Europe Travel,  France

Strasbourg – The Historical Centre Of France

Strasbourg is a very beautiful city. It can not be described or defined in a few lines. It is full of history and news. Most people do not know about this city or those who know have less knowledge or misconception about this city. This city will welcome you with it’s splendid Cathedral, it’s delicious and fine food, it’s world heritage site the Grande-Ile, which is also a UNESCO world heritage site and it’s peaceful atmosphere. All this makes this city famous for it’s history and tradition.

Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace region of France. It is located in the Rhine valley and it is South East of Paris and South West of Frankfurt. It is populated with approximately 650,000 people.It has important insitutions like the European Court of Human Rights, the European Ombudsman, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe.

Strasbourg is a distinguishing city as it has openness to new ideas and technologies, it is a free city and it is the closing point to the major trading routes. Many great personalities such as Gutenberg, Calvin and Goethe have been attracted to Strasbourg due to it’s economic prosperity,  it’s intellect as a centre for religious tolerance. Not only have these famous personalities come here but also anonymous personalities have also come and found refuge and safety here, later proceeding with business and studies.

Being one of France’s major port, it is the seat of the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine. Strasbourg became a part of Germany at the end of the nineteenth century but became France’s again in 1918. It’s location is on the French border with great influence from countries like Germany, Spain and Italy.

Strasbourg is an amazing visit and tourist point for everyone but those who are obsessed with history and architecture, especially the european historical architecture, for them Strasbourg is a must visit. It is an ultimate European city as it is located on the border of both France and Germany, adding flavors of both these exceptional countries. Strasbourg will make sure to offer you delicious cuisines. Yes a touch of both German and French cuisine, makes Strasbourg’s delectable cuisine a memorable one.

The top attractions in Strasbourg are the Strasbourg Cathedral, which is the perfect example of gothic architecture. The La Petite France is an amaing and very enchanting neighbourhood that will offer you with various things including roaming around enjoyably, watching the plants on every building and the alluring aromas. Place Kleber is another hub of activity in Strasbourg that is square lined and is famous for shopping and just watching people.

Strasbourg is a unique city with the most beautiful and perfect combination of French and German culture. The ancient buildings and historical architecture of the city makes it an excellent destination to visit in France.