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Our hotel’s unsurpassed location at the foot of the Cathedral
The Hôtel Suisse boasts an ideal location in Strasbourg city centre.
Facing the Rohan Palace, which houses no fewer than three museums (archaeology, fine arts and decorative arts) this hotel of character also stands at the foot of Strasbourg’s far-famed cathedral, a magnificent piece of gothic architecture and one of the city’s unmissable tourist attractions
How to get here
Due to revovation works taking place on Quai des Bateliers we suggest you:
From motorways A 4 and A 35, take exit 4, follow Place de l'Etoile then Centre-Ville - Cathédrale, take the direction of rue de Zurich, at the end of which, at the traffic light turn left in Quai des Bateliers, then take the 1st bridge (Pont Saint Madeleine) on the right-hand side; You will find the hotel at the end of the street, next to the Château des Rohan.
Luggage drop off in front of the hotel, "Les Bateliers" car park 300 metres away €20/24 hours.
Strasbourg TGV station 800 metres away (tram A grande rue stop - the hotel is 300 metres away just behind the cathedral).
Strasbourg Entzheim Airport 15km from the city centre (shuttle train to the city centre).
Latitude : 48.5813876 / Longitude : 7.6841507
Strasbourg and its historic centre
Ideally located in Grande Ile historic heart of the Alsatian capital, the Hôtel Suisse makes a perfect departure point for discovery of the city's treasures. This medieval district, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988 provides a setting for the city’s many monuments and unmissable tourist sights, including the Petite France neighbourhood and its famous half-timbered houses, the Covered Bridges (classified as Historical Monuments), its many museums, and Strasbourg’s Cathedral.
A jewel of gothic architecture visible from the hotel windows, the cathedral is the city’s major attraction – rising to a height of 142 metres, it is France’s second most visited cathedral after Notre Dame in Paris. Explore Strasbourg’s historic city centre on foot, making your way through its delightful little streets lined with flower-framed half-timbered houses and visiting its museums along the way, among which the Alsatian Museum is an essential stop-off to acquaint yourself with the traditions and life of the region’s inhabitants from the 17th to the 20th century. Located on Saint-Nicolas quay, a stones’ throw from the Hôtel Suisse, it immerses visitors in Alsace’s history and culture.
Activities and tourism
The Alsatian capital has a whole range of activities awaiting your discovery. Cycling fans will have no problems acquainting themselves with the city’s charms by bike – after all, it has one of Europe’s most extensive bicycle path networks and numerous bike parking facilities.
Epicureans can take full advantage of their stay in Strasbourg, sampling the various wines that make Alsace one of France’s premium winegrowing regions. Every year, the hillsides around the city produce such famous Grands Crus as Pinot gris, Riesling and Gewurztraminer.
Alsatian cuisine is as renowned as it is delicious, providing a wealth of treats for the taste-buds! Sauerkraut, Flammekueche, Kougelhof and Baeckeoffe are just a few of the specialities awaiting your discovery. So don’t hold back –our traditional restaurants (“winstubs”) have a warm welcome in store for you.
And finally, there’s that unmissable annual rendezvous, Strasbourg’s Christmas Market – one of the biggest in Europe. Thousands of visitors flock here in December every year to wander among the hundreds of chalets set up around the city – an opportunity to discover the gastronomy and craftwork characteristic of the region and admire the splendid decorations and lights. One of the Christmas market’s hotspots is the Cathedral square, just a few minutes’ walk from the Hôtel Suisse.
Further information on: www.otstrasbourg.fr