After a long journey on a rainy Saturday, we woke up this morning to find a bright sunny day at Strasbourg. After a good breakfast at the hotel, we went around the famous “La Petite France”. It is absolutely amazing to see the historic medieval buildings along the canal. The whole area looks like it is a blend of German and French architecture as Strasbourg is in the border of France and Germany.
We then walked up to the Strasbourg’s most popular landmark “Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg”, an example of 13th century Gothic architecture. The cathedral has some incredible work of art, sculptures and most importantly a gigantic astronomical clock that are a pleasure to watch. Few of us were lucky enough to be at the cathedral during the 11 AM service time and hence got to watch the service for a while. It is certainly a different experience. Moreover, since it is the first Sunday of the month, we got free access to the top of the historic church. It was almost 66 metres high with almost 360 steps and hence it was a great work out to our legs. However, it is worth the effort, as you just cannot believe the breath taking view of the beautiful city of Strasbourg from the top !
Strasbourg is interwoven with winding rivers and during our Batorama tour we were guided through via an audio tour on a boat. This the first day of the tour were the sun was shining and many of us were sunburnt by the end of the day. During the tour we did go through two locks that raised and lowered the boat roughly 2 meters.
The rest of the day was spent walking the streets of Strasbourg. Our group slowly made their way to Flammkuchen and ended up getting lost as the location was incorrectly posted. But thankfully we were able to run into other classmates and through the grapevine we were able to find the restaurant.
The dinner consisted of unlimited pizza baked on crape flatbreads. It was an absolute cheese overload but well worth it.