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Strasbourg Photo Essay

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.

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Introduction To Strasbourg

Canal in Strasbourg France

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.

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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

Cathedral Notre Dame in Strasbourg France

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.

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

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About The Authors

About The Authors

Daryl & Mindi Hirsch

Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on their website 2foodtrippers. Since launching the site in 2012, they’ve traveled to over 40 countries in their quest to bring readers a unique taste of the world.

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We self-funded our trip to Strasbourg.

Original Publication Date: June 21, 2016


Sunday 23rd of July 2017

Beautiful photos! I love all the little details like that green gate. You can certainly see the German influence in the ham and sausage platter!

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Sunday 23rd of July 2017

Thanks a bunch. Strasbourg is one of those storybook cities that's a great visual feast. We also enjoyed the merging of those French and German influences to create a cuisine that is so uniquely Alsatian. The wine is great too!


Monday 27th of June 2016

I'm going to Strasbourg in 2 weeks and the original plan was to just eat, but now I think I will add a boat tour to that - didnt know they had those!


Friday 24th of June 2016

Whahaha, those pointy baguettes! And love, love your first pic! Good job :D


Friday 24th of June 2016

LOVE your photos!! :) Makes me want to jump on a flight to Strasbourg right now.

Heather Cole

Friday 24th of June 2016

Beautiful illustration of a beautiful city! Love those loaves of bread...we didn't see those on our visit but we did climb the cathedral tower, such stunning views!