Strasbourg
France
By Brandy Simpson

Located in the spectacular Alsace region of France, Strasbourg is a beautiful metropolitan area with a charming historic backdrop.  The second largest port on the Rhine River, Strasbourg has a rich historical heritage that dates back to the times of the Roman Empire.  As a significant port city, Strasbourg offers a great cultural mix of architecture, cuisine, and art that is incredibly unique. 

In order to reach Strasbourg, you will need to fly into the Strasbourg Airport (SXB).  Strasbourg Airport only serves European airline carriers.  Be sure to take this into consideration if you are flying in from outside of Europe.  WhatsCheaper.com can help you make your flight arrangements at the following link: (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php).

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One of the best features of Strasbourg is its magnificent array of parks.  Established in 1619 and free to visit, the Jardin Botanique de l'Université de Strasbourg is a beautiful botanical garden and arboretum that boasts being the second oldest botanical garden in all of France.  This stunning garden is home to over 15,000 specimens of close to 6,000 species of plants.  Next, visit the Parc l'Orangerie for a peaceful walk that includes highlights like a small zoo and neo-classical castle.  Finally, WhatsCheaper.com recommends visiting the Parc de Pourtalès which is home to the important Château de Pourtalès.  The Château de Pourtalès has counted significant poets, artists, philosophers, and musicians as some of its visitors.

Strasbourg is home to some of the most noteworthy museums and exhibits in the world.  All of the museums in Strasbourg are free on the first Sunday of every month.  For a peek into daily life of the people of Alsace, the Musée alsacien presents life in Alsace throughout the times.  A highlight of the neighborhood surrounding the museum is several original Renaissance timber framed houses. 

Two must-see museums for travelers with children are the Musée zoologique de la ville de Strasbourg and Le Vaisseau.  The Musée zoologique de la ville de Strasbourg is a wonderful natural history museum and features the collections of the famed French naturalist Johann Hermann.  Le Vaisseau is a museum geared towards young children and is an interactive way for them to learn science and technology.

WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends stopping by the Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire, which stands opposite of the Palais du Rhin.  The second largest library in France is the dream of every avid reader, with over three million titles comprising the museum's collection.

For travelers visiting Strasbourg in June, WhatsCheaper.com suggests catching the Strasbourg Musical Festival.  This annual two week festival has taken place for over seventy years and is a celebration of classical music.  The festival features soloists, orchestras, and many other popular classical acts.

Visitors to Strasbourg in September can enjoy the annual Spectre Film Festival.  This fun-filled festival is dedicated to the science fiction, fantasy, and horror film genres.

Beautiful parks, ancient cathedrals, and delicious food: Strasbourg has it all!  Visit WhatsCheaper.com today to book your next vacation to gorgeous Strasbourg, France.

MUST SEE IN Strasbourg LIST:

  • 1. European Union Parliament Building
  • 2. La Petite District
  • 3. Place Broglie
  • 4. History Museum
  • 5. Musee Alsacien
  • 6. Canals of Strasbourg
  • 7. Cathedrale Notre Dam de Strasbourg
  • 8. Place Gutenberg
  • 9. Palace of Europe
  • 10. Musee Wurth France Erstein

Strasbourg EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. International Puppet Festival - March
  • 2. Artefacts Music Festival - April
  • 3. Bric-A-Brac Fair - May
  • 4. Strasbulles Comic Festival - June
  • 5. International Music Festival - June
  • 6. National Day - July
  • 7. Festival of Contemporary Music - September
  • 8. Jazz d'Or Festival - November
  • 9. All Saints' Day - November
  • 10. Christmas Market - November/December

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Hilton Strasbourg Hotel
1, Avenue Herrenschmidt, Strasbourg, France
By Sarah Hay

International guests and business leaders who may be visiting the city of Strasbourg will appreciate the Hilton Strasbourg hotel’s location, in the heart of the city, near the Congress Center, European Parliament and the European Court of Human Rights. The area is perfect for exploring, as the Cathedrale de Notre-Dame and Musee Historique are nearby, and the airport is only a 15 minute drive from the hotel. Many corporate offices are in the area, including Arte, Heineken and Johnson & Johnson.

The 245 rooms and suites at the Hilton Strasbourg feature such standard amenities as a 25” televisions, work desks, mini bars, hair dryers and bathrobes. Executive rooms and suites guests also have access to the Executive Lounge, which offers free breakfast, beverages and snacks. Self- and valet parking are available at the hotel, each for a fee. Animals are also allowed, and check-in time is 2 p.m.; check out is 12 p.m.

The hotel also offers guests a tremendous selection of amenities, including everything you and your family need to relax, such as playpens, high chairs, cribs, a children’s menu and playground, as well as babysitting and child care services. There is a concierge on site, for any reservations you may need, along with a news stand, foreign currency exchange and baggage storage area. A complete fitness center and sauna are on site as well.

Business travelers can take advantage of the business center, which offers cell phone rentals, express mail service, office, paging equipment and audio/visual equipment rentals, along with printers, modems, fax, videoconferencing, Dictaphones, video messaging and secretarial services. Meeting rooms are available as well, the largest covering 5,059 square feet of meeting space. If a trip to Strasbourg is in your future, be sure to stay at the Hilton Strasbourg hotel, and turn to WhatsCheaper.com for the best rate for your stay, by following this link: (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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