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.
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'')
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'')
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'')
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’’).