Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location. It’s historic city center, the Grande Ile (Grand Island), was classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honour was placed on an entire city center. Strasbourg is immersed in Franco-German culture, and although violently disputed througout history has been a cultural bridge between France and Germany for centures, especially through the University of Strasbourg and the coexistence of Catholic and Protestant culture. It is also home to the largest Islamic place of worship in France, the Strasbourg Grande Mosque.
Strasbourg is one of the grand old cities situated along the Rhine, one of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Rhine river cruises can take you to other picturesque sites such as the Black Forest, Cologne, Heidelberg, and Rudesheim. Watch the video below to catch a glimpse of this remarkabel experience.