Strasbourg sits on the Rhine River, the natural border between France and Germany, and is the capital of Alsace, as well as home to the European Parliament and Council of Europe.
Its greatest appeal to visitors is its historical district, a city-island known as la Grande Île, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This well-preserved area is ideal for exploring on foot or by bike.
Pick up maps, audio guides, and information at one of the tourist information offices: near the cathedral in old town or at the train station.
Don’t-miss sites include:
In addition, visit Petite France, a small area south of the Grande Ile laced with canals, featuring picturesque cobble-stone streets lined with half-timbered houses.