On the banks of the Rhine, a beautiful and historic city that is now the seat of the European Parliament
Educational Visits & Study Themes
- Strasbourg Cathedral, a stunning Gothic masterpiece. Although damaged in 1870 and in 1944, it is now restored to its former glory.
- Strasbourg Astronomical Clock, a 19th century version of an original 14th century clock. At 12.30 angels turn over hour glasses, a cock crows three times, and the twelve apostles parade before Christ.
- Colmar, this picturesque town is renowned for its well preserved medieval centre with narrow traffic-free cobbled streets and half-timbered houses.
- Château du Haut Koenigsbourg, This impressive castle commands fantastic views. Guided tours in English are available.
- European Parliament Buildings, when Parliament is sitting only visitors sponsored by an MEP are usually accepted. Applications for all visits must be made in writing at least three months in advance.
- The Council of Europe, visits include a film, a visit to the chamber used by the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly and a discussion on the role of Council of Europe.