Since the city is located on the border of France and Germany, the influence of these two countries has equally affected its cultural background and lifestyle. Just make a walk in Strasbourg, and you will see typical German streets that border with houses built in best traditions of French architecture. Restaurants of Strasbourg offer to taste delicious German beer and best sorts of French wines. The local cuisine is also diverse and unique.
Strasbourg Cathedral, which is known far beyond the country, is, certainly, the main attraction of the city. This magnificent Gothic structure was built in the 7th century and for a long time this was the tallest building in Europe. Opposite to the cathedral is located another beautiful building - Rogan`s Palace, which halls hold the exhibition of the art museum. Here you can see the collection of items made by medieval craftsmen and admire rich decorations of the museum’s halls.
The old part of the city is home to numerous buildings of 16 - 17 centuries. Walk along these streets, and you will see many old houses with cozy patios. Nice souvenir stores and craft shops have been opened in the majority of buildings, so visitors will find here much interesting.
If you arrive to Strasbourg on Christmas Eve, you will simply not recognize the old quarters. All buildings are literally drowned in the colorful bazaars. The scents of sweets and mulled wine can be felt simply everywhere, the music does not stop until late at night, and the city is simply soaked in the unique atmosphere of the holiday. Don’t miss an excursion to the town of Kaysersberg as here are conducted most extensive Christmas festivities, concerts and theatrical performances. Your rest in this amazing city of contrasts will be truly fascinating and unique.