Regional information about Alsace

The Alsace region is located in the eastern part of France and is on the border line with Germany. Slopes of the Vosges Mountains in the eastern region. There is a heavy industry along the Rhine river. The country side and villages in this area are beatufil! 
The region of Alsace has a very excellent variety of wines and a renowned tradition cuisine. Languages mainly spoken here is a mixutre of French and German.

Historical Signifigance

Rouget de Lisle was from Alsace. He was born in 1760 and lived to 1836. While he was in Strasbourg, in 1792 he wrote the war song for the Rhine army known as ''La Marseillaise''. Soon after, this went on to be the French National anthem. This area is mainly known for World War 2.

The Major City

The Major City in Alsace is Strasbourg

The History of L'alsace

Alsace was first conolized by the Romans in 58 BC. During the 5th century, the Alamanni invaded Alsace. It was soon replaced with the Merovingians who reorganised the region with the support of the church.
The name "Alsace" was first discovered around 625 BC. It soon had a separation into two separate areas that are very similar to present-day Alsace.
Between 1940 and 1945, the region suffered the hardships of Nazi occupation. In 1949, Strasbourg, the Council of Europe took its place along the very first European organisation, the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine. The European Parliament held all meetings here and the European Court of Human Rights also had the headquarters here. Strasbourg is the only town to host international institutions without being a national capital.
The Construction of the new European Parliament building in 1979.

Popular Attractions

Items its known for

 World War 2 was a very big deal in Alsace. The Struthof concentration camp, Alace-Moselle memorial, Le Linge, Hartmannswillerkopf site. These are very popular and historical places to visit. They explain the history of the war, and has many great battlefields which was a great fighting point in the war, and interesting sites and information to learn.


day 1-wine tasting, religious building viewing.
day 2-looking at castles, vistit battle places of war.
day 3-hiking