ENGLISH VERSION Take care of...
ENGLISH VERSION Take care of pickpockets and hashish dealers near the railway station (gare centrale) and also in city center (Place Kléber - Place de l'homme de fer - Place Gutemberg) and in shoping center 'Les halles'. Some of them can be violent as well... France in not a safe country anymore, unfortunately !
VERSION FRANCAISE Faites attention aux pickpockets et aux dealers de drogue dans le quartier de la gare centrale, ainsi qu'à la Place Kleber, Place de l'Homme de fer, Place Gutemberg et Place des halles (centre commercial).Certains d'entre-eux peuvent parfois se montrer violents. La France n'est malheureusement plus un pays très sûr ...
There seemed to be a fair few...
There seemed to be a fair few vagrants hitting the bottle around Strasbourg, and although in general they did not bother us too much, we were spoken to by several of them and were gesticulated at once or twice. I'd say, just take the ususal precations around such people and cross the street before you reach them, if possible.
If you're a vegetarian, be...
If you're a vegetarian, be warned there is little to cater for vegetarians in Strasbourg and Alsace as a whole. Meat dominates the menues and the only vegetarian dishes are those standards of the Italian restaurant, Pizza and Pasta with plain sauces. You could always eat cakes, of course, which abound in Strasbourg and are truly superb.
criminality is now very high...
criminality is now very high in strasbourg,as everywhere in france,it is due to the choice of the french government,to leave unpunished many crimes.A new game is born in strasbourg:to burn cars by dozens.Nobody dares to complain;better to bear a little criminality than to face a high and severe intifada
there are only 2 crimes in france which are really severely punished : to spank your daughter , and to download music on internet
It is not yet a real danger...
It is not yet a real danger but late at night on Place Kleber there are many dealers so please don't disturb them...as the French police is useless.
You are warned!
Otherwise, Strasbourg is a safe town. Except in some buses if you see juvenile deliquency waiting for a fight!
My husband and I did a day...
My husband and I did a day trip to strasbourg. We had just crossed the boarder and saw a tourist info bureau. We decided to stop and get a map. We were parked across the street for less than 5 minutes and our car was broken into and our camera stolen. The police were of little help and the whole experience was a nightmare. We could not wait to get out of France! We will never go back!!!
Hotel St. Christophe - for...
Hotel St. Christophe - for some unknown reason, our chaperones on EuroTour decided this would be a good place for a bunch of exchange students to stay. I must say, watching the prostitutes coming and going on the street below was most educational. Additionally, and I don't know if I dreamed this, I got up at midnight and went to the window and upon looking out, saw a group of people dressed in old fashioned costumes doing a bizarre dance in the square below. This remains one of the freakiest things I ever saw in my life.
I don't remember which art...
I don't remember which art gallery this was, but if you go to one with a big horse-thing out the front, beware of a particularly small member of the gallery staff. She is rather overzealous in ensuring that you do not go within 5 metres of the exhibits.
Strasbourg, France is not as safe as it may seem
I have been living in Strasbourg, France for almost a year and I have been told by many that it is a safe city. As a female I am usually very cautious when I am walking alone after dark, but unfortunately while walking alone at 6:30 to my class in the area of Observatoire a woman became verbally aggressive and pulled a knife on me. I yelled out to several people that were passing by to call police but I was ignored. It was a terrible experience especially since I did not expect it and I felt that the area was safe. I am not sure if she was trying to rob me or just take her anger out on me. My advice to anyone visiting Strasbourg or attending school here is to be careful even if people tell you it is a safe city. I have witnessed aggressive acts on the tram and in the streets among other people and I really feel that crime and violent acts are under reported here in Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg is safe but don't challenge your luck.
I lived in Strasbourg for 7 months, as a foreign student, in a student hall in Neudorf. I circulated a lot afterhours in bars, cafes and boites and never have I had a problem -and I'm a girl. Yes, in the last few months we have heard about rapings and racial crimes that seemed to be directed towards people of the jewish community -2 for instance. It is very unfortunate that a beautiful city like Strasbourg has to present such tragedies too. The advice I can offer as a foreigner in an otherwise calm city is as it follows: do not challenge your luck and don't do things you wouldn't normally do in your city as well. If you can, try to stay away from Illkirch and Bagersee at night, try to always have company on the tram, late at night or during the early morning hours and keep a hold of your stuff in night clubs. Do not tickle drunk people; Strasbourg has a thriving night life, and dealing with drunken persons is very common. Don't answer to slurs and invitations to start a fight, and even if you are a girl and the person talks to you in a complimentative way, but you can still see they're drunk, ignore them. It doesn't take more than common sense and logic to know what is best for your safety and well-being.
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Lots of pick pockets so be on...
Lots of pick pockets so be on your guard. Keep all possessions close to hand and don't leave things unattended...apart from that you should be OK.
Beware of money in cars: our...
Beware of money in cars: our travel-bus was broken up in 10 min. in front of an guarded (!) hotel!!!
Don't loose your consciousnes...
Don't loose your consciousnes looking up the beautiful houses and don't spend all of your money for souvenirs like me.
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