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Capital of [[Alsace]], [[France]],  Strasbourg is mostly known for hosting european institutions. However, it is also a very nice place to visit, especially for its old town. The city itself is one of the 9 biggest cities in France, gathering about 450,000 people, counting the surroundings. Part of the connurbation is located on the eastern bank of the Rhine, in [[Germany]].
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Capital of [[Alsace]], [[France]],  Strasbourg is mostly known for hosting european institutions. However, it is also a very nice place to visit, especially for its old town. The city itself is one of the 9 biggest cities in France, gathering about 450,000 people, counting the surroundings. Part of the connurbation is located on the eastern bank of the Rhine, in [[Kehl]], [[Germany]].
  
 
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You can reach Strasbourg by many highways :
 
You can reach Strasbourg by many highways :
  
*from north and west ([[Paris]], [[Benelux]]) taking A4 highway (E25)
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*from west ([[Paris]], [[Benelux]]) taking A4 highway (E25). About 4 hours from Paris
*from south ([[Switzerland]], [[Lyon]]), taking A35 highway (E25)
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*from south ([[Switzerland]], [[Lyon]]), taking A35 highway (E25). About 5 hours from Lyon
*from east (Germany), taking A5 highway (E35)
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*from north and east (Germany), taking A5 highway (E35)
  
 
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==Sleep==
 
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There are many hotels around the station, especially at the ''place de la Gare'' and in the ''rue du Maire Kuss''. Most of Strasbourg hotels are fully booked during the Christmas Market period (december) and the EU parliament sessions.
  
 
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*[[Haut-Koenigsbourg]] castel
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*Alsacian wine road
  
 
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Revision as of 12:06, 24 January 2004

Capital of Alsace, France, Strasbourg is mostly known for hosting european institutions. However, it is also a very nice place to visit, especially for its old town. The city itself is one of the 9 biggest cities in France, gathering about 450,000 people, counting the surroundings. Part of the connurbation is located on the eastern bank of the Rhine, in Kehl, Germany.

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Get in

By plane

Entzheim's airport is located south-west of the city, with domestic as well as international flights (but not so much as a real european capital should have...). There are several flights a day to and from Paris.

Buses takes travellers to the southern central point of the urban transports of the city, which is connected to the tramway (direct line to the town center). A " tram-train " line is planned to open in 2008 running directly from the airport to the town center.

By train

The train station is located in the western town center, connected with the tramway, with buses and many taxis waiting outside (to the left of the front of the station).

By car

You can reach Strasbourg by many highways :

  • from west (Paris, Benelux) taking A4 highway (E25). About 4 hours from Paris
  • from south (Switzerland, Lyon), taking A35 highway (E25). About 5 hours from Lyon
  • from north and east (Germany), taking A5 highway (E35)

By bus

Eurolines provide bus service to the city.

Get around

Bike rental

It is possible to rent bikes :

  • Rue du Maire Kuss, in front of the train station
  • Rue des Bouchers, on the south bank of the Ill river, near the Rue d'Austerlitz and the Porte de l'Hôpital tramway station

Buses

Tramway

40 kilometers of tramway lines run through the city.

See

Do

Learn

Work

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

There are many hotels around the station, especially at the place de la Gare and in the rue du Maire Kuss. Most of Strasbourg hotels are fully booked during the Christmas Market period (december) and the EU parliament sessions.

Contact

Stay safe

Get out

External links

  • SNCF (French railway company)

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