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Travel Presentation 2

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

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