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Strasbourg Weather And Best Time To Visit Strasbourg
Strasbourg is a French city that also shares its borders with Germany. It is located in the Alsace region of north-eastern France and is crossed by the River Íle in the centre and River Rhine along its eastern border. The city’s idiosyncrasies range from the historical significance that puts it on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, all the way to its international importance that makes it the European Union capital as well. While the sceneries in Strasbourg are as striking as one could imagine, its cross-cultural heritage packs a promising punch that sets it apart from other run-of-the-mill French destinations.
To top it all off, Strasbourg also enjoys interesting events and local attractions all through the year that will make travelling to this Alsatian city at any time of the year immensely worth it. Here is our list of some of the best times to visit Strasbourg, and its weather changes over the year.
Summer (June – August)
Summers are usually one of the best times to visit Strasbourg. With temperatures in the range of 14⁰C-30⁰C, the days are warm and sunny that create perfect opportunities for sightseeing around the city and explore exciting outdoor activities. Boating tours are best enjoyed during this season as well and even a simple stroll through the squares of Strasbourg will prove to be a relaxing experience in summers. The famous Light Show of Strasbourg also occurs during July and August, along with the Film and Music Festival that are some of the most exciting events in the city.
Autumn (September – November)
Autumn in Strasbourg usually means mild and moderate weather that is pleasant enough in the early months to plan a short trip. Strasbourg looks enticingly beautiful in the fall colours and the entire city takes on an inviting charm. The temperatures hover between 20⁰C in September to 7⁰C in November; this is also the time when the winter cold begins to set in and frost begins to appear.
Winter (December – February)
The winters in Strasbourg are chillingly cold and grey with temperatures that can dip to freezing levels. Occasionally, the mercury will rise to around 10⁰C and the weather will get mild enough to move out of the comfort and warmth of your abode. In spite of this though, winters are still one of the busiest seasons in Strasbourg and a magical time to be in the city. The Christmas markets of Strasbourg are famous among tourists and locals alike and the streets all over town come alive with celebrations and fairy lights. Keep in mind that commercial rates during this season are usually at their peak as well.
Spring (March – May)
Spring season in Strasbourg is associated with a cool climate and moderate chances of rain. The weather experiences remnants of the chilly climate from winters in the early months of spring, with the possibility of snow lasting till the end of March. Temperatures initially range around 2⁰C and gradually warm up to around 19⁰C towards the latter half of the season; if you are planning a trip during spring, this is the time to do so. Flowers in bloom can be seen all over the city, which creates a wonderful spectacle.