Voted among the top ten most romantic cities in the world, the irresistible fairy tale atmosphere of Strasbourg is just the recipe to lift a special moment up to the next level. For a proposal, honeymoon or that special celebration with your loved one, head to these picture-perfect romantic spots in Strasbourg.
The covered bridges
This is a beautiful area of Strasbourg at any time of day and in any season, but it particularly comes into its own at dusk, when the illuminations are reflected on the water and the sky is still glowing in the twilight. These bridges, joining the remaining towers of the old city’s fortification, are no longer covered but retain the name from the original structure. One of the best view of the covered bridges is from the terrace of the Barrage Vauban, which is, ironically, covered.
A heavenly view
Climbing the 332 steps up the north tower of Strasbourg Cathedral is a bit strenuous but you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking panorama. The steps spiral up a snug space, where you can make frequent stops to admire the architectural details up close. At the top, the stairs open up to a magnificent viewing platform with 360 degree vistas of the beautiful city. On a clear day you can see as far as the Black Forest in Germany. If you happen to catch the sunset, well then that’s the cerise sur le gâteau.
Barefoot in the park
For lovers of green spaces and natural wonders, the huge Parc de l’Orangerie offers a placid, romance-filled opportunity to experience local life. Plus it’s a great spot to relax, go for a picnic, and do a bit of people-watching. You may even catch a glimpse of the famous storks – they are considered to bring good luck in Alsace, and are also a symbol of fertility. Just saying….
Getting lost together
With its cobblestones and half-timbered homes, Petite France is an utterly charming corner of the old city, so special that Strasbourg’s Grand Île was one of the first city centers to be protected as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. The best way to explore is just to let your feet guide you, getting lost in the warren of narrow streets, stopping for coffee or an apéritif, taking your time to savour the gentle rhythm of Old Strasbourg. There’s a guaranteed discovery at every turn.
The Christmas markets
If you are fortunate enough to visit Strasbourg in December, the city will unfold at your feet like a magic carpet of twinkly lights, enchanting market stalls and delicious foodie treats. There’s a reason why Strasbourg is known as the Capital of Christmas, with more than ten different marchés de Noël to choose from, including the main location in the Cathedral square. What could be more romantic than a stroll along these light filled streets with your special someone to enjoy the festive season together?
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