Light Show at the Cathedral – Summer 2017

From 8thd July to 3rd September, at place du Château.

Light travels through time like the Cathedral through the centuries. It brightens and dims, changes and eternalises, disappears and springs up again. Timeless light is a light show with video and soundtrack that takes us along light’s journey through time, from the very beginning of existence. There’s poetry and harmony throughout the display, but also showstopping effects which will reveal the southern face of the Cathedral and the place du Château like they’ve never been seen before. An extraordinary immersive experience merging time and light within their physical and spiritual dimensions.

The show is designed by Act Lighting Design: a Belgian company
specialising in architectural and entertainment lighting design.


In July at 22.30 / 23.00 / 23.30 / 0.00

In August at 22.15 / 22.45 / 23.15 / 23.45

In September at 21.15 / 21.45 / 22.15

Duration: 15 minutes, a show every 30 minutes

Easter in Alsace

The Easter period in Alsace is considered the most important holiday of the year after Christmas.

Under the influence of Germany, Alsace has developed certain traditions that are not found anywhere else in France. It is customary, for example, for the Alsatians to decorate their houses at the approach of Easter, and that it is not the bells, but the Easter hare that brings the eggs!

From the 12th to the 17th of April 2017, Alsace celebrates the beautiful days, Easter markets, Festivals, Exhibitions, events for all tastes to be enjoyed throughout the region!

What about gastronomy?

The traditions of Easter in Alsace also have something to rejoice the gourmands. Several traditional recipes are indeed prepared during the Easter celebrations.

The Alsatian specialty for Easter is the “Lamala”. It is a cookie in the form of Paschal lamb sprinkled with icing sugar, which is shared with family or friends on Easter Sunday.

The pastrycooks cook them in molds of terracotta and often decorate them of a small standard in the colors of Alsace.

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FROM 25TH OF NOVEMBER TO 31ST OF DECEMBER 2016 : Strasbourg Capital of Christmas

It was in Strasbourg in 1570 that the very first edition of the oldest Christmas market in Europe took place, then called the “Christkindelsmärik” (market of the Infant Jesus). Since this time, Strasbourg has continued the tradition of a traditional, authentic, warm and generous Alsatian Christmas and these are all the reasons why “Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas” continues to enjoy repeated success.

About 300 stalls are spread out over 12 locations under the glow of the city’s illuminations, making Strasbourg one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe. You’ll find all kinds of things there, including craftwork, food and drink and traditional Alsatian Christmas decorations.

Strasbourg was, for the 2nd year running, voted the best Christmas market in Europein 2015, as part of the worldwide competition launched by the Brussels-based European Best Destinations organisation. Votes were cast on the basis of the quality, reputation and choice offered at the Christmas markets in the competition

Come night-time, the Capital of Christmas is lit up by dozens of kilometres of Christmas lights and decorations, while the centrepiece, the Great Christmas Tree on place Kléber, brings a magnificent sparkle to the city centre.This is an age-old Strasbourg tradition, recorded in a manuscript dated 1605, describing the fir trees and their decorations put up by the Strasbourg trade guilds during the Advent period.

Every year, Christmas is made just that little bit extra special with a special guest-country village. In 2016 Strasbourg will welcome Portugal as the guest country, whose traditions and charms can be found at the Portuguese village.

Let’s not forget the Village of Sharing, right next to the Great Christmas Tree. Run by charities and humanitarian organisations, it offers visitors the chance to show their generosity to people in need.

Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas, would not be the same without the some 500 events organised throughout the city, including live music, shows and exhibitions. There’s something to suit every taste as you walk down the narrow streets, across the squares and past the magnificent historical buildings.

Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas, will be an unforgettable way for people of all ages to experience the magic of Christmas.

But there’s also another way to enjoy Christmas – and so you can enjoy an alternative Christmas, run alongside the traditional market.

Try it, you’ll be surprised by what you find !

Halloween celebrations at Europa Park

Experience an eerily beautiful Halloween with Europa Park from 24th Sep – 6th Nov 2016!

Enjoy the perfect mix of seasonal spookiness and Halloween horror as hundreds of thousands of pumpkins, apples, corn plants, and bales of straw turn Europa-Park into an impressive Autumn landscape within which creepy creatures and ghastly ghosts await you!

Halloween Decorations

Halloween at Germany’s largest amusement park is an absolute must!
A blanket of over 180,000 pumpkins covers the park landscape, whilst 3,000 bales of straw, spider trees, and ghostly illuminations ensure an extraordinarily spooky atmosphere.
In Grimms’ Enchanted Forest hoards of pumpkin imps await you and for the fourth year running we’ll be creating the popular Autumn mural – made entirely from apples!

Halloween Shows

The most elaborate display of Halloween decorations in Germany sets the perfect scene for Europa-Park’s Autumn show highlights.
Young visitors can experience a little eeriness at the Euromaus Halloween Show and the whole family can meet monsters and chilling creatures of the night in the Halloween Parade!

Halloween Attractions

The biggest pumpkin in the world invites brave visitors to ride at breakneck speeds on the Pumpkin Coaster  – and don’t forget to get your spooky snapshot from the photo point sponsored by Kühne.
Visitors can also immerse themselves in the 4D movie ‘The Time Carousel’, featuring Euromaus and friends, at the 4D Magic Cinema.
Perhaps a ride on the misty and mysterious Griezelkopjes, the tea cups in the Dutch themed area, sounds more like your ‘cup of tea’! Or maybe experience the Feria Swing in a totally new way – namely backwards!

Horror Nights

Europa-Park’s award winning Horror Nights will celebrate its 10th anniversary from 23rd Sep – 5th November 2016.
This special evening event has been attracting thousands of visitors each year to Germany’s largest theme park. Six horror houses will scare and shock visitors with never-seen-before effects and elaborate scenery whilst zombies, killer clowns, and vampires will turn visitors into the stars of their very own horror films!
For more info and tickets visit

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Light Show at the Cathedral

As a high point of the millennial festivities, this highly original performance created specially for the occasion offers us a breathtaking journey through time. At nightfall, Notre-Dame cathedral’s lace-like stonework is brought to life. On the West façade (place du Château) a myriad of colours pay tribute to the polychrome decor of yesteryear. On the South face (place du Château), history comes alive as the cathedral becomes a living canvas, superbly transfigured by video mapping. Not to be missed!

Rates : Free access

Schedule : From 2nd July until 31st August 2016 – Show starts at 10:30pm in July and 10:15pm in August

Strasbourg Pass: your chequebook

Fantastic little chequebooks to help you visit more and spend less…


For 18,90 € per adult and only from 9,45 € to 12,45 € for juniors, the Strasbourg Pass is your key to the city for 3 consecutive days. The free services and numerous discounts let you discover all the monuments and not-to-be-missed tourist sites, at your own pace and in total freedom. Alone, on romantic holiday or as a family!
For sales and information, contact the Strasbourg Tourist Officeand at the reception of Holiday Inn Express Strasbourg Centre

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