Strasbourg, the 7th largest city in France, has some little-known assets. Not only is it home to France's second largest river port, it has also been the European capital since 1949; in 1979 it became the seat of the European Parliament, a place you can visit. Its culture is marked by Germanism, and for good reason. Since 1870, Strasbourg has been part of France and Germany, subject to the fates of the wars between our two peoples.
From our hotel, you will walk through the splendours of a city that cares about its cultural and architectural heritage. Before the passage of Santa Claus or St. Nicholas, for those who celebrate this day on December 6th, the most beautiful Christmas market in the world and its 300 shops light up the city with its fairy-tale colours. A forest of 23 fir trees appears, illuminated by 600 stars... And at night, when the quarter rings, the cathedral spire glitters for the delight of children.
As we are at the foot of Notre Dame, go to the pink sandstone cathedral. This is where the most extraordinary astronomical clock is located.
There, at the hour of the Last Supper (12:30 p.m.), automatons representing the apostles parade before Jesus. Don't think of his philosophical message about the passage of time... and instead let yourself be bathed in the soft light of the beautiful stained glass windows.
Afterwards, visit the Big Island, the Rohan Palace, the Kammerzell House, and the district of Little France. Further on, to the west of the Big Island you will find the typical Kleber station district.
One of the places to discover is the Esplanade Krutenau stock exchange district in the south of the Big Island. Here you will find a mixture of streets with medieval and more modern houses (1960 for the esplanade).
Our Europe Hotel is aptly named: it is, with you, at the centre of Europe and your holiday.