Make a holiday apartment in Strasbourg your home away from home
Strasbourg lies in the heart of the Alsace region in France, on the country’s border with Germany. Because of its location, the city reflects a strong German influence. The region is well known for its picturesque half-timbered homes, and stunning countryside. HomeAway has a large selection of holiday apartments in Strasbourg to choose from. Many are conveniently located in the centre of the city, though there are also numerous holiday homes available in more serene areas on the outskirts of the city. Holiday apartments in Strasbourg are the perfect choice for discovering this unique area of France and all accommodations are well furnished for a comfortable stay.
Things to do in Strasbourg
Known as the capital of Europe, Strasbourg enjoys a rich cultural heritage and a unique aesthetic stemming from its location on the border between France and Germany. There are numerous historic attractions in the city’s centre to visit, and endless pathways snaking through charming vineyards and villages to explore in the surrounding countryside if you organise a hire car for your stay in a holiday home in Strasbourg.
-Strasbourg Cathedral was built upon the ruins of an ancient Roman temple, and is the tallest surviving medieval building in all of Europe. Construction of the impressive gothic cathedral began in the 12th century, and it took around 250 years to build. Featuring intricate carvings, centuries old stained glass, and an impressive 19th-century astronomical clock, Strasbourg Cathedral is the most recognised building in the entire city.
-Take the Wine Road: Winemaking has been a tradition in the Alsace region of France for well over 1500 years. The Route du Vin (Wine Road) is a 170km road that begins just outside Strasbourg in a town called Marlenheim, and snakes through the Vosges Mountains down to a small village called Than. Numerous holiday homes are available along this route if you don’t want a holiday apartment in Strasbourg itself. The road is full of vineyards and wineries open for wine tasting and tours. Typical wine varieties that can be found along the Route du Vin include gewurztraminer, muscat Alsace, and pinot blanc.
-Petite France: is a Strasbourg neighbourhood characterised by its half-timbered buildings and scenic canals. Petite France is a popular area for Strasbourg holiday apartments, and is a very convenient place to stay in the city. It is full of excellent restaurants and plenty of shopping opportunities, making it very popular with visitors.
-The Ponts Couverts are the beautiful foot bridges that connect Petite France with the rest of the city, and are marked by three 13th-century towers. Together, the bridges and tower make up one of the most photogenic sections of all of Strasbourg.
-The Quartier Allemand is in stark contrast to the half-timbered buildings of Petite France. The German Quarter of Strasbourg comprises mainly of buildings constructed in the German neo-classical style. This neighbourhood, also called Neustadt (New City) is a reflection of how hotly contested Strasbourg once was. The city fell into the hands of the Germans in the late 19th century, and Neustadt was planned as the new German capital for the region.
The Weather in Strasbourg
Strasbourg is a fairly cloudy city that averages around 15 rainy days per month. High temperatures between April and October exceed 15°C, making this the most popular time for visitors. However, the beauty of Strasbourg can be enjoyed throughout the year. Winters are cold, but temperatures rarely ever drift far below freezing.
Getting to Strasbourg
There are several ways to get to Strasbourg, but the most popular method is by rail. The rail journey from Paris takes just under 2.5 hours. Holiday apartments in Strasbourg can be easily reached through public transport from the city’s main rail station. There are also three regional airports in the vicinity of Strasbourg, with the closest being Strasbourg International Airport. Karlsruhe-Baden Airport in Germany and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg are both about 90-minutes away from Strasbourg by car. Taxis and car hire are available from all three airports.