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    • Travel Presentation
      • Near French-German border
      • Alsace-Lorraine region
      • Capitol and principal city of area
      • Part of metropolitan area is on French soil
      • Seat of Council of Europe
      • Home of European Parliament
      • Moderate Climate
        • Harsh, cold winters
        • Pleasant Fall
        • Mild Spring
        • Hot, dry Summer
      • Region has been controlled by many groups
        • Romans- 12 BC to 870
        • Holy Roman Empire- 870 to 1861
        • France- 1861 to 1870 then 1944 to present
        • German- 1870 to 1944
      • 1450- Gutenburg invented printing press
      • 1518- Martin Luther pinned his theses on the Strasbourg Cathedral
      • 1939- Entirety of city was evacuated in preparation for WWII
        • Stayed empty until June 1940, when Third Reich annexed the region.
      • Liberated in November 1944
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      • Franco-German
      • Major wine producing area
      • Winstubs
        • Local bistros
      • Local cuisine is fusion of French and German cuisine
      • Many wine-related festivals
      • Seasonal patronal festivals
        • Festivals for the Patron Saint of a town
      • Many historical and art museums
      • Area boasts highest concentration of feudal castles
        • Haut Koenigsbourg
      • Cathedral of Notre-Dame
        • Took 400 years to build
      • Struthof Concentration Camp
        • 31 miles southwest of Strasbourg
        • Only camp of its kind built on French soil
      • Beautiful parks and gardens
      • Vineyards
        • 38 vineyard trails take all through the Alsace wine country
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      • Strasbourg-Entzheim International Airport
      • Train
        • Routes available to other French locations and Germany
      • Tram
        • In-city transit
      • By water
        • Next to Rhine River and many important canals
        • Heavily visited water tourism
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      • Many inns, hotels, and chateaus
        • Hotel Du Dragon
        • Hotel Reagent
        • Hotel Gutenbourg
      • Chateaus offer a stay at an older more historical building