The Place Kléber is the central square of Strasbourg, France.Place Kleber, the largest square at the center of the city of Strasbourg in the heart of the city's commercial area, was named after general Jean-Baptiste Kléber, born in Strasbourg in 1753. In the square is a statue of Kléber, under which is a vault containing his remains. On the north side of the square is the Aubette (Orderly Room), built by Blondel in 1765-1772.Located in Strasbourg's historic center (the Grande Île ("Grand Island")) the area was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honor was placed on an entire city center.Most of the luxury brands have opened their shops in this prestigious and historical area of the city.HistoryThe first name of Place Kléber was Barfüsserplatz .In the 17th century the name changed to Waffenplatz .On 24 June 1840 the square was finally renamed for the French general Jean-Baptiste Kléber, also going by 'Kléberplatz' after German annexation.During German occupation in 1940-1944, the place was renamed after Karl Roos, a local ethnically German politician executed by French authorities in 1940 on the charges of espionage for Germany.The AubetteThe Aubette Palace was built in 1765-1772 by Jacques François Blondel, architect to king Louis XV of France.To visit Place Kleber on your trip to Strasbourg, use our Strasbourg day trip planner .
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This is a large square which contains a water decoration and a statue.Not worth going out of your way. more »
Recien llegados a Strarburg, a las 20:00 nos topamos con ese espacio, esa plaza transpira emoción. Es bulliciosa, pero sin agobiar. Es uno de los puntos de entrada a la zona antigua de Strarburg. Reco... more »Just arrived in Strarburg, at 20:00 we stumble upon that space, that square breathes emotion. It's boisterous, but not burdened. It is one of the entry points to the old area of Strarburg. Recommended your eyesight
We liked this city centre square which is conveniently situated for a visit to the cathedral. It has plenty of all kinds of bars and eateries where you can enjoy food and drink while people watching!
I love Strasbourg because it is inviting and easy-going. There are plenty of places to sit and relax or dine and drink. Family friendly and clean.
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