Strasbourg is a French city on the Rhine river, the capital of the Alsace region. The region around Strasbourg has been inhabited since prehistoric times and in the 3rd century BC a Celtic township developed. Later the city became part of the Roman empire and in the middle ages Germanic tribes settled in Strasbourg, which is why the local dialect spoken in Strasbourg is Germanic. The city was annexed by France in 1681. Strasbourg's historic city centre has been listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO since 1988. Strasbourg is the seat of several European Union institutions including the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, the Eurocorps and the European Parliament.

01 Galeries Lafayette department store 02 Galeries Lafayette department store 03 Galeries Lafayette department store 04 Place Kleber square 05 Place Kleber square
06 Galeries Lafayette on Place Kleber square 07 Roof of Chamber of Industry and Commerce 08 Chamber of Industry and Commerce 09 Cathedral 10 Portal of Strasbourg cathedral 11 Cathedral
12 Maison Kammerzell hotel 13 Cathedral square with tourist office 14 Cathedral nave 15 Statues on cathedral 16 Pedestrian area alley with restaurants 17 Pedestrian area alley with restaurants
18 Historical museum of Strasbourg 19 Roof windows of historical museum 20 Quai Saint-Nicolas waterfront 21 Half-timbered houses on Saint-Nicolas waterfront 22 Half-timbered houses and restaurant
23 Hotel des Arts and Cafe Rohan 24 Cafe in half-timbered house 25 Cafe window with shades 26 Hotel Cathedrale 27 Maison Kammerzell hotel 28 Maison Kammerzell hotel
01 European parliament building 02 European parliament building 03 European parliament building 04 European parliament building
05 Roof of European parliament building 06 Winston Churchill building 07 Statue of Europa on bull 08 Winston Churchill building
09 Council of Europe 10 Council of Europe 11 Council of Europe building and flag poles 12 Council of Europe building and flag poles
13 Flag poles next to Council of Europe building
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