You have planned a weekend in Strasbourg and would like to visit the city on foot in 2 days? Here are my ideas for a walking tour to discover the most beautiful places in Strasbourg! Indeed, my 2 walking routes (maps below) will allow you to discover the must-see attractions of Strasbourg in 2 days and to enjoy the atmosphere and cultural and gastronomic identity of Alsace…
Strasbourg in 2 days – Program of DAY 1
For your first day in Strasbourg, I advise you to take my small walking tour which allows you to discover the emblematic and essential sites of Strasbourg. For program details see: Strasbourg in 1 day.
Reminder of the itinerary stages of DAY 1
- Strasbourg Cathedral
- Rohan Palace
- Petite France
- Covered Bridges
- Vauban Dam
- Restaurant La Maison des Tanneurs
- Place Kleber
- Big island
- Winstub dinner Le coin des pucelles
Reminder of the map of the itinerary of DAY 1
As a reminder, here are the steps of the 1st day of the visit to Strasbourg on foot:
Strasbourg in 2 days – Program of DAY 2
Weekend in Strasbourg – Detail of the itinerary for DAY 2
- Kammerzell House (Cathedral Square)
- Church of the Temple-Neuf
- Rhine National Opera House
- The Rhine Palace
- Saint-Paul de Strasbourg Church
- European Parliament
- Palais Rohan (for visits to museums)
- Cruise with Batorama
Weekend in Strasbourg – Map of the itinerary of DAY 2
Weekend in Strasbourg – DAY 2 program
The Kammerzell House on the Cathedral Square
My tour starts at the Cathedral Square with a visit to the Kammerzell House. Mr. Kammerzell was his former and very first owner. It was Martin Braun, a cheese merchant, who became its new owner in 1571 and completely rebuilt the 3 floors of the house. The decorations on the facade are inspired by the Bible, Greco-Roman antiquity and the Middle Ages.
Church of the Temple Neuf
From the Cathedral Square, take Rue des Hallebardes and then right into Rue des Orfèvres. Turning left, you will see the Church of the Temple-Neuf.
It is a Protestant church, attached to the Union of Protestant Churches of Alsace and Lorraine, located on the Grande Île de Strasbourg.
Strasbourg Opera House
Continue to the right on Rue des Étudiants which will take you to Place Broglie where the Opera is located.
The Strasbourg Opera House (former theatre) was built between 1804 and 1821 by the architect Villot. It is built in a neo-classical style with a façade decorated with a colossal peristyle with ionic columns.
The Rhine Palace
Heading towards the Lezay-Marnesia Quay, you will take the bridge that leads to the Republic Square where the Rhine Palace is located.
Ancient German imperial palace, this palace bears witness to the political power of Alsace-Lorraine’s integration into the Second German Reich. It owes its name of “Rhine Palace” to the installation in its buildings of the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (former European body).
Saint-Paul de Strasbourg Church
To reach the Church of Saint Paul, you must take the Avenue de la Paix, then turn right onto the Avenue des Vosges and then right again on Quai Zorn. You will then turn left on General Eisenhower Square.
Located at the crossroads of the Zorn and Mullenheim quays, on the banks of the Aare and Ill rivers, this former Protestant garrison church dates from the end of the XIXᵉ century.
To get there, I advise you to take the tram. You must go to the Gallia station (Boulevard de la victoire) to take the E Robertsau L’Escale line. After 5 stops to arrive at the European Parliament.
The visit of the hemicycle is free. All you need to do is present a valid piece of identification and go through security checks similar to those at airports.
That is to say, the European Parliament is closed on Sundays, office closing days and public holidays. For the schedules: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/visiting/fr/visitor-offer/strasbourg/hemicycle-during-plenary-sessions
Rohan Palace Museums
Return by tram to Palais Rohan (line E stop République).
Palais Rohan will be the cultural stopover of the day. Indeed, if you have time, why not visit one of the three museums in this magnificent monument (Musée Archéologique, Musée des Beaux-Arts et Musée des Arts décoratifs) ?
Cruise over the Ill
Then my tour continues with a cruise at the end of the day to enjoy the golden color of the evening… Indeed, Batorama’s boats offer a 70-minute tour of the city all year round.
Discover, while sailing on the Ill, the must-see sites of the Alsatian capital and in particular the district of La Petite France, the “Neustadt” or imperial district as well as the European institutions.
The pier is located right next to the Palais Rohan.
Strasbourg in 2 days – Hotel recommended for your weekend
This is a 4-star hotel ideally located in the centre of old Strasbourg in a historic monument dating back to 1528 and an exceptional setting: Hotel Cour du Corbeau. It is surely the best choice if you want to spend a night in a magical place, out of time and only 550 meters from the Cathedral!
Why not continue now with the Alsatian wine route?
Here is my touristic tour of the wine route