France

Lost in the beauty of Strasbourg

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Strasbourg is a little town in Alsace France. It wasn’t my intention to visit Strasbourg, but I lost my way to Colmar and ended up in the beautiful town of Strasbourg. Sometimes, getting lost has its advantages, and one of it is straying off a charming town with endless scenic views.

I instantly fell in love with the half-timbered houses lining the canals. It was winter, and I was absolutely freezing, but the picturesque town gave me a warm welcome to enjoy every second of my stay there. I know I won’t stay long in Strasbourg, and I hate to say that I could’ve include it in my Euro trip considering it only takes 2.5 hours from Paris to get there. Time was definitely my enemy, I only have limited time to visit every nook and cranny.

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Most of the restaurants were closed and it looks really gloomy, I wondered how it looked like in spring where the flowers are in full bloom and the skies are blue. Despite the weather, its charm never fades. I sat and contemplated of how alluring the town was.

I looked up and saw the Cathedral of Notre dame with its impressive astronomical clock. Its a pity that the church was closed. I could only stand in front of the highest medieval architecture in Europe. There is no time to climb the observation tower to get a breathtaking views of the whole town. The structure is so intricate, thus the attention to the details pulled me like a magnet, like it will captivate even the most stoic globetrotter.

I grabbed a Kugelhopfs and Cafe Latte at Woerle, I could taste the raisins and the almonds flavoured. It is a pastry that is shaped like a crown that I can’t help to ruin its form. It was delicious enough to satisfy my hunger, I haven’t eaten since my last meal in Paris. Ahhh, the coffee totally helped to keep me warm.

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I was fascinated by the historic buildings that manifest a mix of French and German culture. In Petite France, the historical quarters remain still. Ahh, what a shame I couldn’t stay even just for a night ‘cause I was booked to Colmar. What a big missed, nevertheless it made me feel like I need a comeback to discover the town. It really deserve a stay!

The winding streets felt like I was in a storybook. I passed by the Strasbourg Tourism office, I could’ve gotten myself a map, but what’s the use? It will only make me feel bad not to visit all of the best attractions that Strasbourg could offer.

Instead, I grasped an inviting pretzel, and took a bite while I walked to the train station. It broke my heart, I wished I didn’t come across this beautiful town.

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You should really revisit Strasbourg says Ita, the Indonesian girl based in Germany that I met on the road.

I nodded.

Stratsbourg, I got lost in your beauty. I swore I will come back. 

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