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Strasbourg is well known for its Christmas market, which earned the city the title of the ‘Capital of Christmas’ – but that’s just the beginning! There are some lovely regular markets in this dynamic city of 300,000 people.
A typical French market with a wide range of vendors, taking place on Rue de Boston on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Locals flock to the stalls to get their weekly supplies, making it a great spot to people-watch and get a glimpse into every life in Strasbourg.
What else would you expect to find on the Place du Marché aux Poissons? A fish market, of course. Every Saturday morning, this pretty setting by the river is the place to go. The local produce here is fresh and inviting, including much more than just fish; with fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, charcuterie and products of the ‘mountain area’ farmers near Strasbourg.
Every Saturday morning local farmers, artisans and organic producers meet on Rue de la Douane, adjacent to Old Customs House; offering fresh produce, cheese, honey, choucroute, homemade jams and other superb quality farm-to-table items without exorbitant price tags. There’s a reason why locals in surrounding towns drive into Strasbourg to shop at this market.
The Neudorf market on Tuesday and Saturday mornings is one of the main markets in Strasbourg. It is part open-air and part covered, with artisan crafts, baked goods, fishmongers, charcuterie, cheesemongers and several fresh produce stalls. You’ll also find Italian and Asian specialities.