Strasbourg is well known as a European capital with an outstanding architectural heritage. Its city centre is surrounded by the river Ill and has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1998. It includes among other features its remarkable Notre-Dame de Strasbourg cathedral and the picturesque “Petite France” site.
It is close to the Strasbourg city centre that the Alsatian House can be found. It is a charming former small farmhouse located in an ancient market gardening area. It tells the story of an almost 250 year old half-timbered house, close to the European institutions of Strasbourg, in the Robertsau quarter.
The Alsatian House was given a second youth thanks to a passionate of Alsatian folk art, keen to share her attachment to the regional culture with Alsatian visitors.
The Alsatian House was entirely renovated with ecologically sound and sustainable materials, while respecting traditional construction methods of half-timbered houses. It was decorated with ancient and traditional objects and furniture, which gives it a bit of a mini eco-museum character.