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  • Day2

    Stuck in Strasbourg

    November 21, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 2 °C

    This morning i startet my trip on the rest stop by Baden-Baden at 9pm where Gabi and Dierk brought me. At first it looked pretty bad, but after about 30min i got my first lift for the day near to Strasbourg. My third lift, who took me to the centre of Strasbourg said he would drive this day to Barcelona and maybe could take me with him (this guy was very funny. He is from Italy, lives in Barcelona and wants to open a restaurant in Strasbourg) So i decided to visit the city and buy some stuff i had forgot. I waited till 12.30 for a message from the Barcelona guy. Then i turned back to the drive-up of the highway. I tried in total all 3 drive-ups of the centre and waited about 2 or 3 hours, but nobody gave me a lift. Then i met Pauline, who is a singer and does a cinema festival in Straßburg. Pauline took me to her crew and we ate together. Later Maxime gave me a lift to the next rest stop.Read more

  • Day17


    September 6, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    And we made it to Strasbourg....
    Our biggest day of cycling yet... with a neat 76kms done and dusted

    Spent the evening in beautiful Strasbourg.
    The cathedral honestly took my breathe away when I first saw it. It's huge! We saw a cool light show that was projected on the side of the building... Nice eveningRead more

  • Day15


    September 12, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    It’s probably not on your list of places to visit in Europe, or even France, but it has been an absolute pleasure. We came to visit friends Cassandra and Steve and their family, and discovered why they left their home in Ottawa several years ago and have no plans to return any time soon. I would be happy hiking a mountain or getting lost in a national park somewhere so I was caught off guard by how attractive this city is. 250k pop, sight of European Parliament, European Court of Human Rights, minutes from the German border and the Black Forest. In the Petit France section of town, I loved taking random turns down tiny alleyways and hopping across the many bridges that span the river. The jewel of the city for me is the Parc de l’Orangerie were we picnicked on our last night. We hope to see Cassandra and Steve’s family again upon our return to Europe in Late April.
    - Geoff
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  • Day93

    Bek- tick & tick!!

    September 18, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Raced back to the church for the 4.00pm chiming of the astronomical clock! Then climbed the stairs to the top of the church tower! So there are 335 steps up then you need to climb back down again! Just as I was in the bell tower ready to descend the bell chimed- nearly fell down the steps!

  • Day93


    September 18, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Strasbourg is in France although just over the German border so has a slightly mixed culture & heritage. Beautiful old building on the River & canals as well as the Cathedral with the Astronomical Clock inside. All the bridges have flower growing on the sides- beautiful.

  • Day16

    A Merry Widow moment in Strasbourg

    September 13, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Just a quick addition to our Strasbourg story, especially for Lara’s parents... walking by the Strasbourg Cathedral while the violinist outside plays “Vilja”. I tell Cassandra that I used to listen to that as a child, and she reminds me “who do you think you’re talking to - of course I remember this from your family!” Anyway, here is a little bit - and yes, we compensated the artist...Read more

  • Day16

    Oct 5 - Strasbourg

    October 5, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Today found us in Strasbourg in the Alsace area of France. Situated near the German border, the area blends German and French influences. Strasbourg is one of the de facto three main capitals of the European Union (alongside Brussels and Luxembourg), and as such, is the seat of several European institutions such as the Council of Europe and the European Ombudsman. It is the second-largest port on the Rhine River, after Duisburg in Germany. Strasbourg’s historic city centre, the Grand Île (Grand Island) became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, the first time such an honour had been placed on an entire city centre.

    At breakfast, Doug enjoyed watching the nearby gantry crane loading shipping containers onto a boat. In an delightful moment of incongruity, two beautiful white swans swam past our ship - such a contrast to the very industrial nature of the river side.

    Our guide for today was Saber, an Egyptian who came here to study Egyptology at Strasbourg University. The weather is cool and drizzly - again. Apparently at this time last year, Europe was in the throes of a heat wave.

    Strasbourg celebrated its 2000th anniversary in 1988 - it began as a Roman settlement. It was a French city, then a German city, back to being a French city, back to being a German city, and since late 1944, has been a French city. Street names are posted in both French and German, often with no similarity of translation. The city is noted for its sandstone Gothic cathedral with its fabulous astronomical clock, and for its medieval cityscape of black and white timber-framed buildings. The city has many bridges, including the medieval and four-towered Ponte Couverts. One area is called the Petite France district or Gerberviertel ("tanners' district") alongside the River Ill and in the streets and squares surrounding the cathedral. The name Petite France comes from the rampant spread of syphilis in this former Red Light District that was blamed on the French. The name has stuck, but not the reputation of the area. It is now among the most coveted areas for apartments.

    Johannes Gutenberg is revered here - in 1439 he invented the movable-type printing press, which started a printing revolution that lasted until the internet took over in the late 20th century. His influence on information and ideas is truly remarkable. Amongst other things. the printing press was a factor in the establishment of a community of scientists who could easily communicate their discoveries through the establishment of widely disseminated scholarly journals, helping to bring on the scientific revolution. Over the 200 years after the Gutenberg’s invention, the wider availability of printed materials led to a dramatic rise in the adult literacy rate throughout Europe. Social structures were never again the same.

