This Strasbourg photo essay highlights the picturesque Alsatian French city and includes some of our favorite photos of the fabulous French city’s architecture, scenery and food.
On our #Tastetheworld2016 campaign, we’ve taken enough photos to fill the world many times over – 15,000 at last count. We’ve photographed so many people, scenes and foods that, in many cases, we haven’t had the time to catch our breath, take it all in and enjoy some of the best footage that we’ve shot. Such was the case when we recently enjoyed an eleven day stint in Strasbourg, France – the center of the Alsace region and one of the capitals of the European Union.
Introduction to Strasbourg
We first noticed the Alsatian city and its affiliation with some of the great pastry traditions of France while viewing the film Kings of Pastry a few years back. We then got a small taste when our Viking River Cruise stopped in Strasbourg for the day, but living like locals for eleven days gave us a real chance to explore and experience Strasbourg fully.
Alsace is located in a valley between the Vosges Mountains and the German Black Forest, combining the cultures of France and Germany in a wonderful melding of food, language and architecture. This is the land that Americans associate with the Hansel & Gretel fairytale, surrounded by forests and filled with tudor architecture, castles and pain d’epice – a product similar to gingerbread in America. It’s also the home of choucroute garnie, a dish where sauerkraut is served with an assortment of charcuterie and boiled potatoes. In other words, Strasbourg is a feast for all five senses, and we were lucky to have the time to gather it all in.
Strasbourg Photo Essay
While scanning through our archive with so many awesome photos, we decided to create this Strasbourg photo essay to show the beauty of the great city. Scroll down and enjoy the lovely canals, the spectacular cathedral and the unique Franco-German culture in pictures.
Now that you’ve seen our photo essay on Strasbourg, check out our Strasbourg Food Guide highlighting the best food we ate in the city.