Derek's Time-Space Warp

A collection of thoughts and experiences as I explore the universe, warping time and space in my vicinity

France Trip, Day #8

Day #8: Strasbourg, France

This morning we saw Jesse and Justin off to the airport. Unfortunately they hadn’t been able to secure the extra days off to finish the trip with the rest of us. The rest of us took an early train north from Lyon to Strasbourg, located in the Alsace region near the German border. Unfortunately the skies were heavily overcast so we missed the mountain scenery near the Swiss border. The Alsace region has traded hands several times between Germany and France over the past centuries. Unsurprisingly, the German influence is strong here, from the food to the architecture even to the local Elsassisch dialect. In fact, Strasbourg is known as Straßburg to German-speakers. We had a great time wandering the old town, eating great food, drinking great coffee, and eating more great food. The weather was a bit iffy but we had a good time sight-seeing at a relaxed pace. We topped off the day at Le Baeckeoffe de l’Alsace, an awesome old-town restaurant that serves Bäckeoffe, a delicious local specialty cooked in big ceramic pots. More Strasbourg tomorrow.

The famous Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg dominates the skyline of the old town

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

The well-preserved half timbered buildings lend a lot of charm to this city

Nothing like good live outdoor music

Shop owners get pretty fancy with their signage

Old-town Strasbourg

Alsatians know how to bake!

A store that exclusively sells nougat!
Nothing like coffee and rhubarb pie in Strasbourg

Église Saint Thomas

Petite-France

Petite-France

Petite-France

Ponts Couverts
A delicious pot of Bäckeoffe is a great way to top off the day

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