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Alsace France by public transportation?

Is it possible to access Alsace well by public transit? If I come from Zurich HB, do I take the train to Strasbourg? Is a day trip enough or should I stay overnight? What was worth seeing. I would appreciate people's opinions who have been there.I was thinking of going by myself this Friday. Is there anyone that wants to join??

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Old 04.05.2011, 17:47
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Re: Alsace France by public transportation?

Plan on a night or two in Strasbourg.

We did it years ago by train (now usually car or bike), normally change trains at Basel, Strasbourg is on the main line.

If you get the fast trains, it's about 2h30

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Re: Alsace France by public transportation?

What are your reccomendations to see there? Is it easy to get around once in the city? I don't have any French skills.
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Re: Alsace France by public transportation?

Strasbourg is a very nice city to see, the old part of town is really lovely and most of it car free (the old part of town is the small 'island' between 2 rivers) . I would not miss the cathedral (made of pink stone) and what they call the 'Petite France'. They are several other churches (saint-Pierre, Saint Thomas) and museums of course. But with such a beautiful weather, I would just walk around town and enjoy the atmosphere. The public transportation are good, and you can go just about anywhere with them... The language is almost always a problem in France. But the 'new' generation speak more english (so go for the young ones ;-) ), the older ones more german or something close to it. But as Strasbourg is a very touristic city, I would not worry, there is always a good soul to help out!
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Re: Alsace France by public transportation?

Yes, the old part can be done entirely by foot, though there is public transport.

Other than the cathedral, there are lots of nice old buildings and some museums, as well as lots of good restaurants and shops.

Plenty of small hotels that aren't expensive.

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Re: Alsace France by public transportation?

I am just going to go for the day, Colmar is closer. Are there good things to see there?
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I am just going to go for the day, Colmar is closer. Are there good things to see there?
Also nice, nice architecture, but saves only 45 minutes or so on the train, I'd go to Strasbourg, take an early train there, a late one back, go again another time.

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Re: Alsace France by public transportation?

There is a lot more to see in Alsace than just Colmar or Strasbourg...
If you're interested in the wine road, you'll find a lot of options on the links below.
Of course, more is available if you have a car, but as you will see, there is alot you can do without a car too...

Have fun!

If you want to know where you can go in Alsace without a car...
Alsatian villages and towns with train stations or stops

If you just want to know what might be fun to do in Alsace...
Here is a list of every village or town in Alsace worth a stop

If you have kids or are childish...
Here are most of the fun things to do in Alsace for kids
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