Strasbourg is an extremely romantic city. It has everything: beautiful canals, stunning architecture, amazing food, that charming French atmosphere and breathtaking sunsets that turn the sky into all shades of pink and orange to end a perfect day on a high note.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg is one of the most stunning churches I’ve ever seen and when the sun shines on it it’s absolutely mesmerising, so if you want to see some fine architecture you’ll find plenty there. There’s music playing on the streets and the city feels so alive.
You won’t have trouble finding amazing food either: we had the most delicious pizza at a cute little place (that I wish I could remember the name of..). and there was a very popular waffle place I desperately wanted to try but after stuffing my face with pizza I had to let go of that dream. It’s also great for shopping: they have all the stores we love, but also many flea markets, where I got adorable vintage pins and found some really lovely art.
I used to proclaim Amsterdam as one of the most romantic cities in Europe – and it certainly is – but after experiencing Strasbourg, I now proclaim it a tie between the two!
And of course, like any other European City, it has a whole lot of interesting history too: Located right at the border with Germany, Strasbourg is immersed in Franco-German culture, and it’s been a cultural bridge between both countries for centuries. Its historic city center was classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, and the city is the seat of many European Institutions since 1949, including being the official seat of the European Parliament.
And if you’re not convinced yet, Strasbourg is extremely instagrammable. Here are a few pictures to inspire you: