Strasbourg, between France and Germany

Strasbourg, France

Experience hosted by Vladimir

3 hours, Hosted in English, Spanish and French
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Join me on a walking tour of Strasbourg! We’ll talk about its origins as a Roman camp, the moments of glory as a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Germanic Empire, its millenary cathedral, Strasbourg and the events of the French Revolution and how the Marseillaise was written down in this city (yeah, weird, right?) and we will visit the canals of the Petite France. But I want to offer you something else (and that no one else will), as a lover of History, I’m passionate concerning stories of WW2, so we will have a conversation regarding Strasbourg during its darker years, from its bombing in 1870 by the Prussian troops, the return into France after the First World War and the life of the town throughout the Second World War. We will talk about the Nazi occupation of Strasbourg, from the life experiences of Anne-Marie, my girlfriend's grandmother, (she is still alive and happy that I'm sharing her life with you!) and share with you some of her family photos and letters!
We will walk by places that saw their original names changed, like the old Adolf Hitler Platz, the Karl Roos Platz, we will walk outside the former Kommandantur and all that while I tell you about the American bombardments that the city suffered allowing the entrance of the allied forces.
By the way! This experience is dog friendly and feel free to ask if the time proposed for a tour doesn't fit your schedule
Join me on a walking tour of Strasbourg! We’ll talk about its origins as a Roman camp, the moments of glory as a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Germanic Empire, its millenary cathedral, Strasbourg and the events of the French Revolution and how the Marseillaise was written down in this city (yeah, weird, right?) and we will visit the canals of the Petite France. But I want to offer you something else (and that no one else will), as a lover…

What's included

  • Equipment
    While we walk, I will show you some pictures of Strasbourg during WW2! <br...

Meet your host, Vladimir

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I come from Chile, a former law student, former tourist guide in Chile and backpacker who travelled from Ecuador to the Strait of Magellan (passing multiple times through Patagonia)

In 2016 I travelled 13,000 km to improve my language skills doing a degree in Modern Languages at Université de Strasbourg. In this moment Im finishing a new degree at Université de Strasbourg to become an Official Tourist Guide in France (Guide Conférencier)

Passionate about history and World War II, I arrived to Strasbourg, falling in love with it and now hoping to share that love for Strasbourg with you.

For your safety (and mine) I already have my 2 Pfizer doses and a First Aid diploma issued by the French Civil Protection and recognised by the French Ministry of the Interior (PSC 1).
I come from Chile, a former law student, former tourist guide in Chile and backpacker who travelled from Ecuador to the Strait of Magellan (passing multiple times through Patagonia)

In 2016 I travelled 13,000 km to improve my language skills doing a degree in Modern Languages at Université de Strasbourg. In this moment Im finishing a new degree at Université de Strasbourg to become an Official Tourist Guide in France (Guide Conférencier)

Passionate about history and World…
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Where you'll be

Visit of the Old Town of Strasbourg and others like Place de la République, Place Broglie, Place Gutenberg, the Cathedral Notre Dame de Strasbourg, Place Kléber, Petite France

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 107 reviews.

Brandi
October 2021
This was an excellent detailed history tour of Strasbourg! My partner has a history degree and I know absolutely nothing about history and we both enjoyed it immensely! Do not hesitate to book this tour. Vladimir was so informative, knew so much about the city, and presented the information with such enthusiasm and passion. Be ready to hear about the complicated story of this amazing city.
Philippe
October 2021
Génial ! Vladimir nous as offert un moment extraordinaire en sa compagnie, pour nous faire vivre cette visite sur l'histoire de Strasbourg ainsi que de l'Alsace😊 ! Aimant l'histoire mais n'étant pas très instruit de ce côté là pour notre part, il a réussi à nous captiver du début à la fin, de par sa passion pour l'histoire de la région, de la ville et des guerres passées, qui ont fait de ce bel endroit, ce qu'il est aujourd'hui. Nous vous recommandons mille fois, ce super guide très sympathique, merci encore !
Annie
September 2021
Merci à Vladimir pour cette belle découverte de Strasbourg ! C'est un guide passionné et passionnant, érudit sur l'histoire de Strasbourg. Plein d'énergie il nous a fait partager sa passion de cette ville et ne compte pas le temps passé avec les touristes ! Nous avons appris beaucoup de choses.
Christy
September 2021
Yes! Absolutely book this tour! If you can, book it private (but if not, I am sure the group tour, is just as good)! Vladimir is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about sharing his knowledge. Not only at a text book fact level but also at a personal level of family stories and experiences. He does not just focus on the wars but also on the people of the area. Who they are, where they come from and how they became the people they are today. I feel so much more informed on Strasbourg, than I even could have though I would learn. If you love history and culture and most importantly learning about where you are visiting, BOOK THIS TOUR!
Cristiano
August 2021
Vladimir is really passionate about history and Alsace. Really interesting the idea of using personal data in order to better convey the experiences of a war. A really good experience for those who like history.
Valentin
August 2021
Super visite ! Notre guide est passionné par son domaine et cela se sent ! Je recommande très fortement cette visite avec lui.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 5 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Good walking shoes (with high heels you will suffer!)

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.