France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Imperial District, Strasbourg, France
When Germany ruled Strasbourg in the late 1800s, it left its mark on the city.




Strasbourg's Imperial District reflects the power and will of Germany, which came to power in 1870. This was a period of great growth for Strasbourg, and of extensive building.

The Place de la République is the center of this district, with several buildings of note. The Rhine Palace is the largest and most impressive. Across from it is the National University Library, and the Strasbourg National Theatre. All of these date from the late 1800s.

Other nearby buildings of note include the Opéra at Place Broglie and the Église Saint-Paul, with its tall spires. The church dates from the late 19th century and is the second tallest in Strasbourg, after the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg. The Place Broglie plays host to Strasbourg's famous Christmas Market; started in 1570, it's the oldest Christmas Market in Europe.

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