The 2nd World War in Strasbourg, Mysteries and Legends

Duration: 2h
Quality Verified Registered on November 11, 2019

Guide Freetour EU is a company established in Strasbourg, France that offers Free Tours in all the major cities in Europe. We work with consolidated local tourism companies with experience in the sector, to offer all world travelers in a simple, accessible and honest way, high quality guided tours in Spanish and English.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

When the Alsace sky lights up with stars, it is the perfect moment to discover the Mysteries and Legends of Strasbourg and the dark history of the Second World War.

We will begin to discover the most amazing stories by meeting at the indicated time in front of the majestic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg.

What are the main legends that revolve around its Gothic façade and its construction? We will know all the stories of demons that circulate in this construction finished in the XV century.

Continuing our way we will go to the Kléber square, where Frau Troffea will be our next protagonist. This woman, who lived in Strasbourg at the time of the Holy Roman Empire, began to dance wildly one day. Many citizens began to follow suit, but nearly 400 died of heart attacks, strokes, or simple exhaustion. It is the so-called dance fever of 1518.

What could have motivated this tragedy? After investigating its possible causes, we will continue our free night tour of Strasbourg next to the iconic Covered Bridges. There we will learn about the cruel punishments that, between the 13th and 17th centuries, were imposed on people suspected of practicing pagan activities or witchcraft.

We will continue the tour walking through the Petite France neighborhood, in whose streets we will learn disturbing stories of ghosts and murders.

Finally, after two hours of walking, we will conclude the visit in the Barrage Vauban where we will discover what were the macabre projects that Adolf Hitler 's regime devised at the Reich University during the Nazi occupation of Strasbourg.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    13-10 Pl. de la Cathédrale, 67000 Str...
    13-10 Pl. de la Cathédrale, 67000 Strasbourg, France
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    📍In front of the Notre-Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral with a RED UMBRELLA

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    Outside visit
    Catedral de Estrasburgo
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Place Broglie
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Rue des Juifs
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Place Kléber
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    Outside visit
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Dance Fever
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    Outside visit
    Place Benjamin Zix
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Petite France
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Barrage Vauban
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Ponts Couverts de Strasbourg

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Carmen 23 Sep 2023
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
El Guru fue muy profesional, a la par que divertido, lo que hacía que la visita fuera fue entretenida Lo recomiendo👍
Magdalena 21 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Me encanto
Carlos 18 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Extraordinario, sublime, magistral (no exagero). Yo que soy adicto a los Free Tours, este es el mejor por lejos que he hecho. Excelso dominio del contenido y la forma de narrar por parte de Javier, nada que criticar ni objetar.
Abel 01 Sep 2023
Nord de Palma District

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Hicimos la ruta con Javier y fue muy interesante e interactiva, se nota que le gusta su trabajo así como conoce la historia perfectamente.
Jesús 27 Aug 2023
Alcala de Henares

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Tour didáctico y divertido.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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