    The cathedral is a stunning building - the exterior is a riot of statues telling allegorical tales, laughing gargoyles and carved flowers. The magnificent stained glass windows were saved from Nazi destruction when they were removed and hidden in a cave. The movie, “The Monument Men” tells the story of their discovery.

    We had some free time, so we wandered the many narrow streets, doing window-shopping. The city is full of little boutiques, selling high-end clothing, jewelry, watches and antiques. There are cafés everywhere, interspersed with cheese and wine stores and little bakeries. The only thing we wanted (and could afford) were some cookies. While we waited at noon for our rendezvous with Saber, the bells on the cathedral pealed for 15 minutes. What a delightful concert! Saber led us back to where the buses have to wait - there are very few vehicles allowed into the old city centre.
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  • Day1

    Cathèdrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg

    February 11, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌫 2 °C

    ​Sehr beeindruckend auch die "Cathèdrale Notre-Dame de Straßbourg, auch Straßburger Münster, das Wahrzeichen der Stadt, über tausend Jahre alt, mit einem 140 Meter hohem Kirchturm wirkt sie wie eine Mischung aus Kölner Dom und Notre Dame in Paris. Und einer der größten Sandsteinbauten der Welt. Die Größe des Kirchenraumes ist faszinierend, es gibt eine riesige Fensterrose (15m im Durchmesser - hab ich nachgelesen, nicht gemessen) zu bestaunen und spannend fand ich die Astronomische Uhr. Diese gibt es bereits seit dem Mittelalter, sie zeigt mehrere astronomische Zeiten an und mit ihrem großen und komplexen Räderwerk setzt sie mehrere Figuren in Bewegung. Witzig, sie ist nach dem Straßburger Meridian eingestellt. Schlägt es Mittag, ist es bereits 12:30 Uhr.
    ​Direkt am Münsterplatz befindet sich das Haus Kammerzell, das älteste Fachwerkhaus, welches heute ein nobles Restaurant beherbergt. ​
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  • Day1

    Kleine Auszeit - 42 Stunden in Straßburg

    February 11, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌫 0 °C

    Beruflich eineinhalb Wochen im Saarland unterwegs, da kann Frau an dem dazwischenliegenden Wochenende Freitag Nachmittag nach Hause fahren und sich in die Staus auf der Autobahn einreihen oder Frau gönnt sich eine kleine Auszeit. Ich war schließlich seit sechs Wochen nicht mehr auf Reisen, privat versteht sich.
    Was biete sich an, wenn Frau schon mal an der Grenze zu Frankreich unterwegs ist, die elsässische Hauptstadt Straßburg.
    So habe ich mir spontan ein Bett in einem kleinen Hotel ​​gebucht und dem NAVI gesagt nicht Erfurt sondern Straßburg ist mein Ziel.
    Was ich immer wieder toll finde, Reisen in Europa ist so einfach, ich hab eigentlich nur an den schwer zu lesenden Straßennamen gemerkt, dass ich Deutschland verlassen habe und nach ein paar Kilometern auf der Autobahn hieß es Péage. Daran hatte ich gar​ ​​​​​​​nicht gedacht, Autobahn kostet in Frankreich oft eine Gebühr. Zuerst passiert man die Ticketstation, fährt man dann von der Autobahn ab oder ist die kostenpflichtige Strecke zu Ende​,​ muss man zahlen.
    Hieß für mich, erstmal Stop an der nächsten Raststätte, da sich mein Geldbeutel im Kofferraum in den Untiefen meiner Handtasche befand. Wenn ich den erst an der Mautstation ausgekramt hätte, hätte ich mir ganz viele "Freunde"​gemacht​ oder ein Hupkonzert verursacht​. Das läuft nämlich wie am Schnürchen und selten sitzt an so einer Station noch Personal. 6,50€ kostet die Strecke von Saarbrücken​ nach​ Straßburg.

    ​Wer so gar nicht dabei war, war die Sonne, dann wäre es ein perfektes Wochenende gewesen.

    Straßburg ist wunderschön, vor allem das Viertel "Petite France", Fachwerkhäuser aus dem 16./17. Jahrhundert, die heute viele kleine Geschäfte, Cafe's und Restaurants beherbergen. Das Viertel liegt direkt am Ill und viele kleine Kanäle ziehen sich durch das Viertel. Im Sommer sicher zauberhaft, wenn man draußen, direkt am Wasser sitzen kann. Mir blieb leider nur der Blick nach draußen. Getröstet habe ich mich mit Cafe au lait und Macaron's.
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  • Day10

    Jetzt los

    July 15, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Gestern NM endlich das Fahrrad bekommen, dann auf dem SP nach Kehl am Rhein gefahren und gleich eine Probefahrt gemacht... Schön hier. 👍 😎
    Jetzt fahre ich ins Elsass die Kanäle entlang.

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