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For a quick good-value meal, stop in at the Brasserie de l’Ancienne Douane, 6 rue de la Douane. (www.anciennedouane.fr; [tel] 03-88-15-78-78), a large brasserie serving Alsatian specialties like “sauerkraut of the Customs officers” and foie gras of Strasbourg. Alternatively, try Maison Kammerzell, 16 place de la Cathédrale (www.maison-kammerzell.com; [tel] 03-88-32-42-14). Conveniently located on the main square, this fairytale gingerbread-house is a marvel for young and older palates.

For a choucroute-free lunch, track down VertuOse, 19 rue d’Austerlitz (www.vertuose.eu; [tel] 03-88-23-63-32); their daily specials, salads, and inventive “Schpeck’Nini” sandwiches please both carnivores and vegetarians.

Many visitors head north 12km (7 1/2 miles) to La Wantzenau, which has very good restaurants. From Strasbourg, take D468 along the west bank of the Rhine.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.