Place de la Gare 67000 Strasbourg France
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|Monday||06:30 - 20:45|
|Tuesday||06:30 - 20:45|
|Wednesday||06:30 - 20:45|
|Thursday||06:30 - 20:45|
|Friday||06:30 - 20:45|
|Saturday||06:30 - 20:45|
|Sunday||08:00 - 20:00|
The second-largest train station in France, Strasbourg train station is located in the administrative district of the city, around Gare-Tribunal. Classified as a historical monument, the building shows off the Wilhelminian period and is often ranked amongst the world’s most impressive railway stations. The old 19th-century facade is now encased within an ultra-modern glass shell, which contrasts beautifully to create an award-winning design. Each year, 75,000 passengers pass through the station, which is served by 279 daily connections, operating across France and offering international routes too. Paris-Strasbourg involves a short journey of 1h45mins, Nancy-Strasbourg takes 1h30mins, and Stuttgart-Strasbourg is about 1h20mins. Getting into the very centre of the city and beyond is both possible and simple, thanks to a network of trams operating from the station, including lines A, C, D, and lines 2 and 10 of the CTS network bus. The city is also served by Strasbourg-Roethig railway station, located 6 km south-west of the city.
Conveniently located in the centre of Strasbourg, the train station is within walking distance of many of the city’s top attractions. Around a 10-minute walk leads to the Grande Île — a large island sitting within the historic centre. It’s here on the west side where visitors will find the quaint ‘Petite France’, which is known for its half-timbered houses dating back to the Middle Ages. Deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it makes for the ideal place to stroll around and explore the backdrop of picturesque buildings lining the river. Walk along the canals to admire the Vauban dam, a quirky-looking, pink, 17th-century bridge.
A 10-minute stroll through the historic quarter will take visitors to the city’s cathedral, which is an ornate Gothic structure, with a 142-meter-high spire that was once the world’s tallest building, holding the title for over 200 years (1647 to 1874)! Culture vultures will delight in the choice of museums to spark a wide range of interests. There’s the Musée Historique, the Musée Alsacien (dedicated to life during the early industrial revolution and before) and the Musée des Beaux-Arts, all within a short walk.
After working up an appetite, visitors should head towards the smalls streets and alleys that surround the cathedral for a selection of restaurants and ‘Winstubs’ (wine lounges) that can be found along the river. Travellers can try local specialties like Sauerkraut or Biebeleskäs. To order like a local, tourists should try the Elsassbier, which is a typical beer brewed in the region.
20 place de la Gare, 67000 Strasbourg
|Ticket Office Hours|
Monday to Friday: 04:45am - 01:00am
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 05:00am - 01:00am