Parc de l’Orangerie

Parc de l’Orangerie is a park in Strasbourg. It has a small zoo with a large number of white storks (cigogne), the totem animal of Alsace.

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Jardin des Deux Rives / Garten der Zwei Ufer & Weißtannenturm

The Jardin des Deux Rives (Park of the Two Shores), also known as Garten der Zwei Ufer in German, is a park built in 2004 that straddles the France / Germany border along the river Rhine: One part is in Strasbourg, the other in Kehl. The two parts are linked with a pedestrian / bike bridge, the Passerelle des Deux Rives. On the south part of the park in Kehl is the Weißtannenturm (White fir tower), a wooden tower with a good view on the park and the Rhine from the top.

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Tower of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg is a large catholic church in Strasbourg and one of its most popular tourist attractions. It was built between 1176 and 1439 in the gothic style. Next to the main tower, there is an observatory (accessible by stairs only) that gives a good view of the city.

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European Parliament (Strasbourg)

The city of Strasbourg in eastern France is the official seat of the European Parliament. All votes take place in the hemicycle inside the Louise Weiss building, located in the Quartier Européen (European Quarter) of the city. It is possible to visit it as part of a ~1h guided tour.

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