Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace region, and it has one of the continent’s largest medieval quarters .
The city of Strasbourg is probably famous, among other things, for being ‘that’ German city that the French adopted .
The city has been the subject of a struggle for centuries between Germany and France
Strasbourg is full of culture , monuments and food .
For specialties you have of course the “Choucroute” with sausage , potatoes and cabbage .
You have also the flammenkueche or the flamed pie is a traditional recipe of the Alsatian cuisine, the German-speaking Moselle, and the German cuisine of the adjacent regions of Baden and the Palatinate.
It consists of a thin layer of dough made of flour, water, oil and salt, then covered with heavy cream or cottage cheese (or a mixture of both: Bibeleskäs), sliced onions and bacon, then quickly baked in a very hot bread oven. It can also be made in many variations.
Now , about cultures you have of course the most famous Strasbourg Cathedral .
This incredible sandstone cathedral was the world’s tallest building.
Today, it is still the highest surviving structure to have been built throughout the medieval period.
You have also la Petite France.
This is the most picturesque part of Strasbourg. Inside Petite France there is a group of three reinforced bridges that are recognizable by their four tall square towers. These bridges were built in the 14th-century and were part of Strasbourg’s initial line of fortifications.
On some of the streets like Rue du Bain aux Plantes, the buildings look unstable, and every place is local restaurants serving Alsatian teats like choucroute garnie.
The Parc de l’Orangerie is another thing Strasbourg is popular for. It came alive during the Revolution when about 140 orange trees were seized from Château de Bouxwiller were given to the city .
The Église Saint-Thomas (a protestant church), was the major Lutheran place of worship after the city fell to French ownership in 1681 .
For finish you have the musée Alsacien. It’s a typical museum in Alsace !
With an elevated location in a 1600s house on the quayside of the River Ill, this museum could not be better located to educate visitors about arts and traditions in Strasbourg. The galleries offer many reconstructions of iconic workshops and home scenes; all displayed with germinal costume, ceramics, tools, furniture, everyday utensils, and toys.