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37 thoughts on “Strasbourg: The Crossroad of Two Cultures”

  1. Great summation of the city and excellent photos! I’ve added this city to my must see list especially after recently discovering my family originates from there.

    1. Wow that is cool! Then I suggest you visiting them during Christmas 😉 They have one of the best Christmas markets in the world.

      1. I would love to see the Christmas markets. We don’t have the best Christmas ambience here in Florida, so I’d love to spend my Christmas exploring the markets.

      2. I think you will love it 🙂 I didn’t have the chance to see the Strasbourg’s Christmas market in person. But I am sure it looks stunning, with all those beautiful houses and shops.

  2. Sounds like a really interesting place to visit! A real intersection of two great cultures and places to visit. What was your favourite thing about the city? I think I’ll stick it on my list of places to visit

    1. The cathedral and the coconut biscuits are my absolute favourites 🙂 Even now, I can still imagine their heavenly taste. Sadly, they don’t deliver worldwide 🙁

  3. This reminds me of a guy I met in a French class in the city where I went to college. He was from Strasbourg and he explained to me that the distance from the city center to the French-German border was only 5 km. Speaking of the cathedral, it never ceases to amaze me thinking of the amount of time spent for completing a single structure. Your photo of the cathedral really makes me want to go back to Europe!

    1. Thank you, Bama! Indeed. Strasbourg is very close to Germany. A friend of mine is living near Karlsruhe and she only needs maximum 30 min to drive to Strasbourg. She often goes there for the farmer market. They offer cheaper, more flavourful food and you have more choice than in Germany 🙂

  4. I’ve never been France! Did you find the French snobby? One of my friends bought a small hostel in the French countryside and now lives there permanently…
    I love the tinted glass in the cathedral. And that pizza looks yummy!! 👍😊

    1. Well… Parisian might be a bit snobby, but if you need help you can still ask them. For the rest of French, I can confirm you they are really kind. They are willing to help you, even though they can barely speak English. I remember a lady in Nantes who walked me to my destination because she was afraid I didn’t understand her instructions 🙂
      It’s also easier to start a conversation with a French than, for example, a German. A German might annoyingly stare at you, if you say “hallo” or simply smile at him/her. They are too serious 😉

      1. Oh that’s so nice to hear you’ve had a good experience. The French lady sounds like something my mum would do, while I would be the German you just referred to…. (not because I’m snobby, just because I’m suspicious of random strangers) 🙄
        Happy Christmas to you and family! Safe travels if you are traveling during the break! 🍻🎉🙂

      2. Thank you, Jolene! Best wishes to you and your family as well! And no, I don’t travel during festive season. Crazy traffic and exorbitant price 🙂

  5. A lovely peek at a lovely part of France. Surely Rue des Serruriers was populated with locksmiths at one time … are there any still there?

    1. Hm… I don’t recall seeing any locksmith there. As far as I can remember, the street is filled with restaurants and souvenir shops. Thanks for your comment, Osyth! 🙂

      1. I imagine they are all long gone but the name of the road does mean ‘Locksmith Street’ so maybe in the past there were some or just one of note – I imagine locksmiths in the dark ages were of the utmost importance. One would keep all one’s treasures under lock and key and often wear the keys on a belt or a chain. Anyway – I loved the post. I have a very good friend who was born and raised in the city and a cousin who lived there for several years but have never visited. Your writing and marvellous pictures mind me that I should go some day not too long away 🙂

      2. Many thanks! If you really want to enjoy Strasbourg, Christmas season would be the best time to do so. Its Christmas Market is crowned as one of the oldest and most atmospheric markets in the world. Too bad for me, I was there a few months too early 🙂

  6. Lovely photos, I now really want to visit Strasbourg… it looks like I could be travelling in time!

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