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🏆 The Tour N°1 of Strasbourg - The Capital of Europe
Ligto brings to the world a new way of seeing tourism and culture, because the best experiences of your life are priceless! Do you remember any unique experience or memory that you want to keep forever? This is what we are passionate about! We work with extremely talented professionals in different areas of knowledge, from musicians to architects, historians, filmmakers, actors and communicators, all with a fascination for travel and trained to take tourist experiences to another level. Our guides are selected based on their high communicative and creative performance, all have demonstrated a unique ability to connect with people, and have been trained to achieve an excellent and quality experience. Ligto is going to bring the world a new way of seeing travel, we created the 'Trip to earn' economy because we go further, as well as experiences, memories, sensations and friends... Earn surprises, discounts, souvenirs and even points 😉 We do not do tours, we make the memories that you will tell your grandchildren!
Can you imagine what Germany would look like if it had never been bombed? Did you know about Hitler's plans with Alsace during World War II ? And where did it all end? We are going to find out! We will travel back in time to this time. You cannot leave Strasbourg without knowing its fascinating history of wars, making it the protagonist of the European scene and a symbol of reconciliation.
This free tour, unique in the city, will help us to better understand the changes in power between France and Germany in the last 3 centuries. We will walk from the majestic German Imperial Quarter: Neustdat —next UNESCO historical heritage—, whose Prussian architecture remained intact, until ending with European Institutions and the beautiful Parc de l'Orangerie, with its relaxing lake and its storks!
We will meet in front of the Strasbourg Cathedral with Red Umbrella , where we will start this free tour of the capital of Alsace . Did you know that after the Second World War , the city became a symbol of Franco-German reconciliation ? We will tell you a lot of curiosities, some stronger than others.
We will start the tour walking along the Rue du Dome , one of the most important streets in Strasbourg, full of surprises. The next stop will take place in the Rue des Juifs , where we will pay attention to a plaque that remembers the presence of the Jewish community in this place throughout history.
We will pass through historical places such as Place Broglie and the town hall (Hotel de Ville) we will arrive at the German Imperial Quarter of Neustadt , which was built by the German authorities during the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine . There we will see how the architecture of the Second Reich is preserved intact in the city, the Germany that was not destroyed.
We will take the tram at Place de la République (1€80 per ticket) After visiting the Rhine Palace , the former Imperial Palace, where we will talk about the architecture of the 'Neos' and its strategic design for the city. Going through the avenue of peace, you will see the Jewish Synagogue and we will show you how it was originally before its destruction.
Later, we will arrive at the European Quarter , a symbol of peace after so many fights. There we will see the exterior of the Palace of Human Rights , which was inaugurated in 1995 and inside which houses the European Court of Human Rights .
Next we will approach the exteriors of the European Parliament , the largest transnational parliament in the world, which has been the scene of important historic votes and the Council of Europe .
After two hours visiting this part of Strasbourg, we will say goodbye in the Parc de l'Orangerie after taking an unforgettable tour.
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
In front of the Central door of the Strasbourg Cathedral with RED UMBRELLA
1Outside visitRue des Juifs
2Free admissionPlace Broglie
3Outside visitOpéra national du Rhin
4Free admissionPlace de la République
5Outside visitSynagogue de la Paix
6Outside visitParlement Européen
7Outside visitDroits de l'Homme
8Outside visitConseil de l'Europe
9Free admissionParc de l'Orangerie
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).