Famous Squares and Streets Walking Tour, Strasbourg

Strasbourg holds the reputation for being one of the most beautiful cities in all of France. Visitors of this city should spend some time walking through some of the famous squares in the area to appreciate all Strasbourg has to offer. Check out some of the top tourist sights in the following walking tour:
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Famous Squares and Streets Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Famous Squares and Streets Walking Tour
Guide Location: France » Strasbourg (See other walking tours in Strasbourg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Author: irenebo
Place Kléber

1) Place Kléber

It is well worth taking time to visit the Place Kleber which is the biggest square in the heart of the city’s commercial district. The square has been a central meeting place since it was laid out in the 14th century and it took its name in 1840 after the General Jean Baptiste Kleber, whose statue stands in the center of the square. The statue was erected in 1838 by Philippe Grass. The general’s remains are in a vault under the statue. The general served in Napoleon’s army during the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Rue des Grandes Arcades

2) Rue des Grandes Arcades

Rue des Grandes Arcades is the largest shopping street in Strasbourg. It is home to a great selection of stores on the both sides and is always crowded with tourists and locals looking to find a great...   view more
Place Gutenberg

3) Place Gutenberg (must see)

One destination that should be on your “must-see” list is the Place Gutenberg which lies in the center of medieval Strasbourg, not far from the Cathedral.

This large square is a favorite for locals and tourists alike as it has a lot of excellent cafes and restaurants. The Chamber of Commerce building occupies one side of the square and is easily recognizable with its Renaissance style, but with the sloping roof that is typical of Alsace, where winter snow is a way of life.

There is a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Rue Mercière

4) Rue Mercière (must see)

Rue Mercière is probably the most popular medieval street in Strasbourg. It leads you to Cathedral Square and offers a breathtaking view of the West facade of the building. After the visit of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1805, the cobbled street was expanded and many of the pre-existing homes were destroyed; however, it is still lined with many buildings constructed hundreds of years...   view more
Place de la Cathédrale

5) Place de la Cathédrale (must see)

Place de la Cathédrale in Strasbourg is surrounded by a variety of buildings of different architectural styles. This square hosts one of the Christmas markets in December and some beautiful light illuminations in summer. Warning! It is also the meeting place of all the winds of Strasbourg – and if that's rather nice in the warm season, you might get a taste of Siberia during...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Rue du Maroquin

6) Rue du Maroquin

Rue du Maroquin is the street the Imperial Processions once used to get to the Cathedral. Presently, the street is filled with many work-shops that specialize in the processing and sale of leather and leather...   view more
Place Saint Etienne

7) Place Saint Etienne

Place Saint Etienne is a notable medieval square. This quiet area of old Strasbourg was founded in the 13th century. Once used as the place where sessions of the Assembly of Nobles were held, it is now the popular meeting-place of Catholic...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Place de la République

8) Place de la République (must see)

Place de la République is located in is located in the very heart of Strasbourg's "German quarter". The square is on the border between the historic city and the new one. It is surrounded on three sides by five buildings only, of which none is residential: the Parliament of Alsace-Lorraine (now the National Theater of Strasbourg), the Palace of the Emperor (now the Palais du Rhin) mixing different architectural styles (Italian Renaissance, Baroque, Classical), the National and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Place de l'Universite

9) Place de l'Universite

Place de l'Universite lies in front of Strasbourg University, the largest University in France, with more than 43,000 students. Goethe's Monument, which stands in this square, was constructed in memory of the years that Germany's "greatest man of letters" spent in...   view more

Walking Tours in Strasbourg, France

Create Your Own Walk in Strasbourg

Create Your Own Walk in Strasbourg

Creating your own self-guided walk in Strasbourg is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums Walking Tour in Strasbourg

Museums Walking Tour in Strasbourg

Art has an important role to play in Strasbourg's culture. There are various museums, divided according to area, type and period, which represent European art through the ages. Don't miss the chance to visit some of Strasbourg's most popular art museums listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Strasbourg Downtown Walking Tour

Strasbourg Downtown Walking Tour

Strasbourg is considered the daughter of the Rhine River. It is famous for its history, cathedrals, architecture and gastronomy. In this walking tour you will discover interesting historical sights. All attractions are located in the heart of Strasbourg and are easy to find.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Churches Walking Tour

Churches Walking Tour

Strasbourg is a city with a very rich history - the first signs of human settlement in the vicinity of Strasbourg dates back to 600,000 BC. Here you can find a broad range of historical churches and cathedrals, from ancient to modern, which cover a wide variety of architectural styles. Visiting Strasbourg by foot, be sure to visit some of its best known places of worship listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Nightlife Walk

Nightlife Walk

Strasbourg's nightlife is very vibrant due to the city's student population. Usually hangout time starts at 11 p.m. and ends at 6 a.m. Many of the hotspots are clustered around the cathedral and along rue des Juifs. Be sure to visit the hottest venues listed below.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
City Orientation Walking Tour

City Orientation Walking Tour

Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace Region in France and is referred to as the "crossroads of Europe". The Grande Ile, the city's historic center, was named "the World's Heritage" by UNESCO. You will find culturally historical treasures mixed with modern attractions scattered all around the city. This tour will take you to some of the most significant sites in Strasbourg.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Landmarks Walking Tour

Landmarks Walking Tour

Strasbourg is a very popular tourist destination because it offers you many wonderful sights. The city has the reputation of being one of the most beautiful cities of France, so during your walking tour here don't miss out on the chance to see some of the most famous landmarks of Strasbourg, listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km