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Strasbourg Strasbourg is the capital and principal city of the Alsace region of northeastern France.

Strasbourg is an important centre of manufacturing and engineering, as well as of road, rail and river communications.

Strasbourg is the seat of the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights and it hosts a seat of the European Parliament, together with Brussels.

Strasbourg is a city with very rich and vibrant cultural life. Due to its unique position on the very border of France, cultural heritage of Alsace represents a mix of both French and German influences. Wide variety of interesting cultural activities are on daily display - whether you're a fan of opera, theatre, or vaudeville and cabaret shows, you will definitely find Strasbourg's cultural life appealing enough to make your stay even more profound.

Strasbourg, which was a humanism center, has a long history of higher education excellence, melting French and German intellectual traditions. Although Strasbourg had been annexed by Royal France in 1683 it still remained connected to the German speaking intellectual world throughout the 18th century and the university attracted numerous students from the Holy Roman Empire with Goethe, Metternich and Monteglas, who studied law in Strasbourg, among the most prominent. Nowadays, Strasbourg is known to offer among the best university courses in France after Paris universities.

Universities:

Strasbourg I - Universite Louis Pasteur
Strasbourg II - Universite Marc Bloch
Strasbourg III - Universite Robert Schuman

Museums :

- Musee Alsacien ( address: 23 - 25, quai Saint-Nicolas 67000 Strasbourg )
- Musee d'Art moderne et contemporain ( address: 1, place Hans Jean Arp, 67076 Strasbourg Cedex )
- Musee des Arts Decoratifs ( address : Palais Rohan - 2, place du ChiĘteau 67000 Strasbourg )
- Musee des Beaux-Arts ( adress : Palais Rohan - 2, place du ChiĘteau 67000 Strasbourg )
- Cabinet des Estampes et des Dessins ( address : 5, place du ChiĘteau 67000 Strasbourg )
- Musee de l'Oeuvre Notre-Dame ( address : 3, place du ChiĘteau 67000 Strasbourg )
- Centre Tomi Ungerer (address : 5, place du ChiĘteau - 67076 Strasbourg Cedex )
- Musee Zoologique (address : de l'Universite Louis Pasteur et de la ville de Strasbourg 29, boulevard de la Victoire - 67000 Strasbourg )
- Musee Archeologique ( address : Palais Rohan - 2, place du ChiĘteau 67000 Strasbourg )

Cathedral :

The Cathedrale de Notre Dame soars over Strasbourg's old town, built from 1190 - 1439, the highest medieval building in Europe with height of 142 m, it stands on the site of a roman temple. Built on a mound above the marshy land surrounding the camp of Argentoratum, and an early church commissioned by King Clovis of the Franks. The first works begun in 1015, but fire destroyed most of the original Romanesque building, and by the time work started on rebuilding it at the end of the twelth century, the Gothic style had reached Alsace, and stonemasons and master builders who had worked at Chartres were soon bringing their skills to this new project.

Tram is the most popular, most effective and by all means the most comfortable way of transport in Strasbourg.

Unipass tickets that are used for tram and the bus transport, can be bought at the self-service vending devices that are placed on every tram station and need to be validated before the entrance to the tram.

Strasbourg is sometimes regarded as :
- the capital of Europe as a whole, as the seat of the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights (informally known as the "Strasbourg Court");
- the "democratic capital" of the European Union, as the first seat of the European Parliament and the only place where the whole parliament regularly meets. The executive capital √ɬĘ√Ę‚Äö¬¨'Brussels, Belgium√ɬĘ√Ę‚Äö¬¨' where the MEPs work for the majority of the time is often considered to be the European Union's unofficial capital.

Strasbourg also houses the Eurocorps headquarters.

sources :
Strasbourg Image : neacm.fe.up.pt
Strasbourg Info : wikipedia.org


External Links :

Strasbourg Info
Strasbourg City Guide
Strasbourg Museums
Strasbourg Airport
Strasbourg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Google Images of Strasbourg


Tags: capital, city, alsace, france


Date Added: 05 April '06


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