- The Grande Île is Strasbourg's historical center which was the first city centre to be classified entirely by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
- Spanning across the river into the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine and with nearly half a million inhabitants in a metropolitan area Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France.
- The historic city centre can easily be explored in a day or two and is most easily explored on foot. You should consider hiring a bike or using the public transport network to be able to cover more ground.
- Strasbourg has to offers many cultural events concerts- both free and not-so-free, operas, ballet, and more besides than dozens of museums.
- In many traditional restaurants, in the city or in the neighborhoods many Alsatian specialties can be eaten. For example, you shouldn't leave Alsace without having thesauerkraut (choucroute in French).
- Built between 1176 and 1439, the Cathédrale Notre Dame is undoubtedly Strasbourg's finest architectural highlight. With a 142 metre tower is the highest cathedral tower in France.
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