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    Kammerzells House.

    by steventilly Updated Jan 6, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Set on a corner in the Place de la Cathedral, Kammerzells House is a really ancient and distinctive looking half timbered building. It is now a hotel and restaurant and we spent many a lovely, relaxed hour drinking at one of its tables and just watching the world pass by.

    Kammerzells House.

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    The Cathedral.

    by steventilly Updated Jan 6, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Standing some 142 metres high, Strasbourg Cathedral was once the tallest in Christendom. It totally dominates the city (see the aerial view at the head of this page), and offers fantastic views over not only Strasbourg, but the Alsace countryside and into Germany. (The tower was closed when we were there, see all that scaffolding!).

    Strasbourg Cathedral

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    St Thomas' Church

    by steventilly Updated Jan 6, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Set close to the river, by the Pont St. Thomas, this is a huge, bulky looking church, built in red sandstone. It is sometimes known as 'the protestant cathedral' and contains some bizzare examples of funeral sculpture, the most famous of which is that of Marechal De Saxe.

    St Thomas' Church

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    Half Timbered Wonderland

    by steventilly Updated Jan 6, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Look at the beautifulold, half-timbered buildings of the Petite France area. One of the most famous is the Tanners House, shown in this picture. Many of the buildings in this area were used by tanners, the many openings in the rooves being to allow the air to circulate to dry the pelts.

    A Square In Strasbourg

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    A city built on water

    by mariev Updated Jan 5, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Something that strikes when comming in Strasbourg is the ever present water.

    Be it river like the Ill and the Rhin, human created water way like the canal de la Marne au Rhin, water is never far and brings this lush and serene aspect to the city.

    The original town is enclosed in the arms of the Ill and the very center (including the Cathedral) is largely built on pillars.

    The name of the region itself is linked to the water : Alsace is localy named "Elsass" ("what lies along the Ell", "Ell" beeing the old name of the river "Ill").

    The rivers, providind easy transport facilities and abundant crops make the region rich and so attractive to all would be conquistadores. So many wanted to posses it, so many came and tried ...Winners, loosers, all of them left something behing or melted in, creating thus an unique combination of cultures.

    Houses built over the Ill
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    See the City from a Tour Boat

    by Ujamaflip Written Oct 24, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Tour boats depart regularly from Place du Marche aux Poissons, and take you around the rivers and canals of the city. They provide a great vantage point to see most of the cities sights, and learn a little of the history.

    Tour Boat
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    Palais de Rohan

    by chancay Updated Jun 24, 2004

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    Favorite thing: This is the Palais de Rohan. It was the bishop's residence. The Rohans were a
    very wealthy family who also had a Palais at Saverne. It currently houses the
    archeological museum, and music concerts both in the courtyard and inside (it is
    very ornate). (INFO THANKS TO CPCMole )

    The view around from the church tower was great although the weather was not very good.

    view down from the cathedral tower
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    GO TO THE OLD TOWN AREA.....

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 6, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Go to the Old Town area and have a guided tour there on foot......so very enjoyable.......

    Brush up your French!!!

    But.....don't fear: the guides master several languages..........



    Fondest memory: The Merry-go-round........

    LA PETITE FRANCE.....

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    ENGLISH VERSION Change the...

    by TELETRES Updated Jan 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing: YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE : Changing money at the BANQUE de FRANCE (central french bank) at the "Place Broglie" is not possible any more - Though, it's still possible to change some old french francs bills and coins at the BANQUE THE FRANCE - Now, i think best rates is at the POST OFFICE, not far from BANQUE DE FRANCE (150 meters). VERSION FRANCAISE ATTENTION, il n'est plus posible de change vos devises à la banque de France (Banque centrale française) située à la Place Gutemberg. Les meilleurs taux sont certainement à LA POSTE, à 10 de la BANQUE DE FRANCE. Il est cependant tojuours possible de changer certains vieux billets en francs.

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    Obligatory church

    by Nexus7 Written Sep 27, 2003

    Favorite thing: This is a bad picture of a pretty church. This town has a giant cathedral that has only one spire. I didn't get a good picture of it, so I didn't bother including it. The second spire was never finished as of like six hundred years ago. The town is made fun of for this reason. They are currently in the process of finishing the last spire at a much faster pace and lower loss of life than the other spire.

    Some church?

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    A walk around the town .....

    by MEdelmann Updated Jun 22, 2003

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    Fondest memory: .... is always recommendable thing to do when you have only short time. So also in Strasbourg. There are really some pretty houses in the city centre! Doesn´t it look great?

    But a walk around the town is also a great thing even when you have more time. You will see a lot of interesting details, like this nice house in the picture on your left.

    Just click on it to see all the interesting and wonderful details ...

    Old architecture
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    Strasbourg museums

    by chancay Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    Favorite thing: there are several beautiful museums in Strasbourg. I just want to recomend the museum of Notre Dame, the exhibition is great and the buildings were it is located are amazing, they are from the 14th and 16th century. The museum documents the
    evolution of the arts between the 11th and the 17th centuries in Strasbourg
    and the Upper Rhine region

    shall be near the cathedral??
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    Beautiful architecture

    by chancay Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    Favorite thing: the whole region of the Alsace is famous for its special architecture. It is not a typical french style, there are more similiarties to the german architecture near by in the department of Baden Württemberg.

    Fondest memory: The Alsace is famous for it´s wines and other typical french products like cheese, although again the Alsace products are not that comparable to other more "typical! goodies. I tried the Kronesberg beer, in for me uncommon liter bottles and we had delicious "Alsace Flammekuchen"....sorry, don´t remember the french/english name

    typical
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    Petite France

    by chancay Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    Favorite thing: In the heart of the Petite France Quarter, the Covered-bridges with their three defensive towers offer the visitors a charming view on the river Ill and the Barrage Vauban.
    On its top, from the Terrasse panoramique, you can see the Petite France Quarter with its old houses reflected in the still waters of the river Ill and in the background the Cathedrale.
    The Barrage Vauban is a defensive dam built on the river Ill in the seventeeth century.

    Petite France

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    Kammerzell

    by rickyvilla81 Written Nov 26, 2002

    Favorite thing: 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'.

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