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The planet’s most magical city is a jumble of peaceful streets, each with their history and treasure to discover.
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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.
A Monkey Mountain at the heart of Alsace
It is difficult to imagine a monkey mountain in Alsace. Perhaps because you're more likely to visit châteaux and villages filled with half-timbered houses. In Kintzheim, both are possible. It's a must-take trip.Just after leaving…
Petite France Quarter
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988, the attractive Petite France quarter is on Strasbourg’s Grand Île, between two branches of the river, and divided by many canals and bridges into a succession of islands. Historicall…
La Wantzenau, a gourmet village north of Strasbourg
“The Illhaeusern of the north” is how one Alsace-based food and lifestyle writer has described it – Illhaeusern being one of Alsace’s gastronomic hotspots, home, for instance, to the Haeberlin family’s three-star restaurant L’Aube…