21 Amazing Photos of Strasbourg to Ignite Your Wanderlust

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Not only am I a professional photographer, but I’ve also been living in Strasbourg since 2019.

Every week I set aside a few hours to walk around town with my camera. I’m always looking for new ways to capture Strasbourg’s charming streets and grand architecture.

And that’s why I’ve put together a collection of the most stunning photos that will make you want to pack your bags and head straight to this beautiful city.

So, here are 21 photos that showcase the beauty of this Alsatian town.

Here are the most beautiful photos of Strasbourg. Every photo here was taken by me, Jen Ciesielski the creator of Dabbling in Jet Lag.
Beautiful Photos from Strasbourg

21 Incredible Strasbourg Photos

1. Saint Paul’s Church

This is Saint Paul's Church in Strasbourg. It's a pink-ish stone church with two spires. In front of the church there is a bridge with street lights. Then, you can see the church's reflection in the water.
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St. Paul’s Church, or Église Réformée Saint-Paul, is a Gothic Revival architecture building. It was built between 1892 and 1897 as part of Germany’s way to Germanize the city.

And, today, it’s part of the district known as Neustadt or New Town.

I love photographing this church at sunset. The orange and pink hues light up the front part of the church, making for the perfect picture.

2. Maison des Tanneurs

This is a side view of Maison des Tanneurs. It's a white half-timbered house with hanging baskets of the red flowers.
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Maison des Tanneurs, or the Tanner’s House, is my favorite half-timbered building to capture in Strasbourg. It dates to the 16th century and was once a tannery.

Today, it’s home to one of the top places to try traditional Alsatian food.

The best time to photograph this beautiful building is after sunrise when the light hits the terrace.

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3. Passerelle de l’Abreuvoir

This is the view from Passerelle de l'Abreuvoir. You can see houses that line the quay and the Strasbourg Cathedral in the distance.
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The Passerelle de l’Abreuvoir is a picturesque bridge that captures the best of Strasbourg.

From here you can see the River Ill and the Strasbourg Cathedral in the background.

I took the above photo at sunrise as the light was hitting the church’s spire.

4. Parc de l’Orangerie

This is a garden in Parc de l'Orangerie. In the back there is Pavillon Joséphine and in front there is a fountain and lush gardens with colorful flowers and green grass.
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The Parc de l’Orangerie is the largest park in Strasbourg and offers a beautiful setting for photography.

With its stunning gardens, lakes, and picturesque pavilions, it’s perfect for capturing nature.

My favorite garden is the one in front of Pavillon Joséphine. It’s where I took the photo above.

5. Quai des Pêcheurs

This is Quai des Pêcheurs at Sunset. There are colorful houses along the quay and old fisherman's boats, that are now restaurants. You can see the refection of everything in the water.
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The Quai des Pêcheurs is a must-visit for any photographer in Strasbourg. This charming street is part of the old fisherman’s wharf. It’s lined with colorful houses and fishing boats that are, now, restaurants.

I’ve spent years trying to get the best photo, and, after a lot of tries, I think I’ve finally nailed it. I took the photo above from Pont Royal at sunset.

6. Ponts Couverts

This is the view of Ponts Couverts from the Vauban Dam's terrace. You can see two towers connected by a bridge and in the distance there is the Strasbourg Cathedral.
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Ponts Couverts, or Covered Bridges, is a series of three bridges and four towers that were used to guard the entrance to Strasbourg. But they are not easy to photograph.

The best view is from the terrace of the Vauban Dam, which is where I took the photo above.

7. Place Kléber

This is the Christmas Tree in Place Kléber. It's decorated with lights and ornaments. It's at night so all the lights on the tree are on.
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Place Kléber is the main square in Strasbourg. There’s a statue of General Kléber in the center and it’s surrounded by beautiful buildings.

But the biggest draw here is the Christmas tree, which only appears during Strasbourg’s infamous Christmas market.

