Not packed in a bus. Not herded with a group. Self guided walk is the SAFEST way to sightsee while observing SOCIAL DISTANCING!

Strasbourg for Kids (Self Guided), Strasbourg

Strasbourg, situated in the Alsace region of France, is a very popular tourist destination. Is famous for its great architecture. The city centre is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Also you'll find here a lot of attractions meant for children. Check out the most interesting destinations for your children in this self-guided tour of Strasbourg.
How it works: Download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Strasbourg for Kids Map

Guide Name: Strasbourg for Kids
Guide Location: France » Strasbourg (See other walking tours in Strasbourg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Author: irenebo
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Carrousel de la Place Gutenberg
  • La Cure Gourmande Alpes
  • Le Vaisseau
  • Tomi Ungerer Museum
  • Théâtre Jeune Public
  • Jardin Botanique
  • Parc de l'Orangerie
Carrousel de la Place Gutenberg

1) Carrousel de la Place Gutenberg

Carrousel de la Place Gutenberg is one of those attractions that most children would find highly amusing. They will enjoy and cherish the merry time that they spend here.
La Cure Gourmande Alpes

2) La Cure Gourmande Alpes

La Cure Gourmande Alpes is a candy shop that is designed to create an unforgettable impression on every child's mind. Here you can find all kinds of biscuits, candies and chocolates covered with sugar nuts.
Le Vaisseau

3) Le Vaisseau (must see)

If your kids are starting to get a little stir-crazy visiting official buildings and churches, treat them to a fun time out at Le Vaisseau in the Neudorf area of the city. This educational center opened its doors in 2005 and it is where each child can learn all sorts of things in interesting and amusing ways.

With over 130 interactive units, 3D films, workshops, and a large educational garden, the activity leaders take the kids on a journey to discover science, technology and the world around us – and they’ll patiently answer all the “Why” questions children ask all day long.

The permanent exhibitions consist of: I Build – where children can use their imagination to plan and build their own project; Water – understanding the physical properties of water, its social and societal stakes and the techniques created to master it; Log'hic – solving brain-teasers, enigmas and puzzles to get acquainted with mathematical notions.

The space dedicated to Animals teaches children to respect the animal world and they can climb into a kangaroo’s pouch, see an ant farm and take part in the game of naming as many animals as they can.

After animals, they can discover their own body and learn to know themselves better in Being Human. The Garden will introduce them to plant and insect life; there is a pond full of fish, frogs and tadpoles and they can visit the dwarf sheep and the resident hamster.

The center has a shop that sells educative games and souvenirs and there is a cafeteria where you can enjoy a salad or sandwiches and soft drinks. The exhibitions are in English, French, German and most of them are also in Braille.

Being quite small, the cafeteria can't serve guest's needs (mostly families) quickly and the food runs out in the afternoon, so it's worth bringing your own food for lunch (or eating before/after going) as they have an open food area.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm
Closed on Mondays, Jan 1st, May 1st, Dec 15th/25th, and the first 3 weeks of September
Sight description based on wikipedia
Tomi Ungerer Museum

4) Tomi Ungerer Museum (must see)

Opened in November 2007, this museum is dedicated to the work of Strasbourg-born artist Tomi Ungerer and displays 8,000 graphic works of all kind by Ungerer and some of his most famous colleagues (Saul Steinberg, Ronald Searle, André François...) as well as Ungerer's large collection of ancient toys and regular, special exhibitions.

The museum is located in one half of the former Villa Greiner, a spacious villa built in 1884, and spread over three floors. The ground floor is dedicated to Ungerer's work as a children's book illustrator, the first floor is dedicated to his work as a political caricaturist and satirical cartoonist. The basement—not accessible for children—is dedicated to his erotic and semi-pornographic drawings. The museum is set inside a particularly lovely garden.

Opening Hours:
Wed-Mon: 10am-6pm; closed on Tuesdays
Sight description based on wikipedia
Théâtre Jeune Public

5) Théâtre Jeune Public

Théâtre Jeune Public, since 1991 the National Dramatic Theater for Children and Youth, is the only theater in Strasbourg with plays for children and teenagers. It offers entertainment for children of 18 months onwards. The desirable age for spectators is always indicated on the playbill of the performance.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Jardin Botanique

6) Jardin Botanique (must see)

Any park in the heart of a big city is a haven and this second oldest botanical garden in France is a beautiful place to escape the hustle and bustle for a few hours.

Laid out on 3.5 hectares, the garden is managed by the University of Strasbourg. There are an arboretum and four greenhouses – the Bary Greenhouse, which was built in 1888 and is the only survivor of a hailstorm in 1958; the Cold Greenhouse, the Greenhouse of Grasses and the Tropical Greenhouse, were put up in 1967.

There are plots for ecological and useful plants, a Systematic Garden – which is used by students from the Institute of Botany to identify different plants, their intertwined relationships and their evolutionary development. There is also a large pond. The garden boasts about 15,000 specimens representing more than 6,000 species.

There are plenty of benches to sit, but they are quite a distance from the entrance to the garden.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 2-7pm (May-Aug); 2-6pm (Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct); 2-4pm (Nov-Dec 23)
Guided tours: Each first Sunday of the month at 3pm (Mar-Dec)
Free admission
Sight description based on wikipedia
Parc de l'Orangerie

7) Parc de l'Orangerie (must see)

Parc de l'Orangerie is a beautiful big park – you can definitely get lost inside. It is approximately 3 km in circumference and has a lovely little lake with rowboats, water features, as well as a free zoo, farm zoo (fees apply), and mechanical car circuit for kids. Lots of benches to sit down and relax, as well as a few ice cream/nut stands depending on the season, and a restaurant, ten-pin bowling, free exercise equipment areas, free table tennis, and lots of playgrounds. The rose gardens are beautiful and there's even a library of free reading material.

Check out the flamingos in the mini zoo – a beautiful splash of color!

Opening Hours:
24/7, free admission
Sight description based on wikipedia

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.
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 or 1.1 Miles
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: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
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: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
European Quarter Walking Tour

European Quarter Walking Tour

Strasbourg is considered to be the cradle of Europe. This city is located between France and Germany and has made room for many European institutions. Go and discover sights like the Palace of Europe, the European Parliament, the Arte Headquarters, etc. Take this walking tour to learn more about the city of Strasbourg.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Strasbourg Introduction Walk

Strasbourg Introduction Walk

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...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles
Modern Architecture Walking Tour

Modern Architecture Walking Tour

Strasbourg, the main city of the Alsace region in France, is modern and constantly developing. It is known the numerous European Institutions that it harbors and is famous all over Europe for its modern architecture. Here is a list of examples of Strasbourg's modern architecture that you should take into consideration in your walking tour.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles