The 10 Best Things to Do in Kehl, Germany

July 17, 2017 Deane Carmody

Kehl (German pronunciation: [keːl]) is a town in southwestern Germany in the Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg. It is located on the river Rhine, directly opposite the French city of Strasbourg.
Restaurants in Kehl

1. Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

1 rue Rohan, 67060, Strasbourg, France +33 3 88 21 43 34
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

This huge Cathedral, Strasbourg's most famous landmark, is an intimidating example of 13th-century Gothic architecture.

Reviewed By GirdleTheEarth - Southend

This Cathedral is apparently the second most visited Cathedral in France, after Notre Dame de Paris. I am not surprised. the building is a mellow red, and the exterior is literally covered with high Gothic carvings. I have never seen anything quite like it. You could spend years studying these statues, and the mind boggles at the skills of the craftsmen who produced them. My husband climbed to the viewing platform and even on a rather dull wintry day enjoyed the views, although with nearly 350 steps be prepared for quite a hike!

2. Passerelle Mimram

Kehl, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Excellent
57%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

Passerelle Mimram

Reviewed By Steve_of_N21 - London, United Kingdom

It says something about a town when one of its top attractions is a bridge across a river.
Fair enough that river is the River Rhine and the bridge connects the countries of Germany and France,
and it is a particularly impressive piece of engineering.
But it's still just a bridge and the fact that it is one of the most interesting things to visit when in Kehl tells you all you need to know about this town.

3. Weisstannenturm Kehl

Rheinpromenade, Kehl, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 4978 51881555
Excellent
62%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Weisstannenturm Kehl

Reviewed By Steve_of_N21 - London, United Kingdom

If your river cruise boat docks on the German side of the Rhine here at Kehl, then my advice would be not to bother with the boring and drab town centre but head to the St. Nepomuck Church and the start of the Altrheim lake. Walk the lake to the far end where you will find the tall viewing gallery tour which provides commanding views from the top and all the way to the Black Forest on a clear day.
Then from here stroll back down the Rhein Promenade to your boat.
This, by a country mile is the most interesting thing to do in Kehl.

4. La Petite France

Grand Île, Strasbourg, France +33 3 88 52 28 28
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

La Petite France

Strasbourg's historic neighborhood is a serene collection of cobblestone roads, fine restaurants and 16th-century buildings.

Reviewed By Francis V - Vienna, Austria

I love to visit some places and you can imagine how people lived in a certain period of time, those little houses so beautiful and charming, walk around and try every little corner, we loved it

5. City Center Kehl

Am Lager, Kehl, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Excellent
34%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
8%
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4 based on 35 reviews

City Center Kehl

Reviewed By Steve_of_N21 - London, United Kingdom


The French guide who took our tour of Strasbourg in the morning commented that she often visited Kehl for the shopping as it was seriously cheaper in Germany than over the border.
So having a few hours to kill in the afternoon we duly headed into Kehl town centre.
If I see her again the obvious question will be..... Why?
I've been to enough cheap tacky high street shopping centres in the UK to recognise one when I see it.
It's even got multiple equivalents of the U.K. Pound shops (everything for a pound for those not familiar) and if you think of the tat you get for a pound just think of the crap available for just a "euro".
And instead of the ubiquitous fried chicken shops that blight down market UK streets, here it s Turkish Kebap shops. Although I have to say the kebabs on offer looked a lot more palatable that some of the things that pass as chicken on a UK high street.
The small 'High Street' shopping centre is certainly a cut above what is outside but has a dozen small stores tops and won't detain you long.
If your river boat also docks here when visiting Strasbourg, the strong advice is give the town centre of Kehl a serve in favour of a stroll around the Altrheim lake

6. Passerelle des Deux Rives

77694 Kehl, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Excellent
67%
Good
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Passerelle des Deux Rives

Reviewed By Leonard_vd_Heyden - Leicester, United Kingdom

On a recent visit to Kehl, my partner and I came across the Passarelle Mimram which connects Kehl, Germany with Strasbourg, France. It is restricted to walking and biking. Superb experience when standing at the Rhine's midpoint marking the former international border.

7. Eglise protestante Saint Pierre le Jeune

3 rue de la Nuee Bleue, 67000, Strasbourg, France +33 3 88 22 02 40
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 348 reviews

Eglise protestante Saint Pierre le Jeune

Reviewed By aleksandraZagreb - Zagreb

Exterior of he church is not so impressive as for instance Strasbourg Cathedral. But step inside and you will change your opinion. Numerous frescoes, dating from xiv and xv century, are interesting enough. And what to say about the choir screen with organs? This church has unique interior and is real surprise. It remains only to imagine what were the churches like in their original colorful states.

8. Musee historique de la Ville de Strasbourg

2 rue du Vieux Marche aux Poissons, 67000, Strasbourg, France +33 3 68 98 51 60
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
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4.5 based on 437 reviews

Musee historique de la Ville de Strasbourg

Reviewed By KH198 - Annapolis, Maryland

Don’t pass up an opportunity to visit this superb museum documenting the rich history of Strasbourg over the centuries. We lost track of time and spent almost four hours exploring every corner. Free lockers are thoughtfully provided so you don’t have to carry anything with you as you roam the exhibits, and the audio guide is excellent.

9. Musee de l'OEuvre Notre-Dame

3 Place du Chateau, 67000, Strasbourg, France +33 3 68 98 51 60
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 327 reviews

Musee de l'OEuvre Notre-Dame

An art museum with a sampling of regional work completed between the 11th and 17th centuries.

Reviewed By yshargal - Haifa

Located just in front of the Strasbourg Cathedral, this museum displays impressive sculptures and vitrages from the Middle Ages, which were originally located in Strasbourg Catedral.
The items were removed to protect them from pollution (and were replaced by copies).
The museum also has pieces that came from other churches.
Well worth a visit. Up to 1 hour.
The museum has several floors and no lift.

10. Le Vaisseau

1 rue Philippe Dollinger, 67027, Strasbourg, France +33 3 69 33 26 69
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 407 reviews

Le Vaisseau

Reviewed By Maria F

Second time here and kids absolutely love it. Really interesting for adults as well, good explanations as to how things work. A must for families if in Strasbourg.

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