This huge cathedral measures up to 142 meters, and it was constructed between 1015 and 1439. This Roman-Catholic cathedral is an intimidating example of the 13th century late Gothic architecture, also being one of the finest of its kind. Erwin von Steinbach is credited for the major contributions brought between 1277 and 1318.
Strasbourg is one of the most notable places on Earth, when it comes to Christmas tradition. Therefore, the German-style Christmas Market is one of the most beautiful events of its kind, being specialized in hand-made decorations, traditional culinary specialties. It is situated in the immediate proximity of the Cathedral.
Le Petite France (Little France, as it is called in English) is an area nearby Strasbourg, located on the Grande Île (Main Island). Here, the Ile River splits into a number of canals and creates beautiful cascades. The area is well preserved since medieval times. The baroque buildings are still standing.
Founded in 1902, the Alsatian Museum changed residence three times over the years. Nowadays, the museum hosts over 5000 traditional 18th and 19th century Alsatian items. The collection includes old furniture, toys, traditional costumes, religious items and pictures. The items are displayed in 30 exhibition rooms, each room representing a region of Alsace.
The city of Strasbourg is the official seat of the European Parliament, which is headquartered in the European Quarter buildings.
The Parliament reunites 736 members that represent you, the European citizen. The members are elected every five years from the 27 Member States of the European Union, on behalf of its 500 million citizens. Some of the main duties of the European Parliament are, for example, to take care of the environmental protection, the consumers’ rights, equal opportunities, transport, etc. Together with the European Council, the European Parliament is also responsible for the European Union budget distribution.
Place Gutenberg is one of the main attractions of Strasbourg, being located in the city centre. Strasbourg is almost synonymous with the name Gutenberg, the city being famous for the fact it is the very place where Johannes Gutenberg (originally born in Mainz, Germany) created the first modern book printer, around 1430, back in the days when Strasbourg belonged to the German people.