Wednesday Postcard: Strasbourg, France

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale comes from Strasbourg, located near the border with Germany in the Grand Est (Alsace) region of France.

  • Between 1870 and 1945, Strasbourg switched between France and Germany four times
  • Although the roofs from the bridges over the Ill River (bottom left) were removed in 1784, they are still called Ponts Couverts (covered bridges), or Gedeckte Brücken in German
  • Construction on the Cathédrale Notre Dame (right) began in 1015 and was completed over 400 years later in 1439

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Visit Strasbourg

Have you been to Strasbourg?

Strasbourg is next on my list of cities to visit in France (well, one day!) Have you been there? Please share your memories and suggestions – I’d love to hear from you!

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!

Wednesday Postcard BonjourDarlene

DNA: French Newspaper of Alsace Region

Flashback to Nov 2012: I spotted this wagon cart in South Lake Tahoe, California

Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace (“Latest news from Alsace”) is a regional newspaper based in Strasbourg, France.

It was founded in 1877 by a German publisher named Heinrich Ludwig Kayser. It was originally called Neueste Nachrichten (“Latest news”).

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I wonder if issues of the newspaper used to be sold from wagon carts like the one above?