Favorite thing: Before visiting the Cathedral, we went to Information Office in Cathedral Place. What I wanted to buy, was the Strasbourg pass. I had worked out what we wanted to see and do, and it was good value to buy one.
Lucky for me, the lady behind the counter told me the Little Petit Train wasn't operating, so this made a difference to the value of the Pass. It wasn't worth buying then, so we just paid as we went.
Always do the sums before buying these passes, as some are good value, others aren't!
Cost.....14,90 € per adult and only 7,45 € for juniors for 3 days.
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Favorite thing: the whole region of the Alsace is famous for its special architecture. It is not a typical french style, there are more similiarties to the german architecture near by in the department of Baden Württemberg.
Fondest memory: The Alsace is famous for it´s wines and other typical french products like cheese, although again the Alsace products are not that comparable to other more "typical! goodies. I tried the Kronesberg beer, in for me uncommon liter bottles and we had delicious "Alsace Flammekuchen"....sorry, don´t remember the french/english name
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Favorite thing: In the heart of the Petite France Quarter, the Covered-bridges with their three defensive towers offer the visitors a charming view on the river Ill and the Barrage Vauban.
On its top, from the Terrasse panoramique, you can see the Petite France Quarter with its old houses reflected in the still waters of the river Ill and in the background the Cathedrale.
The Barrage Vauban is a defensive dam built on the river Ill in the seventeeth century.
Palais de Rohan
Favorite thing: This is the Palais de Rohan. It was the bishop's residence. The Rohans were a
very wealthy family who also had a Palais at Saverne. It currently houses the
archeological museum, and music concerts both in the courtyard and inside (it is
very ornate). (INFO THANKS TO CPCMole )
The view around from the church tower was great although the weather was not very good.
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Favorite thing: there are several beautiful museums in Strasbourg. I just want to recomend the museum of Notre Dame, the exhibition is great and the buildings were it is located are amazing, they are from the 14th and 16th century. The museum documents the
evolution of the arts between the 11th and the 17th centuries in Strasbourg
and the Upper Rhine region
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Try to eat the local dishes ,...
Favorite thing: Try to eat the local dishes , very good !!
Here you can see the BAECKEOFFE .
Fondest memory: REZEPT / Sorry I can´t translate it in English :-((
Drei Sorten Fleisch und Kartoffeln in Wein geschmort. Einst ein Arme-Leute-Essen, das die Hausfrauen am Waschtag dem Bäcker zum Schmoren brachten und nach drei Stunden wieder abholten.
Zutaten(für 6 - 8 Personen)
Zubereitung in einer ca. 40 cm langen, 25 cm breiten und 20 cm hohen Keramikform. Das gesamte Fleisch wird eine Nacht lang eingelegt.800 g Schweineschulter800 g Rindfleisch 800 g Lammschulter ohne Knochen1 Schweinshaxe1 kleiner Schweineschwanz3 grosse Zwiebeln1 Stange Lauch (weisser Teil)5 Knoblauchzehen1 Lorbeerblatt3 Nelken1,6 kg geschälte und in Scheiben geschnittene KartoffelnSalz und Pfeffer aus der Mühle200 g Mehl (nach Belieben)
ca. 1 l Weisswein
ZubereitungDas Fleisch in grosse Würfel schneiden. Zusammen mit der Schweinshaxe und dem Schweineschwanz salzen und pfeffern. Eine Nacht lang mit den gehackten Knoblauchzehen im Weisswein marinieren. Eine Schicht Kartoffelscheiben mit etwas Lauch in die Form geben. Das Fleisch, die Schweinshaxe und den Schweineschwanz, die kleingeschnittenen Zwiebeln, das Lorbeerblatt und die Nelken drauflegen.Mit den restlichen Kartoffelscheiben und Zwiebeln bedecken. Mit Weisswein übergiessen. Wenn nötig etwas Wasser zufügen, damit die Flüssigkeit bis ungefähr 3/4 der Höhe der Keramikform reicht. Zudecken. Um die Form hermetisch zu verschliessen, kann der Deckel mit einem Teigstreifen (aus 200 g Mehl und etwas Wasser) verklebt werden. Dieser Kniff ist nicht unbedingt notwendig, doch er sorgt im allgemeinen bei den Gästen für einen grossen Überraschungseffekt. Das Ganze im heissen Backofen (180 Grad/ Stufe 6-7) 2 1/2 bis 3 Stunden garen.
