand for.
The U.L.P is the Université Louis Pasteur or Strasbourg I. This is a science and medical school which does a lot of advanced research.
The U.M.B. is the Université Marc Bloch or Strasbourg II, which has faculties for various Arts and Sciences, and offers courses in 25 foreign languages.
The U.R.S. is the Université Robert Schuman or Strasbourg III, which specializes in International and European Law.
ENGLISH VERSION If you plan...
ENGLISH VERSION If you plan to go to STRASBOURG by plane, the airport is about 15 kilometers from the center (STRASBOURG-ENTZHEIM), there is a shuttle service.
Other possibilities: Landing in BASEL (Switzerland) or Frankfurt (Germany).
VERSION FRANCAISE Si vous devez vous rendre à STRASBOURG par avion, l'aéroport se situe à environ 15 Km du centre-ville (STRASBOURG-ENTZHEIM), il existe cependant un service de navettes. D'autres possibilités: Atterir à à FRANKFORT (Frankfurt - Allemagne) ou BALE (Basel - Suisse).
I dont actually have a...
I dont actually have a favorite resturant. Just some tips, most places, during the Christmas Market, wouldnt let us just come in for some drinks and light meals. We had a time trying to find a place that wasnt packed for us to eat at. Most of the selection on the menu was beef and egg things, which with BSE and my anti-egg taste buds.. dinner wasnt nice. There was however a nice cafe on the outside of the town center that was resonable in prices and friendly staff. I am so bad at remembering the names of places..
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Hotel des Vosges
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Address: 3 Place De La Gare, Strasbourg, 67000, fr