How to spend 48 hours in Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg is a French city located on the German border. It's the capital of the Grand Est region formerly known as the Alsace Region.

Strasbourg has been a part of Germany from time to time that why you can find famous German wooden frame architecture. It has been also a subject of a long tug of war between France and Germany.


The city has the biggest preserved medieval old town which presents its long historical importance. The city is also popular for the presence of the European Parliament house.

We have spent two days in the city and were totally mesmerized by the beauty. In this blog, we will be sharing our experience of how you can spend 2-days in Strasbourg.


When you are in France, it’s a sin to miss the World famous French Breakfast. We had started our first day with breakfast.

Breakfast at L’atelier 116:

France is famous for its exotic bread and pastries. We found a small but cosy Cafe L’atelier 116 in the old town. It’s a perfect place for breakfast as it has a different variety of sandwiches, breakfast, pain au chocolat, patisseries, French Breakfast Puffs, Croissant and filter coffee.

L’atelier 116, Strasbourg

Strasbourg Cathedral:

After breakfast, we have started our old tour exploration from Strasbourg's famous Cathedral. The Strasbourg Cathedral is truly a masterpiece of Medieval times. It’s Catholic Church and used to be the World’s tallest building from 1647 to 1874. Even now, it’s the 6th tallest church in the world.

Strasbourg Cathedral

The cathedral is located in the big town square and there are lots of restaurants and tourist shops are located nearby. We have been to an Ice cream parlour in front of the Catherdral and enjoyed the Gelato with a perfect view.

Strasbourg Cathedral

Cruising in the River Ill:

The weather was sunny and perfect for the day cruise. We bought a ticket from a tourist shop near the Cathedral (Batorama Cruising company. We had chosen a long cruising with a tour of the old town and outer skirts of the city including the European Parliament.

Cruising in the River Ill

The Price of the Cruise is Euro 14.50 per person and we have enjoyed a beautiful view of Strasbourg Old Town La Petite, Barrage Vauban and Ponts Couverts and New Strasbourg.