Strasbourg Travel Guide and Infos
Strasbourg is the capital city of the Grand Est region, formerly Alsace, in northeastern France. It’s also the formal seat of the European Parliament and sits near the German border, with culture and architecture blending German and French influences. Its Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame features daily shows from its astronomical clock and sweeping views of the Rhine River from partway up its 142m spire.
The old town is a maze of narrow streets and alleys that beckon you to wander and look up at the rooflines and steeples. The reflections of half-timbered houses with sloping roofs, reminiscent of those seen in fairytales, recur in the many waterways surrounding and running through the city. Cascades of brightly colored flowers hang over balconies and bridges. At every turn, you will want to stop and take photographs.
Strasbourg is the perfect overture to all that is idiosyncratic about Alsace – walking a fine tightrope between France and Germany and between a medieval past and a progressive future, it pulls off its act in inimitable Alsatian style.
Worldly famous for its towering Gothic cathedral, the city is today home to the European Parliament. Here is our list of 10 things to see in Strasbourg, Alsace whose old town and cathedral have been listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site since 1988.