Strasbourg, a City of the Ages


Our Rhine River Cruise today finds us in Strasbourg, France. Founded in 12 BC, and today is the official seat of the European Parliament. A city that has a vast mix of both French and German cultures. Home of the University of Strasbourg and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg (Strasbourg Cathedral).

Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg Cathedral

With construction of the Stasbourg Cathedral started in 1015 AD, this building has a rich history to offer visitors. It was the tallest in the world from 1647 to 1874, and today is still the tallest structure from the 1400s; and remains the sixth tallest church building in the world today.

Christmas Market in Full Glory

Christmas Market in Full Glory

Right near the cathedral, is Christmas Market. It was in Strasbourg in 1570 that the very first edition of the oldest Christmas market in Europe took place. This tradition continues to this day and will again from November 27 to December 31, 2015. If your interested in checking this out, then please contact us below. We would be happy to help you plan your trip.

 

 

Below are more pictures of the city.