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Strasbourg Travel Guide

Strasbourg Travel Guide

Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace region of France and is located in the Rhine valley, 488km (303 miles) southeast of Paris and 217km (135 miles) southwest of Frankfurt. It has a population of approximately 650,000 inhabitants and hosts some important European insitutions such as the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Ombudsman, the European Parliament and others.

Strasbourg is one of France's major ports and is the seat of the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine. It is renowned for its beautiful historical centre, the Grande Île ("Grand Island") which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. At the end of the 19th century Strasbourg became part of Germany, but reverted back to France in 1918. Strasbourg is located on the French border and has a lot of influence of other countries such as Germany, Italy and Spain. The German town across the Rhine is Kehl.

Strasbourg is a unique city, it has a combination of French and German culture that is shaped in its ancient buildings and in the architecture of the city. Definitively a very good destination to visit when you are in France.


Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France


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