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Virtual visits to the Council of Europe

Make the connexion – step inside

It is not always possible to make the journey to visit the Council of Europe in Strasbourg’s European Quarter. So take a virtual tour of our buildings from your computer, smartphone or mobile device. Share a glimpse or our day-to-day life as an intergovernmental organisation active in defending human rights, promoting democracy, and protecting the rule of law in 46 countries across Europe.

These guided visits last between three and seven minutes and are available in English, French, German, Italian and Russian. Step inside and let the commentary guide you.

Following the decision of the Committee of Ministers on 16 March 2022 the Russian Federation is no longer a member of the Council of Europe. The website will be updated as soon as possible to take account of this development.


Palais de l’Europe
This is the Council of Europe's main building – explore the different areas and enter the Assembly chamber and the Committee of Ministers meeting room (duration: 6’45'')

Available in: [EN] [FR] [DE] [IT] [IS] [LSF] [ES]



The most recent of the Council of Europe's buildings, designed to high-quality environmental standards, Agora houses the directorates of human rights and democracy – Take a walk through the 2 atriums flanked by offices and meeting rooms (duration: 2’45'')

Available in: [EN] [FR] [DE] [IT] [IS] [LSF] [ES]


Human Rights building
Home to the European Court of Human Rights – enter the grand chamber and the small hearing room. Learn more about the European Convention on Human Rights. Discover how your rights are safeguarded in its day-to-day work (duration: 4’20'')

Available in: [EN] [FR] [DE] [IT] [IS] [LSF] [ES]


This building is the headquarters of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare – take a look inside its laboratories and discover what the EDQM does to protect your health (duration: 4’00'')

Available in: [EN] [FR] [DE] [IT] [RU]


European Youth Centre
With its modern Scandinavian architecture, this building is in Strasbourg’s Wacken district – discover this convivial setting designed to welcome young people who come for short-stay training (duration: 2’45'')

Available in: [EN] [FR] [DE] [IT] [RU]


Former human rights building ​​​​​
Standing behind the Palais de l’Europe, this building currently houses two of the Organisation's directorates as well as the Administrative Tribunal – discover what used to be the European Court of Human Rights hearing room (duration: 2’15'')

Available in: [EN] [FR] [DE] [IT] [RU]


European Audiovisual Observatory – Villa Schutzenberger
This art nouveau gem was built in 1900 for the Schutzenberger family. It houses the European Audiovisual Observatory, the Council of Europe’s information gathering centre for data and analysis of the cinema, television and VOD industries in Europe. Discover its magnificent façade and interior of this listed building (duration: 5’33’’).

Available in: [EN] [FR] [DE]