Not only is Strasbourg a majestic city with beautiful architecture and fine cuisine, it is also a business centre and home to the European Parliament. Today, it is also at the centre of the French-German Eurodistrict Strasbourg-Ortenau, a cross-border administrative entity sharing common institutions. Building on cooperation, it aims to develop bonds between citizens, associations, public administrations, education establishments and corporations.
The historic heart of Strasbourg is located in a curve of the Ill, a tributary of the Rhine. There is an impressive number of architectural treasures, including massive medival towers; neat, half-timbered houses; and prestigious town houses from the 18th Century, all concentrated in this perimeter of 83 hectares.
Alsace's location near the German and Swiss border makes possible a myriad of excursions. Germany's Black Forest is less than an hour's drive. The Swiss city of Basel is about an hour away. Closer to home, the Wine Road features countless walled villages and vineyards to explore. The Vosges Mountains offer well-marked hiking trails and breathtaking vistas.
For further information please download our travel document, or contact the Office de Tourisme de Strasbourg et sa Region by phone at +33 3 8852 2828, email@example.com or visit their website: www.ot-strasbourg.com.