Home to the European Parliament, Strasbourg, a town of Germanic influence, is a fascinating place to discover. Bordering the German city of Kehl, Strasbourg is a charming and scenic town you could visit every time of the year. As the capital of the Alsace region, there are other beautiful towns that you can see, such as Colmar and Mulhouse. With my regular work visits to Strasbourg, I believe the Alsace region is a must-visit. You can choose to visit either during the winter to see the Christmas markets or during the spring and summer. Autumn also has its charm.

The Christmas Markets are the oldest in Europe, dating back to 1570. By the cathedral and Place Kléber, you will find small wooden huts and a Christmas tree. Navigating the city is accessible with the tram that connects all the important areas. You can reach the European Parliament from the center in 15 min. The architectural style of Strasbourg draws you in and makes you fall in love with the city. Known as Art Nouveau, this style is a decorative elegant art of different shapes and lines that originated in Brussels, Belgium.

Art Nouveau building from 1905 in Strasbourg with an Egyptian-inspired design.


WHERE TO EAT

  • Les Chefs d’Oeuvre d’Alsace has traditional local food such as tarte flambée, a thin pizza crust with cream cheese, onion, and bacon. Another dish is called Choucroute, the French word for sauerkraut, accompanied by sausage, pork ribs, ham, and potatoes. Cordon Bleu, a schnitzel of beef or pork wrapped in cheese, is also a typical dish.
  • Hey Mama has delicious lunch and breakfast options. Make sure to book a table in advance because it’s always busy.
  • Restaurant Japonais HiBiKi, located a bit outside the center of Strasbourg, in the Schiltigheim neighborhood, is hands down the best Japanese place. The menu is not very big, but everything is made fresh. You must call before to reserve a table because the place is small. I particularly loved the salmon with miso paste and the homemade black sesame ice cream. Two Japanese men run the place, which is why it is so authentic.
  • Seoul Station
  • Saveurs de Corée
  • Yami sushi
  • Tibetan Momos
  • Umaï Ramen

Lebanese Cuisine


  • Old town
Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Petite France
  • Alsatian Museum
Miniature Alsatian Traditional House
View from inside the museum
  • Ponts Couverts de Strasbourg & Barrage Vauban
Ponts Couverts de Strasbourg
  • Rhin Palace
  • Botanical Gardens of Strasbourg University
  • Orangerie Parc

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