STRASBOURG is at the doorstep to a new dimension.
Sitting on the border between France and Germany, Strasbourg has experienced all the merits of its border location from restrained German-style houses to the liberated style of French churches. Strasbourg learned to take the best from both worlds and today it is an upcoming destination at the very top of the UNESCO listing.
On your stay in Strasbourg you will recognize its architectural wealth. Be it a room in cheap hotel in Strasbourg to luxury-appointed room all available at Booked.net. Check out our hotel offers with maps, photos and secure forms at our website.
Strasbourg will throw you a puzzling choice to discern between France and Germany. In fact, Strasbourg is of both as beer there is truly German, while offering the wine tastes of French vineyards. In addition, Strasbourg is regarded as the greatest example of German architecture but...hey, you are still in France, so don't be put off with this.
Strasbourg is a true mix of styles, but was mainly shaped by truly French architects like Jacques Gabriel, Victor Louis and Jacques d'Welles and today the city features more than 50 historic monuments and three famous churches -Saint-André, Saint-Michel, and Saint-Seuri.
Other attractions include;
Le Petite France, a suburbia abundant with cobbled streets and medieval buildings
Palace of Europe, a significant governmental building of the Council of Europe
This architectural wealth transformed Strasbourg into a very tourist-orientated destination with more than 2.5 million visitors coming every year. Packing Strasbourg for its cityscape, tourists usually forget that its appearance is closely related to its past. And this is a keystone to understanding Strasbourg as its essence cannot be captured without its glorious history.
Thus, while strolling the city you will notice that Roman architecture is apparent there. Why? This is a result of the fact that Romans were the first to settle the area. Since then Strasbourg has become a place for civil battles that lasted till the 13th century. After everything calmed down the city saw its heyday and the World’s tallest building in medieval times was built there in 15th century.
In the 16th century Martin Luther developed the city to the world's leading religious and academic center. It remained a stronghold of culture till King Louis XIV made it part of France. Later the Industrial Revolution fueled the city's growth towards modern horizons as well as bringing modern comforts for your stay there. Booked.net can place you in any hotel in Strasbourg you like.