Strasbourg
History
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B.C.
Strasbourg was
established as the
Roman military camp
on the Rhine named
Argentoratum.
History
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1434-44:
Johannes Gutenberg refines
his printing press with
moveable metal type while
living in Strasbourg.
History
 1566
The Strasbourg University
is founded.
History
 1681
Louis XIV and his
troops take over
Strasbourg,
placing it under
French control.
History
 1770-71
Johann Wolfgang
von Goethe, a
German
philosopher and
poet, studies law in
Strasbourg.
History
 1870
City of Strasbourg
is handed over to
the German
Empire.
History
 1918
Strasbourg returns to France.
History
 1940
Germans occupy
Strasbourg.
History
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November 23, 1944
Strasbourg is liberated
by French troops, led
by General Leclerc.
History
 1949
Strasbourg is chosen as headquarters for
the Council of Europe.
Geography
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Strasbourg is located in the Northeastern part
of France on the Franco-German border in
Alsace.
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Geography
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Strasbourg is the capital of Alsace
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Population: 264,115
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Languages: French, German, and Alsatian dialect
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Climate: Summers are hot and humid; Winters are
raw and relatively cold; Spring and Autumn are
pleasant.
Geography
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Strasbourg is seat of the Council of Europe,
European Parliament, and European Court
of Human Rights.
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Industries: machinery, automobiles, aircraft,
chemicals, metallurgy, electronics, textiles,
food processing, tourism.
Culture
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Alsace is famous for its wine,
beer, and sauerkraut.
For Saint Nicolas day on the 6th
of December, bakeries prepare
brioches, or « Maennele » as
tradition.
During Christmas time there are
15 different varieties of cookies
that are called « Bredeles. »
Traditionally, breakfast on New
Year’s Day is celebrated with a
« stolle » which is a special
bread.
Culture
Houses:
 In typical houses during the 15th or 16th
centuries, roofs were covered with flat
shingles, and wooden boards covered the
walls.
Culture
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Traditional Strasbourg
Costume.
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“La Belle
Strasbourgeoise”Nicolas de Largillière :
The Cathedral
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The city is organized
around the cathedral.
It was created during
the Middle Ages and
took almost three
centuries to be
completed.
The spire is 142
meters tall and
because of this, Notre
Dame de Strasbourg
was for a while the
tallest building in the
world when it was
completed in 1439.
“Little France”
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It’s the most picturesque quarter in Strasbourg.
It’s also the original quarter for fishermen,
tanners, and millers.
Strasbourg Universities
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There are three universities in Strasbourg
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Strasbourg I – Université Louis Pasteur
Strasbourg II - Université Marc Bloch
Strasbourg III – Université Robert Schuman
Strasbourg I – Université Louis Pasteur
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Enrolls more than 18,000
students
Four main campuses
Areas of study include
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health sciences: (medicine,
pharmacy, etc)
exact sciences: astronomy,
biology, etc)
social sciences: geography,
psychology, education, etc.)
Strasbourg II – Université Marc Bloch
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Located on the Rhine
River
Nearly 48,000 students
Offers many
humanities fields as a
large research
university (literature,
sociology, philosophy,
etc.)
Strasbourg III – Université Robert Schuman
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Approx. 8,500 students
Communications,
journalism, law, business,
political science, etc.
Vauban Barrage
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Created by Taradein in 1690 with the plans
of Vauban, a military engineer.
They permit the flooding of the south
quarter in the need of protection against
enemies.
The Gardens
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The Orangerie Park.
It’s the oldest
quarter in the city.
Constructed in 1804
for the Impress
Josephine, who
often visited
Strasbourg.
Interesting Information
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France and Germany are interested in creating a
shared region with a common administration, and
with Strasbourg as the capital. Think of it as a
European Washington D.C. with around 860,000
inhabitants.
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