You asked for an authentic Christmas?
On 24 November 2023, the joyful spirit of Christmas starts to spread through Strasbourg, from its charming little medieval streets to its majestic city squares. Over 300 wooden chalets come to life, attracting the curious-minded come to discover the handcrafted creations on display. The stalls are overflowing with delicate, finely worked Christmas-tree balls, Christmas-crib figures and festive crowns. The delicious scents of mulled wine and gingerbread perfume the Alsatian capital, enveloping you in a comforting, warmly welcoming atmosphere.
Admire the majestic Christmas tree twinkling with a thousand lights in the midst of Place Kléber: you can’t miss it! On Place Broglie, rummage through the good on sale in the wooden chalets of the Christkindelsmärik, one of Europe’s oldest traditional Christmas markets, which has enlivened Alsace’s festive season celebrations since…1570! Unmissable,Strasbourg’s Cathedral also has its own market, held on the city’s most famous square.
Live a real fairy tale with your nearest and dearest
If you’ve never had the opportunity to enjoy Christmas in Alsace before, get ready for a wondrous, truly intense experience! Stroll along the city’s richly decorated and illuminated little streets: rue des Orfèvres is nothing less than a masterpiece. Linger in the magical setting of the Village de l'Avent on Square Louise Weiss. At Rohan Palace, set your sights on the Alsatian Christmas Delicacies Market and sample your finds in the famous Petite France neighbourhood with its authentic half-timbered houses.
In Strasbourg, let’s reinvent the Christmas Market spirit
Give fresh meaning to festive season celebrations! On Place Grimmeissen, the highly original OFF Market seeks to be responsible, inclusive and atypical. Meet committed local actors, go bargain-hunting, exchange gift ideas, and take part in eclectic events including creative leisure activity workshops and supercharged concerts. On no account to be missed out on!
Feel like adding to the pleasures of your festive season celebrations in Alsace? Head northwards to Haguenau and its convivial, human-sized Christmas market. And to the west of Strasbourg, treat yourself to Obernai’s Christmas market, which is entirely dedicated to gastronomy and handcrafts. Yum-yum!
Strasbourg through the seasons
Capital of Alsace and Europe, Strasbourg’s heritage and unmissable addresses are more than enough to enchant its visitors. Set off on a boat ride along the Ill, marvel at the flamboyant Notre Dame Cathedral, stroll through Petite France’s little streets, take a break in Parc de l’Orangerie, explore the European neighbourhood… there are a thousand and one ways of discovering Strasbourg!
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