Strasbourg, situated on the Rhine River’s edge, is a historical city with stunning architecture where French and German influences blend seamlessly. Positioned at the crossroads of Europe and bordering Germany, it has grown into a vital hub for cultural exchange and innovation.
The city’s historical district, Petite France, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its charming half-timbered houses and scenic canals stands as a testament to Strasbourg’s medieval past, while the Neustadt district, or "New Town," and also UNESCO listed, presents grand 19th-century architecture, and reflects the German urban planning of that era, aimed at showcasing imperial might while also incorporating elements of romanticism and classicism.
Strasbourg plays a crucial role in European governance, hosting major European institutions and championing democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. The city is home to several key European institutions, including the European Parliament, Council of Europe, European Court of Human Rights, and many more.
The city ensures easy global access and boasts the second largest tram network in France, extensive cycling routes, and a pedestrian-friendly environment. Strasbourg’s airport is conveniently close to the city center.
Strasbourg offers 10,700 hotel rooms across all categories, many near the Congress and Exhibition Centre. Two adjacent hotels include the Hilton and the AC & Residence Inn by Marriott.
Located centrally and nestled in beautiful green surroundings, the Strasbourg Congress and Exhibition Centre spans over 80,000 sqm, equipped to host diverse events.
The state-of-the-art Congress Center, expanded and renovated in 2016, features 3 auditoriums, 20 committee rooms, and catering spaces capable of accommodating up to 1,400 seated guests as well as 10,000 m² of exhibition space as well as large green outdoor spaces.
The New Exhibition Centre showcases the synergy of nature and architecture, being a harmonious extension of the Congress Center. Designed by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, this venue seamlessly integrates with its surroundings while adhering to the highest standards of ecological sustainability. With 4 modular halls, an outdoor exhibition space, and a magnificent nave boasting 17 meters of ceiling height, this venue adapts to every event format, establishing Strasbourg as a European destination of choice for business tourism.