Introductions to Strasbourg

Capital of Alsace region, Strasbourg houses the European Parliament and several other European and international institutions. However, that is not the reason the city is such a popular tourist destination.

Located at the border with Germany, it features unique Rhineland architecture, with scenic lanes and typical black and white timber-framed houses.

Crossed by Ill River (a branch of Rhine), Strasbourg is France’s second largest college city. Its universities boasting famous former students, such as Goethe, the city lives up due to its great student population. The historical centre is included in Unesco’s World Heritage Sites, while the city’s Christmas Markets are among the most famous around the area.

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