Bas-Rhin

Lower Rhine has long swung between France and Germany, which has made him a department influenced by both French and Germanic cultures. Throughout its history, the Lower Rhine is a cultural and historic landmark, confirmed the appointment of Strasbourg as European capital. But Strasbourg is not only a political and economic symbol, that is also a receptacle of history with many historical sites such as the castle or the Nagorno Wasembourg Koenisbourg. There are also several well-preserved abbeys and the famous Mont Sainte-Odile. A few kilometers from Strasbourg, in the Vosges, Obernai is a must for cultural tourism. Located on the wine route, it houses magnificent Romanesque and Gothic remains. The architecture of the 18th and 19th century is very well preserved and can still be admired today on the city hall's large mural of the Ten Commandments. But that it is most impressive, it's certainly the thirty towers that make up the walls surrounding the city of more than a kilometer and a half and the Pa Wall lthough long 14 kilometers, the origin and the dating is still mysterious. The wall reached some places 3 meters high. At just over 30 kilometers from Strasbourg, in the commune of Oberhaslach, be sure to make a detour to the waterfall Nideck. 25 meters high, it offers a bewitching sight in the hollow of a valley of trees and fir trees. The Bas-Rhin (67) is in Alsace, Strasbourg is the prefecture (272,500 inhabitants). Green tourism in the Netherlands




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