tip-no-139 | © Bert Schwarz 2022

The neighborhood around Strasbourg Cathedral, with its lively streets and numerous stores, is now a pure pedestrian zone. Admire the displays of the famous delicatessens and feast in one of the legendary wine taverns, traditional restaurants serving Alsatian specialties.

Ill, Bäume, Gehweg, Parlamentsgebäude | © Bert Schwarz 2022

The building right next to the cathedral is a real feast for the eyes. The history of the Renaissance building dates back to the 15th century. Its steep roof, richly carved entablature, bull's-eye windows and stone first floor are a feast for the eyes. Formerly owned by merchants, House Kammerzell now houses a renowned restaurant.

Europaparlament, Innenhof, Strasbourg | © Bert Schwarz 2022

Just a stone's throw from the cathedral, the Rohan Palace, completed in 1742, is one of Strasbourg's most important buildings. Residence of the four cardinals of the Rohan dynasty, town hall and finally imperial and royal palace, it is a living testimony to the princely way of life in the 18th century. Its classical style borrows from the architecture of the great Parisian townhouses. The facade facing the Ill River is a fine example of the palace architecture of the time.