The Place de la République

  • The Place de la République

    This huge park-like square is located in the very heart of the "German quarter".

    Following the French defeat in 1870, Germany planned to make Strasbourg the capital of the Reichsland of Alsace-Lorraine. This district, referred to as the "new town", represented a new form of urban planning, featuring wide roads, monumental administrative and cultural buildings, and luxurious private homes. Landscaping also played a key role in this impressive urban planning scheme.

    Nearby: the Rhine Palace, the University Library and the National Theatre are superb examples of this imperial, grandiose but warm and welcoming architectural style.

    In the centre, we find a war memorial by the sculptor Drivier, dating from 1936. It features a woman with her two sons, one who has died for France and the other for Germany, a dramatic situation which was unfortunately all too real for the people of Alsace during the two world wars.

      Type of place
      • Monument, remarkable house

      To be found in the gallery

    • Location

    • Picture gallery

    • Schedule

      • DaySchedule
        Monday From 08:00 am to 10:00 pm
        Tuesday From 08:00 am to 10:00 pm
        Wednesday From 08:00 am to 10:00 pm
        Thursday From 08:00 am to 10:00 pm
        Friday From 08:00 am to 10:00 pm
        Saturday From 08:00 am to 10:00 pm
        Sunday From 08:00 am to 10:00 pm
    The Place de la République
    place de la République
    67000 Strasbourg

    Contact