Birthday weekend in Strasbourg

Strasbourg, the capital of the Elsass region on the border of France and Germany, is a wonderful old city and I feel very lucky to have been taken here for the continuation of my birthday celebrations. Compact and photogenic, she knows how to charm you in just a few days. Neither of us had been here before and we hope to go back again soon.

The drive from Bern took about 2.5 hours. We arrived at lunch time on Friday and left Sunday morning, stopping at Chateau du Haut-Königsbourg in Orschwiller, France, on the way home (where we had cake for lunch. How decadent. This birthday weekend has been all about the sweet stuff!).

It would have been wonderful to speak some French (Leo does and he did a great job) but overall we managed well with German and English. We ate and drank too much and also overdid it on the walking – my feet and legs are still a bit sore from all the cobblestones.

Highlights include the incredible cathedral, the crowing of the rooster at the astronomical clock display, the boat cruise and a new toy – we bought an olloclip attachment for my phone so I can take wide, fish eye and macro photos now. Very exciting!

So enough from me, I’ll hand over to the photos to tell the story.

Wishing you a wonderful day.

3 thoughts on “Birthday weekend in Strasbourg

  1. Wonderful pictures of your birthday weekend. Got me inspired to start thinking about Europe trips in 2016 – maybe a river cruise. I so love the architecture and squares etc in Europe and your pictures got me salivating. All the good food and wine is not bad either (or in your case beer)

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    • I have a soft spot for all the pastries, especially with custard and fruit fillings. They’re everywhere! Come to Europe! You could be a land lubber and try a great train journey – they do it well here.

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