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Its setting in eastern France on the border of Germany, sitting on the banks of the Rhine, the world’s most-travelled river, makes Strasbourg a nucleus of communication, historically from its medieval past, to today, with its status as the capital of the Alsace region. The city is a cosmopolitan centre for university students and curious tourists; and full of fantastic hidden corners, with a spectacular Gothic cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, as well as Europe’s oldest Christmas market and the picturesque Petite France quarter with its canals and typical taverns. Its historic feel contrasts beautifully with its modern districts that show the city’s contemporary side, making Strasbourg a unique destination that has something to please everybody.
Main City Paris
Surface 222 km²
Go with the flow in the Carré d’Or, the Strasbourg neighborhood which you can’t miss when you visit the heart of the European commercial capital.
Built in 1427, the Kammerzell House is one of the most famous buildings in Strasbourg. If Alsace is famed for its gastronomy and its welcoming winstubs (taverns), the restaurant Kammerzell House, in the city centre, is the symbol of Strasbourg itself. You can admire its façade, visit the different floors, wander through the rooms, (magnificently decorated by Léo Schnug), and marvel at the incredible views of the cathedral. And once seated at your table, you can sample local specialties including sauerkraut, flammkuchen, and baeckeoffe, all washed down with delicious Alsace white wine. An irresistible experience for any foodie.
Strasbourg’s links to chocolate are impressive. Did you know that the city is home to a chocolate museum? It’s a feast for the eyes (and your fingers!).