Strasbourg is the capital city of the Alsace region and is situated on the border of France and Germany. Consequently, visitors can admire a blend of both French and German architecture and cuisine. This city is also the seat of the European Parliament and hosts many other important European institutions such as the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe. The historic center Grande Île is the main reason why you should see Strasbourg. There you will find museums, remarkable old buildings, restaurants, shops and cafés.
What to do in Strasbourg?
Main sights: Grande Île is a quaint medieval center of Strasbourg. Walking around this neighborhood will make you believe in fairy tales again. Its magic got it listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climb up the covered bridge/castle Terrasse panoramique du Barrage Vauban (English: Panoramic Terrace of Barrage Vauban) for a picturesque view of historic UNESCO area called Petit France . This popular quarter is known for its half-timbered houses and is definitely worth seeing from up close also.
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