Strasbourg Photo Essay

In France, Travel by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch

This Strasbourg photo essay highlights the picturesque Alsatian French city and includes some of our favorite photos of the fabulous French city’s architecture, scenery and food.

View from Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg France

We’ve taken enough photos to fill the world many times over – 15,000 at last count.

We’ve photographed so many people, scenes and foods that, in many cases, we haven’t had the time to catch our breath, take it all in and enjoy some of the best footage that we’ve shot. Such was the case when we recently enjoyed an eleven-day stint in Strasbourg – the center of the Alsace region and one of the capitals of the European Union.

Introduction to Strasbourg

We first noticed the Alsatian city and its affiliation with some of the great pastry traditions of France while viewing the film Kings of Pastry a few years back. We then got a small taste when our Viking River Cruise stopped in Strasbourg for the day, but living like locals for eleven days gave us a real chance to explore and experience Strasbourg fully.

Alsace is located in a valley between the Vosges Mountains and the German Black Forest, combining the cultures of France and Germany in a wonderful melding of food, language and architecture.

This is the land that Americans associate with the Hansel & Gretel fairytale, surrounded by forests and filled with tudor architecture, castles and pain d’epice – a product similar to gingerbread in America.

It’s also the home of choucroute garnie, a dish where sauerkraut is served with an assortment of charcuterie and boiled potatoes. In other words, Strasbourg is a feast for all five senses, and we were lucky to have the time to gather it all in.

Strasbourg Photo Essay

While scanning through our archive with so many awesome photos, we decided to create this Strasbourg photo essay to show the beauty of one of the best cities to visit in France.

Scroll down and enjoy the lovely canals, the spectacular cathedral and the unique Franco-German culture via some of favorite Strasbourg pictures.

Canal in Strasbourg France

Cathedral Notre Dame in Strasbourg France

Chocolate Pastry in Strasbourg France

Pedestrians in Strasbourg France

Kugelhopfs in Strasbourg France

Tourists in Strasbourg France

Baguettes in Strasbourg France

Swan in Strasbourg France
Market in Strasbourg France

City Scene in Strasbourg France

Building in Strasbourg France

Pain d'epices in Strasbourg France

Door in Strasbourg France

Bridge in Strasbourg France

Notre Dame Cathedral at Night in Strasbourg France

Inside Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg France

Choucroute Garnie in Strasbourg France

Notre Dame Cathedral at Night in Strasbourg France

Strasbourg Night in Strasbourg France


Hungry for more? Check out our Strasbourg Food Guide with the best food we ate in the city.


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About the Author

Saveur Magazine's BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.

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