A Couple's Guide to Strasbourg

Quai Charles Frey and Saint Nicolas bridge in Strasbourg, France
Quai Charles Frey and Saint Nicolas bridge in Strasbourg, France | © Nicholas Hamm / OT Strasbourg

With views straight out of a fairytale everywhere you look, its rich history and fabulous food and wine, Strasbourg is the perfect setting for a romantic pas de deux. From a twinkling wonderland in winter to bloom-filled façades in spring, each season opens up picture-perfect opportunities for couples to create cherished memories together.

A twilight flânerie

The old city is on an island formed by the river Ill opening to lovely waterside promenades. Watch the changing colors at sundown as they create a magical play of light reflecting on the water as you while away the hours aimlessly strolling along the waterside holding hands.

A walk in Strasbourg along the river Ill

Table for Two

Perch on an open terrace if the weather is warm, or snuggle in a cozy dining room in one of the many traditional restaurants in Petite France in the historical center. The cuisine of Alsace draws from German and French traditions with delicious local specialties such as a hearty baeckeoffe baked casserole, or a coq au riesling chicken braised in dry white wine.

A romantic dinner in Strasbourg

Get on your bikes

A romantic and convenient way to see the sights – and burn off some calories – is to explore the streets pedaling away at your own pace. Strasbourg is a very cycle-friendly city and you can find the Vélhop bike-sharing stations speckled all over town. Just find your nearest pick-up point, enter your code, and you’re off.

Cycling in Strasbourg, France

Picnic in the park

Half the fun of going on a picnic is picking up supplies at the fantastic specialist shops brimming with gourmet charcuterie, farmhouse cheeses, local wines, fresh bread and pastries. Head out to one of the beautiful parks in the city and enjoy the view as you feed each other from your tasty selection of treats.

Parc de l’Orangerie in autumn

Take a Class

Awaken the senses as you learn how to combine flavors and textures in a culinary workshop such as the one offered at The Hotel Suisse near the Cathedral, which hosts a school of pastry-making headed by virtuoso Chef Christophe Felder, former pastry chef at the Hôtel de Crillon, Paris. As you learn new skills (and have a good belly laugh at your inevitable mistakes) from then on every time you recreate the recipe at home it will evoke heart-warming memories of your adventure.

Honing your culinary skills

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

Culture Trip Spring Sale

Save up to $1,656 on our unique small-group trips! Limited spots.

X
close-ad
Edit article