Discover and enjoy the beauty of Strasbourg’s Parks!
You are someone that really likes the outdoors and enjoys a nice afternoon outside, in parks? Well, here is a list of the different parks in Strasbourg that you will most likely appreciate if you live in an apartment. So, pack your sunglasses, sunscreen, and a nice book because you will surely want to go there!
The different parks in Strasbourg:
Parc de l’Orangerie
Located in the European part of the city, near the European Parliament, it is the oldest park of Strasbourg. Not only is the park big, but it also hides various places that will please all ages. Whether you are the sporty type and like to jog or a relaxed type that prefers to walk around and enjoy, this park is for you. If you have a child-spirit, the mini-zoo is a place you should enjoy. The entry is free, and you can discover the different animals such as the monkeys and their quirks but also the protected stocks. Throughout the park you will be able to find ice-cream shops and you will be able to ride small boats. A nice spot when raining is the bowling alley right on the edges of the park.
Parc de l’Orangerie
Avenue de l’Europe
The Citadelle Park
It may not be the biggest park in the city, but it has some the best architecture in the city. Indeed, this park is surrounded by fortifications designed by Vauban in 1681. This park does not have the most extraordinary view, however, to lay down and relax or jog it is nice. During the summer some activities and shows also happen in the park, so you can go and check it out often! However, this may be said for a lot of parks but this one even more: beware of the swans!
Rue de Boston
Jardin des Deux-Rives
This park is located between France and Germany, with a bridge right in the middle to be able to cross. It is a very symbolic park that represents the French-German friendship but also reflects the international aspects of the city. It is a very interesting park with a lot of spaces to discover since it is quite big. This park is also quite magical since it evolves with the different seasons, so it is a place for various animations all throughout the year. With concerts, circus performances or expositions it is a very lively place.
Jardin des Deux-Rives
3 rue des Cavaliers
Pourtalès park is one of the parks that is the most filled with character. Indeed, not only was it named after a Countess: Mélanie de Pourtalès, but it is designed in English style. It also harbors the Castle Pourtalès which now is a hotel. Throughout the park, you will also be able to discover beautiful scenery but also some surprises! These surprises are sculptures and other contemporary art that are discoverable through the park. This is more a park for people that enjoy long walks to be able to enjoy all that the park has to offer.
161 Rue Mélanie
It is one of the youngest parks in the city but surely not the smallest. With its 8.7 acres, it is one the parks that exist for the population of Strasbourg. Indeed, living in an apartment can be tough during the summer! Being a more “modern park” it is a park with lighted paths during the night, paths for bicycles but also various promenades. The main idea of the park is to preserve biodiversity while contributing to the city’s environment. The little different aspect of this park is the floating dock that allows you to walk around the park.
Chemin du Heyritz
Located near the Main Campus of the University, the Botanical Garden harbors more than 6000 different species of flora. Created in 1619, this garden is not only a place for visitors but also a place of studies and discoveries. It also shelters a botanical school so you can see a lot of student and university staff that are there for studies. That is why the garden is closed to the public during the mornings. The entrance is free, however, some activities may be subject to a fee. Also, if you are very interested in the different species, you can enjoy guided visits every first Sunday of the month at 3 pm (from March to December).
28 rue Goethe
Now you are ready to enjoy the different parks in Strasbourg and get out of your stuffy apartment in the summer! Of course, when in Strasbourg you will discover that the city is quite full of green spaces. Yes, we did only present the main parks of the city and you will, of course, be able to find smaller parks throughout the city. So, have fun exploring!