This is the Maison Kammerzell as it approaches the enormous Cathedrale. Strasbourg was volleyed between France and Germany so many times that both influenced its architecture - but more so the Gothic and Germanic styles, as you can see here. It could be Bavaria, but it is 'Elsass'.
We speak french
Don't ever tell an alsacien that she or he speaks german and names of the street are written in french but also in alsacien not in german!!!!
Alsacien is a local language which is a mix of french of german (have more german roots than french) due to historical facts.
So don't forget this, alsacien is not german otherwise this friendly person you were talking to won't be that nice anymore :D
The oath of Strasbourg (translations)
Modern translation in French
"Pour l'amour de Dieu et pour le salut peuple chrétien et notre salut à tous deux, à partir de ce jour dorénavant, autant que Dieu m'en donnera savoir et pouvoir, je secourrai ce mien frère, comme on doit selon l'équité secourir son frère, à condition qu'il en fasse autant pour moi, et je n'entrerai avec Lothaire en aucun arrangement qui, de ma volonté, puisse lui être dommageable."
Si Louis tient le serment qu’il a juré à son frère Charles, et que Charles, mon seigneur, de son côté n’observe pas le sien, au cas où je ne l’en pourrais détourner, je ne lui prêterai en cela aucun appui, ni moi ni nul que j’en pourrais détourner.
Modern translation in English
For the love of God and Christendom, and for our common safety, from this day forth, as much as God shall give me knowledge and power, I will protect my brother Charles, here present, and will aid him in everything, as a man in justice has to protect his brother, in which he would do the same for me; and I will make with Lothaire no comtract, which of my own free will can injure my brother Charles, here present.
If Louis abides the oath he sweared to his brother Charles, and that Charles, my Lord, on his side does not abides his own, if I cannot divert him, I will not give him any help, neither myself nor anybody that I might divert from it.
There is an airport in...
There is an airport in Strasbourg and flights arrive from some European cities. The city is also easy to reach by train or private car, either if you come from Germany or from France.
This is a picture of Place Kléber: the central point in Strasburg for public transports. Strasburg is implementing new lines of modern tramways which work very efficiently, so you won´t need a car to visit the city.
Why not another flammekuche?
They have a very good Flammekuche for 7 euros. For 14 euros, the Matjes (filleted small herrings) were very tasty.
Bière de Noël (Christmas bier), a bier with aromatics and lemon for 3 euros
Bibbeleskäs is another traditional dish from Alsace. You can see on the photo various delicatessen, steamed cooked potatoes and fresh cheese added with chives, parsley and other herbs.
We had for 17 euros a bottle of red wine "Rouge d'Otrott". I recommend this little known wine from Alsace.
The Nid de cigogne (stork's nest) for desert was for 6.50 euros and yummy (photo)