It is said that only certain places are able to generate a positive energy and a special vibe. I am talking about those places which have the ability to put you in a good mood and make you feel like you are on top of the world.
I have recently discovered such a place and every time I think about it, I feel a special type of energy. This place is the city of Strasbourg, a real French jewel.
Strasbourg is more than a fascinating and charming city, it is actually a city with attitude. It might seem strange to use the word “attitude” to describe a city, but I really believe that this is the word that can perfectly describe Strasbourg. Situated in eastern France, very close to the border with Germany, Strasbourg is a city that combines both French and German influences.
As we all know, this city is famous when it comes to politics, because it hosts a number of important European institutions: the Council of Europe (the European Court of Human Rights, the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines or the European Audiovisual Observatory), the European Corps, the European Parliament, the European Ombudsman, the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine and the International Institute of Human Rights. Although these institutions make Strasbourg a very important political center, in my opinion its charm is given by its beauty.
From its political institutions and museums to its beautiful canals, bridges, buildings and monuments, this city has a lot to offer and it can be considered complete from many points of view. The largest city in the region of Alsace is a blend of sights, landscapes and tourist attractions.
No matter what you choose to do or visit in Strasbourg, there is in my opinion one thing you should not omit. In order to discover this city you should connect with its energy and attitude. This is the only way you will feel Strasbourg’s special vibration and lively atmosphere.
There are a few places that you should definitely visit in case you get there, places which perfectly describe what Strasbourg means. I am talking about the amazing Barrage Vauban with its breathtaking views, the lovely Ponts Couverts, La Petite France with its lovely Benjamin-Zix Square and Maison des Tanneurs, the impressive Grande Ile with its beautiful constructions, the lively Gutenberg Square, the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral and the interesting Maison Kammerzell .
I could go on and write pages and pages about the beauty of these places, but I think it’s better to let the following pictures speak for themselves.
2.Beautiful view seen from Barrage Vauban
3.Ponts Couverts seen from Barrage Vauban
4.La Petite France
5.La Petite France
6.La Petite France
8.La Petite France with its lovely Benjamin-Zix Square and Maison des Tanneurs
9.Maison des Tanneurs
10.Notre-Dame Cathedral seen from Gutenberg Square