France : Safety by City
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Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace region of France.
It’s widely known for being the home of several important European institutions.
Strasbourg is also famous for its beautiful historical center – the Grande Île.
Strasbourg is a historical city with quite a lot of museums, one of which is the Museum of Modern Arts where you’ll find a collection of paintings from Picasso to Gustave Dore.
It is quite sunny during the summers and you can visit nearby places like Colmar, Kaysersberg, and chateaux Koenigsberg.
There are numerous parks to visit the whole year as each season brings you the pleasure of watching the authenticity of nature.
Warnings & Dangers in Strasbourg
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Generally, Strasbourg is very safe to visit. It is probably the safest city in France to travel to, but it has its dangers. Use your common sense and keep your valuables closely by your side, since the most common type of crime is petty theft.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Transportation and taxis are generally safe and reliable in Strasbourg, though many pickpockets are cramming in other forms of public transport. Taxis are usually your safest bet.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : LOW
Pickpockets aren't that common but they do operate near the Cathedral. However, following and applying basic precautions should get you out of any uncomfortable situation.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
No natural disasters are threatening the city of Strasbourg, so you can relax completely.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Strasbourg is very safe when it comes to kidnapping and mugging: they rarely occur, and even less so to tourists and foreign visitors.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Since this country has been targeted by terrorists numerous times, (as well as some countries near France, such as Denmark or Belgium) there is a reason to believe that this country can be targeted again. This is why it is important to remain aware of your surroundings at all times and report any suspicious activity.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
There are scammers in Strasbourg but are easily avoided, only if you use your common sense. Check everything twice, especially the change you get.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Strasbourg is a safe city to travel to if you are a female traveling solo. Apply all the general precaution rules such as not walking alone in poorly lit and deserted areas, not finding yourself in the strange company at night,
So... How Safe Is Strasbourg Really?
Strasbourg is one of the safest large cities in France and tourists that visit have very little to fear.
However, disregarding this, the precaution measures you will have to take are on par with those you would have to take in any other popular tourist destination – just in case.
When it comes to the good and the bad areas for living, Strasbourg is safe with some exceptions such as L’Esplanade – which is also mostly safe, but because it’s a student area with all the nightlife activity that comes all together, it may be considered unsafe by some.
However, it’s still very safe comparing to the bad neighborhoods of Paris.
Concerning life quality, Orangerie and La Robertsau are the best places to live.
These neighborhoods are closely located to the Council of Europe and extremely peaceful all the time.
Violent crime, especially against tourists or strangers is rare, but you should bear in mind that purse snatching and pickpocketing are extremely common.
Another major issue in France is the terrorist attacks that have been happening during the last couple of years.
Due to this, police and France’s military units are patrolling the important landmarks, train stations, and airports.
How Does Strasbourg Compare?
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- Visas - Most countries do not need a visa to enter France, for any stays shorter than 90 days. Any longer than that, you might need to acquire a visa. EU nationals can stay (and work) in France for as long as they like. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months past your planned date of return. If you are not sure about your visa status, contact your local French embassy.
- Currency - Euro is the official currency for Strasbourg. You can find ATMs at every airport, most train stations and on every other street corner in all towns and cities. Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the country.
- Weather - The climate in Strasbourg is mild and generally warm and temperate. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Strasbourg and the average annual temperature is 10.1 °C.
- Airports - Strasbourg Airport is a minor international airport located in Entzheim and serving the city of Strasbourg. It is located 10 km west-southwest of Strasbourg.
- Travel Insurance - Just like anywhere else, we recommend getting travel insurance when traveling to Strasbourg, since it covers not only medical problems but also theft and loss of valuables.
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3 Reviews on Strasbourg
I’ve always thought of going to Strasbourg
Considering the fact that so many important institutions are located here you can easily portray this city as a safe one, even for women traveling alone. Say no to all good deals that might appear in your way, from jewelry to discounted smartphones and you’ll be safe. A guy followed me for several minutes trying way too much to sell an ‘amazing gold necklace for just 50 euros’ but I can bet my monthly salary that was no gold necklace.
Very safe city to travel to and I spend my childhood and student life, I was never attacked, molested or annoyed by anyone for more than 25 years without any kind of attacks!