directly to the Alsacian city of Strasbourg, where its Christmas Markets make
this capitol city sparkle. Strasbourg is the capitol and principal city of
the Alsace region of France and the Capitol of the Bas-Rhin state.
Strasbourg is the seat of several European institutions such as the Council
of Europe with its European Court of Human Rights, and other regulatory
entities. Strasbourg is an important center of manufacturing and
engineering, as well as of road, rail, and river communications. The port of
Strasbourg is the second largest on the Rhine after Duisburg, Germany. The
city is the seat of the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine.
Strasbourg's historic center, the Grande Île ("Grand Island"), was
classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an
honor was placed on an entire city center. The architecture and history of
the city reflects its heritage. The city of Strasbourg is regarded as the
bridge of unity between modern France and Germany. Food there reflects this
blend of tradition, with sauerkraut being just as popular as crepes.
In Advent, Strasbourg is well-lit with lanterns and the scents of punch and
other culinary specialties. Different traditional markets are located in
corners of the city: the Christmas Child’s Market, the Pretzel Market and
the Little France invite you to stroll through their variety of wares and
decorations. How about some fresh-baked cookies?
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