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10 idées originales pour occuper les weekends à Strasbourg

10 original ideas for a weekend away in Strasbourg

Idea 1 : Make the most of the presqu'île malraux

Presqu'île Malraux is a dynamic venue that hosts a great many events, such as the EdgeFest. Apart from the shopping center and cinema multiplex located there, the Presqu'île Malraux can offer a vast variety of free activities, including the general public season of the Strasbourg music academy at the "Cité de la Musique et de la Danse", as well as the numerous conferences, exhibitions, workshops, concerts that take place at the multimedia library "Médiathèque Malraux" and the "Shadok" - the digital factory of Strasbourg.

Idea 2 : Enjoy a maximum of concerts and shows in the strasbourg eurometropolis

La Laiterie- undoubtedly the jewel in the crown among the concert halls of Strasbourg, tempts with a top selection of varied artistic programmes throughout the year at extremely attractive rates with the subscription for students/young to ‘carte culture ' or ‘carte atout voir'. Similarly, this tariff is also valid for other concert halls of the Eurometropolis, soon available for the Espace culturel Django Reinhardt, too - a contemporary and outstanding music venue that you should definitely not miss!

Idea 3 : Get inspired with the major festivals of strasbourg

Brace yourselves, festival season is coming and Strasbourg has the ultimate tailor-made solution for all of the experience-seekers out there! The OSOSPHERE celebrates artistic creations and urban spaces re-imaging through electro music nights and outstanding free exhibitions, interactive workshops, as well as debate cafés which brings together the general public, experts and mediators. Another main festival that you might not want to miss, would be Contre-temps.

Idea 4 : Dive into the street culture & urban sports in Strasbourg

Let yourself get captivated by the frisky atmosphere of Strasbourg's biggest event on urban culture – NL Contest in May. Take this undeniable urban culture ride of competitions and demos of urban sports (parkour, roller, skate, BMX, breakdance, etc.), DJ sets, animations and plenty more. Discover this exciting international event in Strasbourg at a minimum price.

Idea 5 : Tramfest – just over the border

On the occasion of the inauguration of the tramline D extension to Kehl (Germany), the two banks of the Rhine mobilize themselves to spend two festive days – 29&30 April 2017, in order to mark this historical moment of French-German co-operation with the varied festive weekend programme of the TramFest , in the quest for discovery of the Jardin des Deux-Rives renewed quartier, the cross-border installations and the new tram stations.

Idea 6 : Here comes the spring sun – go to the parks

Venture out to the Strasbourg impeccably landscaped urban parks, the most beautiful ones among which are the serene Orangerie park for those who long for a respite by the picturesque lake; should you be up to a bike ride, though - then the Heyritz park is the perfect place. Undoubtedly, you can find the best spring picnic spot at the park of the Citadel, while the lovers of art and nature are sure to feel in their element at the park of Pourtalès!

Idea 7 : The european institutions in Strasbourg

Find out how the European institutions function – Celebrate the European Day with the European Parliament, the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe and take part in the European debate in the EP hemicycle on the occasion of the Open Day of the European institutions in May !

Idea 8 : (Re)discover the museums of the eurometropolis

Did you know that the museums of the City of Strasbourg offer FREE admission every 1st Sunday of the month (however, Carte culture holders benefit from free entry all year long)! There are also private museums to be discovered, like Le Pixel Museum, dedicated to the video game culture, which is sure to impress you with its exhibition halls, arcades and gaming areas equipped with the latest innovations. In case you are interested in getting an insight on the Château Vodou collection which hosts the largest private collection of West African Voodoo objects in the world, book a themed guided tour every 3rd Sunday of the month or sign up for the regular nighttime torchlight tours. And for all those who share the admiration of chocolate, The Secrets of Chocolate's promising gastronomic tours would definitely be an excellent pick. Jump on board with the Vaisseau Museum and take a science tour with your younger siblings! And finally, unravel the secrets of Strasbourg museums this May with the annual event European Museum Night!

Idea 9 : Take a guided tour of strasbourg emblematic buildings and exhibitions

Various organizations offer guided tours of Strasbourg, such as the Strasbourg Tourist Office (special rates apply for students). Furthermore, the Cultural Heritage Department of City of Strasbourg offers a number of free events: e.g. a unique Strasbourg 'soundscape tour', clown shows visits, and many others, as all these initiatives are carried out under the city Art and History label and as per the application of the district of Neustadt, Strasbourg for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Other picturesque must-see sites you should check off your list include the magnificent Bibliothèque nationale universitaire de Strasbourg (BNU) and the exotic Botanical Garden. In addition to that, a great chance to learn more about the history behind the emblematic Strasbourg tram is the free guided visit at the Archives of the city, next one is on 25 June at 3 pm.

Idea 10 : city gaming entertainment experience in strasbourg: treasure hunt, escape games, geocoaching

Shine bright with your investigative skills while learning about your immediate urban surroundings – this is now possible thanks to the games Qui veut pister Strasbourg or Strasbourg Insolite games.

Explore further the world of urban gaming via Geocaching and get ready for a worthwhile treasure hunt experience in Alsace!

Undoubtedly, escape games in Strasbourg guarantee a fun and exciting break from reality with their totally immersive scenarios. Grab some friends and try this out at A maze in, Dooz or The Little Red Door.

No more excuses! Make the most of these 10 ideas and unlock your city potential in ways that suitdifferent tastes and budgets! Do not hesitate to share your own suggestions with us on our Facebook page.