La Petit France
Favorite thing: Strasbourg is a city where many of the medieval streets have been painstakingly restored. One of the most interesting neighborhoods is Petit France, at the southern tip of the island on which most of Strasbourg is located. The half-timbered buildings give the city a decidely Germanic feeling.
Favorite thing: Tourism Office
17, place de la Cathédrale
67082 STRASBOURG Cedex
- Tel : 33 (0) 3 88 52 28 28
- Fax : 33 (0) 3 88 52 28 29
- E mail : email@example.com
See the City from a Tour Boat
Favorite thing: Tour boats depart regularly from Place du Marche aux Poissons, and take you around the rivers and canals of the city. They provide a great vantage point to see most of the cities sights, and learn a little of the history.
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When to Visit
Favorite thing: Strasbourg's low season is in August, and unlike some other parts of France the weather here can be very pleasant at that time of the year. The peak season starts in September, perhaps the city's most pleasant month, and carries on through Christmas - a really busy period when hotel prices can shoot up due to the Christmas markets.
The absolute worst time to visit is when the European Parliament is in session. This is when hotel rates go sky high. It is definitely worth looking at their plenary agenda to avoid these weeks.
VISIT COLMARColmar takes its...
Favorite thing: VISIT COLMAR
Colmar takes its name from the Colombarium tower which was located in the center of the Carolingien domain.
During the last war, Colmar was caught in a zone of German resistance creating what was to be known as the 'Pocket of Colmar' and whose extreme violence was infamous.
The village of Sigolsheim, whose name had been predestined as Blutberg or 'Hill of Blood', was taken and retaken 17 times in one month. Entire villages were destroyed such as Mittwihr and Benwihr. Colmar escaped such destruction miraclously and can today offer one of the most charming city centers of Alsace.
Microcosmically, Colmar has assembled within its boundaries a large share of Alsatian history, artistic wealth and the wine-growing industry.
The center of Colmar reveals its charm: the colors and atmosphere of streets and alley-ways have been well-preserved since the Middle Ages and their ancient houses are reflected in the water which passes through the city.
Churches, cloisters, half-timbered houses, balconies, facades with ornate wood sculptures, paintings, gables, and edifices from the Renaissance all add to this very special city center.
Take the boat tour around the...
Favorite thing: Take the boat tour around the city, viist petite France, climb to the top of the cathedral spire, absolutely enjoy the Alscae food of Choucroute...
Fondest memory: I miss the French bread and the cake with the raisins that is made from with a hole in the center...
Favorite thing: Although the pass is a 3 day pass, even daytrippers can take advantage of the savings with the Strasbourg card. We bought ours at the tourist information center for 14.90€ and used it for admission to the towers of the cathedral (5€), the daily showing of the astronomical clock (2€), the one hour 10 minute boat ride on the Ill River (9.20€) and a museum of our choice which was the decorative arts museum at Palace Rohan (5€).
You still need to get a timed ticket for the boat trip but you do not need a ticket for the clock, cathedral or museums. I didn't see the small print on the boat ticket but looking at it now it says you can't do the boat between 2 and 4pm, fortunately we got there at 1:45pm
A walk around the town .....
Fondest memory: .... is always recommendable thing to do when you have only short time. So also in Strasbourg. There are really some pretty houses in the city centre! Doesn´t it look great?
But a walk around the town is also a great thing even when you have more time. You will see a lot of interesting details, like this nice house in the picture on your left.
Just click on it to see all the interesting and wonderful details ...
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Go for a walk around town. It...
Favorite thing: Go for a walk around town. It is easily managed since the centre is on an island in the river Ill. This way you get a feeling for the wonderful mix of French and German everywhere.
Fondest memory: I love the feeling of Europe I get. The fact that the region has such a split history gives its people their very own identity and they seem to be able todeal with it, contrary to other 'split regions'.
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