Located on the southwest side of the island that makes up the city center of Strasbourg, the Petite France area is one of the most beautiful in the city. We were there on a clear summer day and the... more
On the advice of VTer beausoleil, I took a ride on the Batorama to get my bearings and to work out just what sights required a closer look and to discard those that didn't appeal to me.
The cruise... more
A ponte couvert is simply a covered bridge. While in Strasbourg, the part of Petite France near the Vauban Barrage is called Les Ponte Couverts, there is no covered bridge there. In the middle ages, a... more
"What the world is today, good and bad, it owes to Gutenberg. Everything can be traced to this source, but we are bound to bring him homage, ... for the bad that his colossal invention has brought... more
The "palais des Rohan" was built for the infamous Rohan family who detained the town's bishopship during several decades.
The palace presents the architectural specificity to be the only 'historical'... more
The Barrage (dam) Vauban (aka the great lock) was built around 1690, using the plans from the king's Louis XiV architect Vauban (thus the name).
It was intended to reinforce the town's security : the... more
Église Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune (Church Saint Peter the New) stands at the end of Petite rue de l'Église/Klein Krichgass. Three churches have been built one after the other on the same place. There... more
Point Saint Martin is second most famous bridge in Petite France. From the bridge is great view of canal and half timbered houses. Under the bridge is great restaurant with gallery which was washing... more
Strasbourg is a host for several European institutions. One of them is Council of Europe. It is the oldest international organization working towards European integration, founded in 1949. It is... more
This strange masqued horse (signed by Mimmo Paladino) stands on the entrance roof of the "Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain".
The new glass and pink sandstone building hosts since 1998 works from... more
You can visit Strasbourg any time from January through November. In December, you will not visit Strasbourg but the Marchés de Noël in Strasbourg. The typical small wooden booths will have mushroomed...
Strasbourg had been on my must-see list since we arrived back in Europe; I was attracted to the cathedral and Petite France. As often is the case, because it was close to home, it seemed to take us a...
It's a long time since I travelled solo and I have never travelled in Europe alone till now. This trip I decided to go it alone for purely selfish reasons. I wanted to be able to go where I wanted to...