I took the photo you see above at night, but it’s also very beautiful during the day.

8. Patisserie Christian

This is Patisserie Christian at Christmas. There are tons of ornaments are decorations. The building is pink.
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If you have a sweet tooth, then you’ve probably already heard of this place. It’s known for its delicious cakes, ice cream, and pastries.

And, for a photographer, the outside is also a reason to stop by.

My favorite time to photograph the outside of Patisserie Christian (on Rue de l’Outre) is during Christmas. The decorations are some of the best in town.

9. Place Gutenberg

This is Place Gutenberg at Christmas. There is the statue of Gutenberg on the right and on the left a brightly lit blue tree.
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Place Gutenberg is dedicated to Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press. And he developed his prototype right here in Strasbourg.

Most of the time, it’s just a place to hang out, but at Christmas, it’s beautifully decorated.

I took the photo above at night when the infamous blue tree was lit, that’s the best time to go.

10. Lycée International des Pontonniers

This is Lycée International des Pontonniers. This is the top half of the building. It has a spire and is made of cream stone. The roof has brown panels.
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While Lycée International des Pontonniers is, now, a high school, it was once a convent, and, later used as barracks by the French military.

The architecture and details of this building look like something from a fairytale or even Harry Potter. It’s one of my favorite buildings to photograph. I love going at sunrise when the light hits the roof.

11. Quai de la Petite France

This is the view from Quai de la Petite France. There are several colorful half-timbered houses. They are red, pink, green, and cream colored. And you can see their reflection in the water.
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La Petite France is, undoubtedly, the most Instagrammable neighborhood in Strasbourg. No matter where you go, you’ll find beautiful buildings to photograph.

But my favorite spot is Quai de la Petite France.

I took the photo above from Ponts Couverts. From here I had an amazing view of the quay.

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12. Maison Pont Couverts

This is Maison Pont Couverts. It's a half-timbered house covered in purple lilacs. In the distance you can see the Strasbourg Cathedral.
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This is one of the most iconic buildings in town. It’s located on the bridge Pont Couverts, hence the name. The flowers and window shutters add a charming touch to the already beautiful building.

I took this photo in early spring when the covered walkway was filled with lilacs. In summer the lilacs transform into lush green vines.

So, no matter when you visit, you can’t go wrong with this spot.

13. Fond du Jardin

Fond du Jardin is a tearoom and this is the photo of the front. It's decorated in a summer theme and covered in lush vines and trees. The lights of the store are on and you can see a displays of the desserts they sell.
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Fond du Jardin is an elegant tearoom most known for their delicious madeleines. And, I have to say, they are the absolute best I’ve ever had.

Both the inside and outside are decorated to match the season. So, you’ll never see two identical photos of this place.

The photo I took above was from late summer before they put up their fall decorations.

If you want to dine at their tearoom, you’ll need a reservation. Otherwise, they also have a boutique.

14. The Strasbourg Cathedral

This is the front of the Strasbourg Cathedral. It's a redish stone and you can see all the details. There are statues and carvings. This is one of the most famous Strasbourg photos.
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Of course, no list of Strasbourg photos is complete without the Strasbourg Cathedral. This magnificent piece of Gothic architecture took 300 years to build. And when you see how intricate the exterior is, it’s easy to see why.

It stands at 142 meters (465 feet) so capturing the entire building in one photo is not that simple.

The photo I took above is of the front of the church. I like getting up close to show all the details.

15. Vauban Dam

This is the Vauban Dam. It's made of a pink sandstone and water passes below. On the left there are bright pink flowers in front of the dam.
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The Vauban Dam was built after Ponts Couverts and served as another defensive mechanism for the city. It’s now a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.

From its terrace, you’ll have a beautiful view over La Petite France, and you can even see the Strasbourg Cathedral. But the dam itself is also stunning.

It’s made from pink sandstone and if you’re visiting in summer the iron gates lining the canal are covered in flowers. That’s where I took the photo above.

