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Musee historique de la Ville de Strasbourg

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Address: 2 rue du Vieux Marche aux Poissons, 67000, Strasbourg, France
Phone Number: +33 3 88 52 50 00
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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This is a good museum to learn about the very interesting history of Strasbourg. There are plenty of things to look at and read, and one could easily spend a couple of hours... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 31, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is a good museum to learn about the very interesting history of Strasbourg. There are plenty of things to look at and read, and one could easily spend a couple of hours there. Though I enjoyed the automatic audio guide, I was sometimes a little confused by the layout of the museum and wasn't sure which direction I should... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I have a good memory of this museum with a self-guided tour and all. Strasbourg' history is complex and this museum has a good overview.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This museum displays the history of Strasbourg in an engaging way, taking the visitor on a chronological journey. The audio guide, which is included in the admission price, contains interesting descriptions of major events coordinating with the items on display.

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Salisbury
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The city history museum itself is excellent. It has interesting, up to date exhibits and, on a day in which the city was crawling with tourists, was strangely deserted. This makes it all the more strange that one of the two ladies working the ticket desk decided to tell my children to be quiet when they were talking (not shouting)... More 

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Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This museum provides a great history of the challenges of Strasbourg's location on the German/French border.

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Strasbourg, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The trend to walk towards the right side leads tourists towards the historic center to the Cathedral. However, orienting to the left, you might have a look at the left side, you will see the great location and the architecture along the river and choose to have a drink there in order to meet friends of a long lasting history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I went to visit the museum an hour before closing and the friendly staff there recommended that I would need at least 2 hours, so instead I returned the next day. How right they were, I spent 4 hours here! The free audible guide took me through every stage of Strasbourg history with info and enacted dialogues that really brought... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Does not offer much from the outside, but be prepared,to be shocked it is truly beautiful an amazing exhibition covering Alsase history. You can spend at least a couple of hours 😄 Well worth the entrance fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

With its large number of medieval and early modern artifacts, this museum will immerse you in the past. And there are surprises! Early scientific models of plant and animal anatomy, for example. And a pipe organ that sounded its notes with flames! For me the best part was to see actual posters from the Nazi era and from the backlash... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Great to do with the audio guide, it gave a good overview of the richness of this region, and the constant change between French to German. The museum also doesn't hide the history of Strasbourg's persecution and exclusion of the Jewish people, which had been rampant since the mid 1300s. Learning more about the "free city" was interesting too. The... More 

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