Attached to Strasbourg, Schiltigheim is the beer capital of Alsace and is adjacent to its traditional activities breweries, food processing, mechanical industries, activities in advanced technology. At the same time, the City of Brewers has maintained and developed a lifestyle particularly rich in social life, culture and sports. Particularly dynamic clubs and at the highest level in wrestling, basketball and football make the city an active city in sport.
In more than 13 centuries of history, Schiltigheim crossed adventure towns of the Rhine basin. In the seventh century "Sciltung" a Frankish warrior stood on a hill north of Strasbourg and founded what would become "Sciltungsheim" and the current Schiltigheim. Meanwhile, the city has experienced the consequences of a turbulent history and was burned several times.
As early as 1396, one of the first brewers settled in the village, but from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century that large breweries are established.
World famous breweries (Adelshoffen, Heineken, Fisherman, Schutzenberger), it remains unfortunately more than Heineken. But every August the Oktoberfest beer remains a memorable event which attracts many people with entertainment and friendly atmosphere.
This is Schiltigheim the first Municipal Council of Children was created.
Schiltigheim is connected to Strasbourg center line B of the TRAM as well as the bus network of the CTS (Strasbourg Transport Company). A bus line also connects to Schiltigheim Cronenbourg, Hautepierre, the Hautepierre hospital outlying districts of Strasbourg. Schiltigheim Strasbourg and therefore benefit from a network of bike paths to visit the area (bike rental free service possible at several points in Strasbourg). Schiltigheim is 3 km from Strasbourg train station: 30 minutes walk, 20 minutes by tram (line C and B). Strasbourg Cathedral is 3 km (6 minutes by tram line B).