This breathtaking city is also the capital of beautiful Alsace and geographically we are in the north-east of France, very close to the border with Germany. In fact, Strasbourg is considered the capital of Europe, as it is also home to the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights. The city was founded by the Roman Emperor Augustus and was then known as Argentoratum.
A must is the famous cathedral, Cathédrale Nôtre-Dame, which is considered the centre of the city and also the centre of the old town. Between 1647 and 1874, it was the tallest building in the world with its 142-metre tower, until that record was surpassed in 1874 by the tower of St. Mary's Cathedral. Nikolajs kirche in Hamburg. It's not hard to be impressed that 1000 years ago it was possible to build such a magnificent cathedral. Although parts of the church are still built in the Romanesque style, the cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of late Gothic architecture in the area.
Also visit "Petite France", a picturesque neighbourhood in the old town, located between the rivers and south of Grande Ile. Here you'll find the city's most beautiful buildings, cobbled streets, romantic little bridges and canals that criss-cross the pretty quarter. Grande Ile is an island created by the flow of the rivers and is located in the middle of Strasbourg.
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