The Best Places to Buy Souvenirs in Strasbourg

| © Sylvia Edwards Davis

Strasbourg is a popular tourist destination where you can’t walk far without hitting a souvenir shop. With everything from the kitsch to the sublime, these fascinating spots feature the ubiquitous mugs and t-shirts, of course, and if you look a bit further you’ll find beautiful examples of the local crafts of Alsace.

1. Traditional Lore at Arts D'Alsace

Cathedral

Directly across from the cathedral, you’ll find a wide selection of collectibles, stuffed storks, the emblem of Alsace, miniature versions of the cathedral and other buildings, decorative plates and bowls hand painted in Alsace patterns, postcards, and mugs. If you rummage past the obvious you may find some beautiful and unique (and humorous) gifts to take home to your loved ones.

Location and Phone Number:

Art d’Alsace, 13 Place de la Cathédrale, Strasbourg, +03 88 32 26 80

Souvenir hunting in Strasbourg |© Sylvia Edwards Davis

2. Spiritual Memories From La Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Strasbourg

Building, Cathedral, Shop

A visit to the cathedral is a must on your first trip to Strasbourg. Deep in the building itself, next to the famed astronomical clock, is the volunteer’s gift shop, selling a variety of souvenirs themed around the history of the cathedral.

Location and Phone Number:

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, Place de la Cathédrale, Strasbourg, +03 88 21 43 34

3. All Aboard on the Batorama Gift Shop

Cathedral, Shop

Among the eclectic selection of fun souvenirs you’ll also find local crafts, like artisanal scented soaps and liqueurs in the Batorama office around the side of the Cathedral, where you purchase your tickets for the scenic—and informational—ride in the tour boat along the Strasbourg canals.

Location and Phone Number:

Batorama, 18 Place de la Cathédrale, Strasbourg, France, +33 3 88 84 13 13

4. Wish You Were Here at the Tourism Office

If you are shopping for souvenirs, you can’t go wrong heading to the streets surrounding the cathedral. Right next to the stunning gothic building, the tourism office has a shop offering a wide range of books, souvenirs, T-shirts, postcards, pens, linens, plus a staff of trained travel consultants that will be delighted to give you tips and advice on museums, restaurants, and attractions to make the best of your visit.

Location and Phone Number:

Office de Tourisme Strasbourg, 17 Place de la Cathédrale, Strasbourg, +03 88 52 28 28

Strasbourg Tourism Office |© OT Strasbourg

5. Twisted Fun: Bretzel Airlines

So much fun! Bretzel Airlines, not an airport in sight, sells a creative and imaginative selection of gifts, Christmas decorations, kitchen paraphernalia, t-shirts, aprons, and anything you can imagine that is playfully themed around the iconic pretzel.

Location and Phone Number:

Bretzel Airlines Boutique, 2 Rue du Parchemin, Strasbourg, +03 88 36 57 68

6. Joyful Shopping: Un Noël en Alsace

Shop

It’s Christmas all year long. Strasbourg in December is something to behold, with the Christmas markets and streets emblazoned with festive decorations, illumnations, and delicious treats. Un Noël en Alsace decided it should be Christmas every day! In this charming shop in Petite France, everyone from tourists to holiday lovers fall under the spell of an Alsatian Christmas: lace decorations for the tree, small wooden painted figures, and delicate mobiles that turn under the heat of candles, santons, globes, and a host of delightful gifts.
Location and Phone Number:

Un Noël en Alsace, 10 Rue des Dentelles, Strasbourg, +03 88 32 32 32

7. Timeless Travel With Artal Souvenirs

Building

Along the canal in a traditional Alsace style building, expand your souvenir hunting to include a minature Alsace house or a Cuckoo clock, plates and pot holders, earthenware pots to bake the local dish, baeckeoffe, recipe books, embroidery, and even the heritage wooden press-on molds to “print” springerle biscuits.

Location and Phone Number:

Artal Souvenirs, 31 Rue du Bain-aux-Plantes, Strasbourg, France, +33 3 88 32 87 54

The medieval houses of Strasbourg |© Michal Osmenda / Wikicommons

8. The Art of Giving in the MACMS

Bookstore, Museum

For something arty and unique, why not take home something that made an impression on you? The Kléber Bookstore at the entrance of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art offers a large selection of high-quality art books and prints, plus children’s books, toys, mobiles and creative jewelry.

Location and Phone Number:

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, 1 place Hans Jean Arp, Strasbourg, France, +33 3 88 32 97 57

9. Sweet Moment at La Cure Gourmand

Who says souvenirs have to last? A foodie gift never goes out of style. There are so many delightful chocolate shops, bakeries, and patisseries in Strasbourg that sell beautifully packaged treats—such as the traditional bredeles cookies—so it’s hard to choose just one. You can’t go wrong with La Cure Gourmande, right next to the Cathedral. This storybook confisserie originally from the South of France is now in several locations in the country and they tailor their collection to each region. Here you’ll find biscuits, caramels, and nougats, presented in vintage decorative tins—a perfect gift to take back to your friends or to share when you get back to the office.

Location and Phone Number:

La Cure Gourmande, 5 Rue Mercière, Strasbourg, +03 88 32 97 49

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