Capitol of Europe, Capitol of Christmas, Euro-optimism are all catch pharses associated with Strasbourg. It is a city of beautifully preserved medieval buildings and a tremendous Cathedral, which is celebrating its 1,000 year old anniversary this year. The the European Court of Human Rights, large businesses are headquartered here as well as three universities, in which over 45,000 students study. It is a tourist town, a university town and a thriving modern city. I am enchanted with Strasbourg. Certainly it is French, but also German, since it has changed hands over the centuries. It has the best of both of those worlds, I believe. It is on my top ten list of most lovely cities I have ever seen.