|After recovering from our flight in Munich, we have crossed the border into France and stayed in Strasbourg for several days. Describing itself as the center of Europe, Strasbourg is the home to the European parliament so it does have validity to this claim.
The highlight of the city is the Cathedrale Notre Dame. While we are likely to see a few more impressive cathedrals on this trip, this will be the one to beat for the time being. Completed in 1439, the spire rises to 142m and would be a feat even with today's construction equipment. The detailed statues (and gargoles, of course) were extensive.
The city also had an extensive canal system which hosts a boat tour and provided a very interesting view of the varied architecture throughout the city.