In August, for my birthday, we took a trip to Alsace. We drove so we spent two of the four days in the car and only two days to see the cities. We spent one day in Strasbourg and one day driving the Wine Route outside of Strasbourg, stopping at a gorgeous town and a medieval castle (both videos to come in later posts). I think Alsace may have the most beautiful architecture in France (that I’ve seen so far). It reminded me of parts of Germany – but don’t say that to an Alsacian. They hate any German comparisons. The language in the area sounds part French and part German with a Swedish inflection. Strange indeed. At one time the area was under the domain of Germany and also controlled by the Swedes for a period of time, which explains the language. I wish we would have had more time. There’s so much to see. I guess we’ll just have to go back.
Here’s a video of our visit to Strasbourg and our walks through the streets. We also stopped for a traditional meal which included the Alsace sausage with sauerkraut and an Alsace ‘pizza’ with ham, cream and cheese. Strasbourg is a truly gorgeous city. See for yourself.