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Christmas Atmosphere in Strasbourg

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

Take an atypical French city with a perceivable German influence, add the magic atmosphere of the Christmas markets, mix with a glass of hot wine and a bretzel, serve with a bunch of very good friends that haven’t been reunited for a while and here’s the recipe for a great trip!

It was my first time in Strasburg and I was really curious to discover its unique architecture and most hidden spots! We decided to organise a reunion hosted by our dear Pauline.

Staying in a local house with the typical Christmas decorations and a particular style, trying the homemade spaetzle, the kougelhopf and bretzel made our staying even more special!

Strasburg has a really unique style because of the mixed French-German culture perceivable in the architecture style and gastronomy. This seems to be the perfect background for a Christmas market which takes place in the centre of the city and it’s one of the most famous in Europe!

Wood stands with artisanal decoration, pastry with Christmas shapes, the stunning coloured lights of the Carré D’or street, a spicy hot wine to warm up, the reflection of the buildings in the Rhine river, cinnamon biscuits and pain d’épices (spicy sweet bread).

Our visit started with the Orangerie Park, the European Parliament building and the particular Russian Orthodox Church. While walking through the main streets, we discovered the majestic Cathedral, the Kammerzell House built in 1427, the ancient Maison des tanneurs (tanner house), the Petite France neighbour, and the main square, Place Kleber that hosts the biggest Christmas tree.

Only local addresses suggested by our personal guides Pauline and Laura :D

After a beer at The Delirium, the Belgian chain, we tasted the local Flammenkueche, a kind of thin pizza with cream, bacon, onion, mushrooms and tasty cheese from Alsace. Au Brasseur offers a menu for groups (min. of 10) with beers and unlimited tartes flambées for 16€ each!

And the night continued at the Barberousse, a pirate-themed rhum bar that reproduced a sheep and the Barco Latino for a crazy dance!

Being reunited after living together in Canada was amazing. It makes you realise that the relationships you create abroad are deep bonds that time and distance can’t dissolve.


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