Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace and home to the European parliament, is one of the most beautiful towns in Europe, with its famous cathedral, decorated with intricate and detailed sculptures. A town situated on the border between France and Germany, on the left bank of the Rhine, Strasbourg possesses an extremely rich bi-cultural history and heritage. For this reason the town centre has been classified as a Unesco world heritage site. Because of its geographical and political situation, it is one of the most important economic centres in France. In any season, Strasbourg is a delightful, lively town to visit for a weekend away or short break with family or friends.
Gastronomy in Strasbourg is more than a simple way of life, it is a culture, nourished by centuries of tradition, constantly renewed, fuelled by the talent of great chefs and enthusiasm of restaurant-owners. Choucroute (sauercraut), baeckeoffe, tarte flambée (flammekeusche), spaetzle, foie gras... these traditional specialities are to be sampled above all in the "winstubs", little taverns, with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Strasbourg is characterised by its hundreds of restaurants and bars, open to new trends and to an international cuisine.