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Le KafteurTheatre0.2km
Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art0.3km
Le MessagerReligion0.4km
Tanner's QuarterQuarters0.5km
Eglise Reformee du BouclierReligion0.6km
Kleber SquareSquares0.7km
Gutenberg SquareSquares0.9km
Taps GareTheatre0.9km
Cathedral of Notre-Dame StrasbourgCathedrals1km
Opera National du RhinTheatre1km
La LaiterieTheatre0.9km
Statue de KellermannMonument1km
L'Oeuvre Notre Dame MuseumMuseums1km
Historical MuseumMuseums1km
Strasbourg CathedralCathedrals1km


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Category: Cities, Local time: 17:47:59, Official WWW website:

Pros

mild climate

Suitable for

study

Transportation and means of transport

international airport


Information and Facts

GPS: 48.5829, 7.7363
Population: 300,000
Nearest border: Germany, 4.9 km
Last update: Oct 21, 2012 11:32:39 AM

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 Aura: 80Reviews: 56Aug 24, 2011 10:00:49 AM
Strasbourg is a beautiful historical city in France . Its center is a World Heritage Site UNESCO since 1988. The Council of Europe, the European Parliament and the European Court of Human Rights are all seated in the city. It has about 275,000 inhabitants today.

Transport

Strasbourg is best accessible by car, plane or train. By car, follow motorway E-25. If you decide to travel by plane, you can use the local international airport Aéroport de Strasbourg. There are regular bus and tram links from there into the city (the bus leaves every 20 minutes from 5:30 am to 11:00 pm) . The combined ticket costs about 5 EUR. For those who want to travel to Strasbourg by train, there is a railway station in the center of the city.

World Heritage Sites UNESCO

There are many beautiful historical and picturesque streets in Strasbourg. The most interesting part of the city is the historical center (Grande île Strasbourg) on the island between two branches of the river Ill. There is a number of unique monuments in the historical center of Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace. There is the world-famous cathedral Notre-Dame de Strasbourg , 4 old churches and the Rohan Palace, which presents collections of applied arts and archaeological findings from the area. There are many half-timbered houses from the 17th century in the city. They are a good example of the development of the city Strasbourg from the 15th to the 18th century. Another sought-after part of city is the quarter “Petite France“ with many beautiful half-timbered houses. The city offers many other monuments and museums.

Tourist services in Strasbourg

There are many reputed restaurants, cafes and boutiques in the center of Strasbourg, especially around the square Place du Marché-Gayot. The traditional specials of the restaurants in Strasbourg are the pork knuckle with horseradish and ham or the foie gras (goose liver paté) accompanied, of course, by wine. If you are interested in getting to know the local cuisine more, visit one of the local "winstubs" (wine bars) or "bierstubs" (beerhouses) . These cozy bars or pubs are usually furnished by bare timbers and benches and are known for its noisy and welcoming atmosphere.
For those who seek a bit of greenery, visit the park Orangerie, where you can relax or see one of the free exhibitions that take place there. There is also a zoological garden.

Entertainment in Strasbourg

Strasbourg hosts many celebrations and festivals throughout the year. The most popular annual festivals featuring music from all over the world take place from half of June, with jazz in July and the current world music from the half of September until the end of October. For the complete cultural program, look into the free magazine Spectacles à Strasbourg. Apart from the music festivals, you can also visit the famous fireworks, lights and music show Les Nuits de Strasbourg that takes place at the Ponts Couverts in July and August. Those who enjoy shopping should definitely not miss the Christmas fair at Marché de Noel, which takes place from the end of November until 24 December. You can buy Christmas decorations, presents, art pieces and sweets, including the traditional Alsatian sweet "Bredele" there.

A little bit of history of Strasbourg

The city's history dates back to antiquity. Strasbourg was founded by the Emperor Augustus in 12 BC. During the Middle Ages, Strasbourg was a part of the Holy Roman Empire. After that, it was alternately under the rule of the Germans and the French. As a result, you can speak German with the older inhabitants of the city. There is a German quarter called “Neustadt“.

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