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It is a living museum of outstanding medieval architecture.
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vs. Old Strasbourg
is mostly a big modern city, with around 700,000 inhabitants. However, Old
Strasbourg has well-preserved medieval scenes frozen in time.
Strasbourg has two key elements:
Its spire soars 142 meters
or 470 feet.
When it was completed in
1499, the Notre Dame Cathedral replaced Khufu's Pyramid in Egypt as being the world's tallest man-made
cathedral is also known for its animated astronomical clock.
nearby secular buildings include the 15th century Maison Kammerzell and the
formidable Ancienne Duoane.
It is a short 10-minute walk from the Cathedral.
include the half-timbered, canalside houses - and the photogenic Ponts Couverts
is one of my favorite gastronomic cities in France.
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