Tanners House (Maison des Tanneurs)
At the heart of Strasbourg’s La Petite France district, tucked amid the half-timbered houses and snaking canals of the historic neighborhood, the Tanners House, or Maison des Tanneurs, is one of the area’s most famous landmarks. A lasting vestige of the old tanners district, the former tannery was built in 1572 and is known for its timbered galleries and slanted roofs, where dyed hides were once draped to dry in the sun.
Transformed into a restaurant in 1949, the Tanners House is now home to La Maison de la Choucroute, which serves up traditional Alsatian cuisine in authentic surroundings, with the original 16th-century beams complemented by antique furnishings and window boxes overflowing with geraniums. For the most atmospheric spot, book a table on the open-air terrace, from where the views stretch along the riverfront.
The Tanners House (Maison des Tanneurs) is located in La Petite France on Strasbourg’s Grand Île. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from midday until 1:45 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. Reservations are required.
- La Petite France
- Strasbourg Covered Bridges (Ponts Couverts)
- St. Thomas Church (Eglise St. Thomas)
- Vauban Dam (Barrage Vauban)
- Grande Île
- Kamerzell House (Maison Kammerzell)
- Place Gutenberg
- Alsatian Museum (Musée Alsacien)
- Strasbourg Cathedral of Notre Dame (Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg)
- Rohan Palace (Palais Rohan)
- Christmas Market (Christkindelsmärik)
- Orangerie Park (Parc de l'Orangerie)
- Fort of Mutzig (Feste Kaiser Wilhelm II)
- Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg