Top 10 Attractions
Discover the Top 10 attractions to Strasbourg with Irro Charter
Top 10 attractions in The Strasbourg with Irro Charter
The capital of the Alsace region has one of the largest medieval quarters in Europe. In Grand Île and Petite France, cobbled streets tie between crackling wood-framed houses that have survived for hundreds of years. Strasbourg has been the focus of a centuries-long tug of war between France and Germany, and it is even more thrilling and beautiful. We're left with a city boasting beautiful turn-of-the-century districts founded by the Germans, and high-tech 17th-century fortifications constructed by Vauban. The meaning of cross-pollination persists in food and wine, as well as in the presence of foreign organizations such as the European Parliament.
The Bus Company of Irro Bus Charter has been evolving in the charter bus sector for more than 48 years. You can benefit from our nearby bus depot location, so we can offer a bus from a variety of coach rental sizes and services. The airport shuttle buses can pick you up from Strasbourg International Airport to travel soothingly to your hotel in the city. It is possible to hire a Tour bus with driver to sightsee all landmarks here punctually. It is also possible to hire a coach with driver for several days’ journey visiting other cities, or crossing into surrounding countries by Rental Bus and chartered bus. For any program, Irro Bus Charter is the dependable way of transport when traveling around Strasbourg, and its beautiful surrounding areas. Please feel free to send us a request to Irro Bus Charter’s touring bus department by email, to find more details about our charter bus services.
Irro Bus Charter puts forward suggestions of the top 10 places for your itinerary in Strasbourg as follows:
Quaint timbered houses of Petite France in Strasbourg, France.
Strasbourg CathedralThis enchanting sandstone cathedral was the tallest building in the world for 227 years until 1874, and is still the highest remaining structure constructed entirely during the medieval era. Writers have been lyrical about it for hundreds of years, and it's hard not to be moved by the west facade or the view of the vaults that welcome you as you walk inside. Another remarkable thing about the cathedral is how much of it dates back to the 1100s, including the whole apse on the east side of the structure.
La Petite FranceThe most photogenic place in the city: the Millers, the fishermen and the tanners engaged their trade in this district of the waterways, the weirs and locks crowded with black and white half-timbered (colombage) buildings. These quaint old buildings date back to the 1500s and 1600s, and if you stand back and look up, you can see the opening in the roofs where animal hides were once spread out in the sun to dry. On some of the cobblestone streets, such as Rue du Bain aux Plantes, the houses look unwieldy, and every few paces are typical restaurants serving Alsatian specialties such as choucroute garnie.
Parc de l´OrangerieJust across the Ill from the European Parliament and the Court of Human Rights, the Parc de l'Orangerie took shape during the revolution, when 140 orange trees confiscated from the Château de Bouxwiller were turned over to the city. There are only three of these trees remaining, and you can still see them on a few days in the park's greenhouses. Of course, there's a lot more to this wonderful park than that: you have a huge boating lake, plenty of long, leafy roads, lawns, and even a mini-zoo and a children's farm. There's even a stork reintroduction center; this sort of bird has a special place in Strasbourg folklore, and it has a special place in Strasbourg folklore.
Barrage VaubanWhile being built in the 1600s, this fortified bridge on the River Ill was the cornerstone of the city's defenses as late as the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. It was built of pink sandstone from the Vosges, according to the plans of Vauban (the great French military engineer). The intention was that, in times of siege, it would lift the level of the Ill and flood the lands to the south, as well as lower the walls to discourage invaders from getting through. There is an internal corridor running through the length of the building, and you can go up to the roof to see the towers of the Ponts Couverts and the Cathedral.
Ponts CouvertsHeralding your entrance to Petite France is a group of three reinforced bridges that you will recognise for their four tall square towers. They were built in the 1300s and were part of the city 's initial line of ramparts. The name of the bridges is a bit of a misnomer these days since they are not actually covered any more: until the 1700s the crossings were protected by long roofs that would have been covered during sieges. The bridges became obsolete after the Barrage Vauban had finished up the river and the roofs had been gone for almost 300 years.
Festive Christmas illumination and decorations on streets of Strasbourg - capital of Christmas, Alsace, France.
Musée AlsacienLocated in a 17th-century house on the quayside of the River Ill, the Musée Alsacien could not have been better equipped to teach you about local customs and art in the region. The galleries include many reconstructions of historic home scenes and workshops, all featuring original ceramics, costumes, furniture, equipment, toys and everyday utensils. The most fascinating displays deal with the typical "savoir-faire" of the Alsace region, explaining how, for example, wine was pressed in the 1700s and talking to you about the Roman history of wine-growing.
European ParliamentWhen you reflect on the history of the region, it makes complete sense for Strasbourg to be home to the European Parliament, as it has always been a place where various cultures, religions and languages have been reconciled. Strasbourg is one of the three non-capital cities in the world to have a foreign institution, and the European Parliament needs to be on your itinerary. You will have to call ahead for a tour of this futuristic cylindrical building, containing the 750-seat Chamber of Debate. There are three "internal streets" inside, one of which has a winter garden with a philodendron forest.
Église Saint-ThomasAnother evidence that Strasbourg is at a cultural crossroads is the Protestant Church, which was the only Lutheran place of worship until Strasbourg became part of France in 1681. Église Saint-Thomas was built in the 1520s and is the only example of a German-style hall church in the region. This indicates that unlike most churches in France, the nave and the aisles are of the same height. They are brought under one roof and the clergy (windows to illuminate the nave) is absent. There is much to discover inside, including the great Gothic fresco of St. Michael and the beautiful Romanesque sarcophagus of Bishop Adeloch from the 1100s. Finally, turn your eyes to the gallery organ of 1741, which Mozart praised when he played it in 1778.
The City HallOne of Stockholm's buildings is the City Hall, which is unmistakable with its 106 m spiral and tower. The Gostave Vasa, made up of eight million bricks, represents the perfect expression of the Nordic national romantic style. It opened in June 1923 400 years to the day after the arrival of Gustav Vasa in the city. The space inside is spellbinding in size, particularly the Blue Hall, which hosts the Nobel Banquet every month of December. The tower and view of Stockholm are an important part of every visit.
Palais des RohanThis baroque Episcopal Palace was built in the 1720s according to the designs of Robert de Cotte, the "first architect" of Louis XV. It is a stunning building, built for Cardinal Armand-Gaston de Rohan-Soubise, Prince Bishop of Strasbourg, and loved for its high classical facade. It has been modeled on the grand mansions in Paris since that time, and the interior is as opulent as you would have imagined. There are three museums on the inside, an archeological exhibition in the basement, decorative art on the ground floor, and a display of fine art on the first floor.
We trust our points for your Strasbourg’s tour can make your itinerary in Strasbourg very exciting. Strasbourg is a brilliant location to make holiday, presenting a selection of attractions that will satisfy most tastes.
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