Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace region in eastern France. The Alsace region has strong German influences and the area is historically German-speaking. It’s a city I have always wanted to go to and I can’t believe that it’s only a 2-hour drive away!
We left in the morning and drove along the Autobahn (German freeway) to Strasbourg, passing through the German city of Kehl, Strasbourg’s German counterpart city. We located our hotel in the city centre and checked in. The hotel was in a great location for sight-seeing (and I didn’t mind the cute pizzeria next door!)
First things first – we started exploring the beautiful city by foot. The Grande Île is the historical centre of the city and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.The Franco-German architecture is especially charming with medieval influences. The city looks like a storybook.
Since S is on school holidays right now, we are trying to take advantage of the time off to do a little travelling. So when S suggested a mini trip to Strasbourg, France, I said, ‘Bien sûr!’
We checked out the city’s main attraction – the Strasbourg Cathedral. This Gothic cathedral is quite spectacular–no wonder the place was flocking with tourists from near and far!