16. Pont Saint Martin

This is the view from Pont Saint Martin. There are four half-timbered houses. The one of the left is covered in green vines and red flowers. The others are different colors of green, orange, light purple, and pale yellow.
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Pont Saint Martin is one of the most beautiful bridges in the city and a popular spot for photos.

The photo I took above was from the walkway under the bridge in summer. It’s the best place to get Au Pont Saint Martin and the three half-timbered houses next to it in one shot.

17. View from the Strasbourg Cathedral’s Platform

This is the view from the top of the Strasbourg Cathedral. You can see all the buildings below. Most have red or orange rooftops. Then in the distance there is the outline of the Vosges mountains.
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If you’re willing to climb the 330 steps to the terrace of the Strasbourg Cathedral, you’ll be rewarded with the most spectacular views of the city.

The photo I took above is one example of the panoramas from there. I went early in the morning when the sun was behind the front of the church. And the sky was clear so I could see the outline of the Vosges mountains in the distance.

18. Rue du Bain-aux-Plantes

This is Rue du Bain-aux-Plantes in Strasbourg. It's a cobble stone street lined with white half-timbered houses.
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Rue du Bain-aux-Plantes is one of the most charming streets to walk down in Strasbourg. It’s most known for its white half-timbered houses.

But, in the 13th century, it was where women would come for herbal treatments (hence the name Bain-aux-Plantes or Bath of Herbs).

It’s very busy during the day, so I recommend visiting in the morning if you want a photo without anyone in it.

19. Maison Citoyenne

This is Maison Citoyenne. It's a colorful half-timbered house. The panels are different colors. There is red, blue, white, yellow, orange, blue, and green. The timber frames are brown wood. It's one of the best Strasbourg photos.
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Maison Citoyenne is a community center with co-working spaces. It’s also the most colorful half-timbered building in Strasbourg.

Most tourists don’t head out this way, so it’s easily one of the most unique photos of Strasbourg.

20. Musée Historique de la Ville de Strasbourg

This is a photo of Musée historique de la ville de Strasbourg at sunrise. It's taken from the bridge in front so you can also see the Strasbourg Cathedral in the distance. The street lights are also on.
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Musée Historique de la Ville de Strasbourg is one of the city’s best history museums. It’s located in the former slaughterhouse, which is what makes this building so unique.

I took the photo above at sunrise while standing on Pont du Corbeau – Rawebruck. From here you’ll have the museum and the Strasbourg cathedral in one photo.

21. Passerelle des Anciennes-Glacières

This is a photo of Passerelle des Anciennes-Glacières. There are 10 colorful houses behind it and 7 of them are half-timbered. There is a red, yellow, light yellow, white, pink, dark pink, green, light cream, orange, and cream colored house.
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Passerelle des Anciennes-Glacières has a row of brightly half-timbered houses. And, while it might look like they are painted for tourists, this is how these houses have looked for centuries.

In the past, the choice of color corresponded to the profession of the homeowner. Over time the tradition faded, and now, the color is based on the owner’s personal preference.

Helpful Tip: This is a regional tradition that you’ll find in most villages.

Since Passerelle des Anciennes-Glacières runs so close to these houses it was difficult to capture everything in one frame. So, I took the photo above from Pont Saint Martin and used a zoom lens.

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Conclusion: Photos of Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg is a city with a rich history and beautiful architecture. From the Strasbourg Cathedral to La Petite France, there are endless opportunities for amazing photos.

So, pack your camera and start planning your itinerary.

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Jen Ciesielski
Jen Ciesielski

Jen Ciesielski is the creator of Dabbling in Jet Lag. She has lived abroad for over ten years, traveled to more than 50 countries, and speaks French and English fluently. Her areas of expertise include moving abroad, learning languages, and travel planning. Originally from the United States, she now lives in France, where she has been for more than six years. She has also traveled extensively around the country. She shares her experiences as an expat living in France and helps thousands of people plan their trips every month.

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