Place Gutenberg Tours
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Named after one-time Strasbourg resident Johannes Gutenberg, who famously invented the movable-type printing press in 1439, Place Gutenberg remains an important commercial and navigational center of Strasbourg’s Old Town, strategically located close to the landmark Cathedral of Notre Dame. Today the square is best known as a meeting place, lined with cafes and restaurants, but a statue of the square’s namesake still takes prize place at its heart—designed by David d'Angers in 1840.
With many of its half-timbered buildings dating back to medieval times, Gutenberg Square is also celebrated for its striking architecture, most notably the Renaissance-style Chambre de Commerce (Chamber of Commerce) and the 16th-century Hotel de Commerce, from where writer Arthur Young watched the destruction of the magistrates' records during the Revolution. Place Gutenberg is also the center of many of the city’s seasonal festivities and events, hosting games and fetes during the summer months, a Christmas market and carousel over yuletide and a number of flea markets and book fairs throughout the year.
Place Gutenberg is located on Strasbourg’s Grande Ile, just west of the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Maison Kammerzell.
Address: Grande Ile, Strasbourg, France
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Place Gutenberg
This Experience is provided by a private local. Discover the most impressive buildings in Strasbourg and learn about the history behind each of these historical buildings and structures in this invigorating architectural walk. Join me on this adventure to discover the beauty and history of the city’s most significant buildings and get to know a bit more about the local culture in France from my perspective. During this walk you will become better acquainted with the local architecture, while also learning about the way in which this has changed over the years with the city becoming more modern while still keeping its unique character. Get to see the oldest medieval building in Strasbourg and discover its history!
This Experience is provided by a private local. Discover the historical side of Strasbourg with a passionate local who wants to share all the historical and fun facts about Strasbourg. Our excursion starts at the Petite France, that is the hyper center of the city. Learn about the various architectural styles from different time periods and learn everything about how the city has changed over time. From visiting the churches to discovering the history behind the "Palais Rohan" or even the interesting European Parliament, discover unique sites that your ordinary tourist tour won’t show you. We always knew travelling was the best way of learning, but having a knowledgeable Local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better! Of course, if you want to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
Enjoy the history and culture of Strasbourg with a mix of today and past. See this beautiful city from the water (boat tour included !) touching Petite France but also the European parliament. Then walk thru the old centre and see facades, churches and breath the history. Enjoy a nice lunch either inside an authentic restaurant or if the weather allows us: outside near the river. (not included) Attention minimum group size for tour is a total of 3 p.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
With 300 miles (500km) of cycle paths through the streets and along the banks of the Rhine River, Strasbourg and Kehl are great fun to explore by bike. On this tour, hop into the saddle and harness pedal-power to take in the top attractions with ease. Spin past landmarks including Gutenburg Square and Notre Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral with your guide. Explore the hidden secrets of Saint-Étienne Square, delve into the historic Old Town, and admire sweeping views along the pretty Rhine River.
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What's the best way to experience Place Gutenberg?
The best ways to experience Place Gutenberg are:
- Strasbourg Architectural Small Group Walking Guided Tour with a Local
- Historical Walk through Strasbourg with a Local
- Strasbourg in one Day from Water & Land Historical Private Guided Tour
- Strasbourg Sightseeing Kehl Bike Guided Tour
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