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  • 1. Travel Presentation
  • 2.
    • 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
  • 3.
    • 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
  • 4.  
  • 5.
    • 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
  • 6.
    • 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
  • 7.  
  • 8.
    • 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
  • 9.  
  • 10.
    • Many inns, hotels, and chateaus
      • Hotel Du Dragon
      • Hotel Reagent
      • Hotel Gutenbourg
    • Chateaus offer a stay at an older more historical building

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