蕙质兰心蕙质兰心Strasbourg, in the French region of Alsace, is on the German-French border, and has been in turn to Germany and France for many times in history. Those who have been there have changed their nationality four times in just 75 years, so they have retained the German-French elements.
The Big Island is an old town in Strasbourg with some famous monuments. Walk along the Ill River and enjoy the wooden framed houses along the banks.
Small France is a very characteristic small French town. Here the bridge flowing, flowers blooming, the two sides are beautiful wooden frame houses, very attractive, display typical French romantic style.
莲子99Orange Garden is a public activity park full of artistic atmosphere. As soon as I entered the main entrance, I saw some posters, just like the recruitment of university clubs. It is clean and tidy with many modern sculptures.
莲子99About the northeast of Strasbourg, next to the European Court of Human Rights, it is a modern glass curtain wall building. It feels relatively empty after passing by several times. It will be alert when there are meetings.
莲子99Although Strasbourg has a high status in the Holy See, the Palais Rohan is still too extravagant. This former bishop's palace is comparable to many top palaces, facing the church on one side and water on the other.
莲子99It is not large in terms of absolute area, but in small European cities, such a square is already the center of the city. A row of small houses is separated between the square and the cathedral, so you can see the spire of the church hanging in the air.
With its awe-inspiring cathedral, charming burghers' houses, and elegant Louis XV buildings, Strasbourg has a distinctive old-world character. The quaint cobblestone streets and picturesque canals of the ancient quarters (on the Grande-Île) invite visitors to explore the city.
Thanks to its advantageous location at the intersection of important traffic and commerce routes on the Rhine River, Strasbourg has prospered throughout its 2,000-year history. In the 13th century, it became the richest city in the Holy Roman Empire and a place where art and learning flourished.
Today, Strasbourg is still a city of culture, and boasts exceptional museums of fine arts, archaeology, and traditional Alsatian crafts.
One of the most beautiful cities I have been to.
Getting There - quite easy
Attractions - many
Hotels - a lot to choose from
Food & Restaurants - many options
Shopping - a variety
House of the European Parliament also
I was surprised by the relative each with which I was able to walk around the European Parliament building. While not able to simply walk inside, I was able to go right into the building's inner courtyard. In the center was a large glass sculpture entitled "United Earth." Occasionally employees would wander out and stroll past me without much notice. It was a bit of a surreal experience.
The primary seat of the European Parliament is in Strasbourg, though the body has a secondary location in Brussels alongside the other major organs of European Union governance. Meant to enhance the EU's democratic legitimacy, the European Parliament allows EU citizens to have a say in decisions taken by the Union. Under the terms of the various EU treaties, major legislation or policy decisions must be addressed by the Parliament either in a consultative capacity or by actual affirmation via voting. Members of the European Parliament are organized into groups broadly reflective of their respective domestic ideological positions.
The European Court of Human Rights is housed in a rather interesting building from an architectural perspective. Formed initially out of the Council of Europe, the ECHR is now a highly-regarded independent international institutions. The Court's remit allows it to hear cases brought on behalf of individuals or groups against states and governments. This is uncommon in international law and states do not tend to allow challenges brought against them by individuals outside their jurisdiction. Nevertheless, the ECHR has managed to fulfill its role as an arbiter of justice and human rights rather well.
The interior of Notre Dame in Strasbourg is marvelous. In the true Gothic style, the soaring vault, impressive alter, and the large stained glass window really caught my eye. Unfortunately I didn't have the right camera for the low-light conditions inside and I didn't want to be disrespectful with my flash. The moving tribute to US soldiers from the Second World War was also something I noticed, of course. #architecture #churches #france
This part of Strasbourg is called Petite-France and it features amazing winding canals and gorgeous European buildings. The many bridges provide ample opportunities to stop and snap some photos along the way. This was one of my favorite parts of the city!
Meant to resemble its namesake in Paris, the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, is a towering architectural marvel. Do yourself a favor and venture the 66 meters up where you can get some truly fantastic views of the city. #awesomepic #france #architecturalphotos
Strasbourg is one of the most must-go you have to do if you love Christmas market! the whole town is like a giant market drills out all the holiday spirit. love it!!