Destination guide

Getting 2 for the price of 1 in Strasbourg

With Strasbourg, you get 2 countries for the price of 1. On the banks of the Rhine, Strasbourg's literally a stone's throw away from Germany, and there's an undeniable Franco-German feel to the city. Its Gothic-style churches and medieval streets, filled with half-timbered houses, look like they're straight out of a tale by the Brothers Grimm, and its many magnificent museums, galleries, and parks are among the best in the country. When you book a Strasbourg vacation rental, you can count on having a magical time in a truly wonderful city.

Things to do

Strasbourg—straight out of a fairy tale

If you're a fan of Cinderella, Rapunzel, or Snow White, then you've come to the right place. Much of Strasbourg city center looks like it's been ripped from the pages of a fairy tale, nowhere more so than Petite France. This historic quarter has half-timbered medieval houses and old stone fortifications overlooking the scenic river Ill. Nearby, you'll find the Gothic-style Notre Dame Cathedral, which is every bit as impressive as its namesake in Paris. In the north of the city is the splendid Parc de'l Orangerie, a flower-filled park with a boating lake and an achingly romantic waterfall.

Activities

Strasbourg's streets are picture perfect

With its picture-postcard medieval and Renaissance-era neighborhoods, you just have to explore Strasbourg. Go by foot or by bike and roam the old town's twisted alleyways, cobbled squares, and flower-lined canals. When your belly starts to rumble, grab a bite to eat in a cozy tavern by the canals in Petite France. There are also numerous parks to traipse around in—the Parc de l'Orangerie and the Citadelle Park are 2 of the city's best. And if you happen to be in Strasbourg in December, take in the city's sprawling Christmas market, the oldest in France.

Weather

T-shirts in summer, coats in spring, and everything in winter

Like much of the city, Strasbourg's climate is more German than French. Its semi-continental climate means it experiences mild winters and warm summers. T-shirts are called for in July and August, when temperatures can get above 80 degrees, while raincoats are required in May, which is the city's wettest month. In winter it gets decidedly chilly, with average temperatures in the mid-30s. There's a high demand for Strasbourg vacation rentals in the peak summer months, so if you want to experience some nice weather, while also saving a few euros, your best bet is September.

Natural features

An island unto itself on the mighty Rhine

Just 6 miles south of Strasbourg, in the middle of the mighty Rhine river, is Rohrschollen Island. Composed of more than 450 acres of lush forest, grassy meadows, and meandering streams, the island is rich in flora and fauna. Among the wildlife to be found on the island are numerous species of birds and amphibians, as well as reptiles, fish, insects, and other mammals. As a national reserve, the forest has managed to remain relatively unspoilt, and is open to the public. You can explore this little island and its remarkable ecosystem via several marked trails.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Strasbourg

Fly into Strasbourg (XER-Boulevard de Metz Bus Stop), the closest airport, located 0.6 mi (1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Strasbourg (SXB-Strasbourg Intl.), which is 6 mi (9.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Strasbourg Station. You can get around Strasbourg by catching a ride on the metro at Homme de Fer Tram Station, Langstross Grand'Rue Tram Station or Place Broglie Tram Stop.

Can I find a vacation rental around Strasbourg?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 529 vacation rentals near Strasbourg. From 372 Condos/Apartments to 68 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Strasbourg for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Strasbourg?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Strasbourg:

  • City-Centre - Petite France: 236 vacation rentals
  • Neudorf Ouest: 198 vacation rentals
  • Petite-France: 199 vacation rentals
  • Port du Rhin: 200 vacation rentals
  • Poincaré: 189 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Strasbourg?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Strasbourg. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Strasbourg Station: 716 vacation rentals
  • Strasbourg Cathedral: 690 vacation rentals
  • Parc de l'Orangerie: 668 vacation rentals
  • Robertsau Forest: 572 vacation rentals
  • Music and Dance Village: 693 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Strasbourg listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Strasbourg?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 372 Condos/Apartments in Strasbourg. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Strasbourg include:

  • Houses: 68 rentals available
  • Villas: 7 rentals available
  • Cottages: 26 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Strasbourg?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 24 vacation rentals with pool available in Strasbourg. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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