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“Good Spot to Center Your Visit Around”
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Private Strasbourg Walking Tour
Hermosa Beach, California
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“Good Spot to Center Your Visit Around”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Place Gutenberg is a great orientation point for visitors to Strasbourg. It is a nice, clean open square with a statue of Gutenberg, the inventor of movable print. Many hotels, shops, and restaurants radiate around and down side streets from the square. The range of shopping near the square is impressive: from high-end boutiques selling famous perfume and leather goods to quaint local shops selling steins, coo-coo clocks, and local craft. For sightseeing, in one direction from the square, the amazing Strasbourg Cathedral is no more than a five minute walk. Please visit the cathedral. It is ENORMOUS and captures the spirit of pure gothic architecture--one of the finest examples of gothic style. In the opposite direction, the charming Petite France is no more than a fifteen minute walk (in the direction of the train station). Here you will find traditional timbered buildings that line the picturesque canals of the Ill River. Sweet storybook atmosphere! So, although the actual Place Gutenberg doesn't offer much as far as parks and landmarks, it's a great central point to access the best of Strasbourg. One slight disappointment: there are no souveniers on Gutenberg--at least that I found. As a fan of literature and books, I had hoped to find something nice to commemorate my visit to the square.

Visited December 2012
2 Thank Loretta R
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Upper Caboolture, Queensland, Australia
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“Statue of Gutenberrg, man who first printed the Bible”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Christmas markets & the statue of Gutenberg made this an historic & fun place to visit for my wife and I.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Evan D
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“Summer is the time to be here”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

There is always some cultural activities in Summer. And Christmas time its filled with European christmas shops. People come from all over europe to set shops here and ofcourse around Strasbourg

Visited September 2012
Thank ajar108
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Maria Alm, Austria
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“A majestic square”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

This square is really worth visiting. More than any other part of Strasbourg except the cathedral and the Haus Kammerzell it gave me a sense of history.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank immersonntags
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Chennai, India
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“Place Gutenberg”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Nothing specific, just the statue of Gutenberg and the big wheel for the kids to play. Lots of hotels near by nothing specific to attract.

Visited May 2012
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