Strasbourg’s reputation as, “Capital of Christmas”, is well-deserved. After all, Christmas markets in Strasbourg were part of the first christmas markets in France, with a lengthy history dating back to the late 12th century.
Travelers get to enjoy a wide variety of different Christmas markets, from the traditional and historic to the quirkier and more alternative. This means you’ll have plenty of great markets to visit, and all within close walking distance of each other!
Keep in mind that when in Strasbourg, you’ll also be in close proximity to many other excellent Alsace Christmas markets such as the one found in the town of Colmar, a mere 30 minutes away.
Although the Christmas markets of Strasbourg are the main reason to visit this beautiful city during the holiday times, praise must also be awarded to the incredible festive décor seen all over the city, from teddy bear-topped facades to specialty displays at department stores.
There are plenty of great sights to enjoy in Strasbourg, from its epic cathedral (one of the most beautiful in Europe!) to its fairytale Petite France district.