Join me on a walking tour of Strasbourg! We’ll talk about its origins as a Roman camp, the moments of glory as a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Germanic Empire, its millenary cathedral, Strasbourg and the events of the French Revolution and how the Marseillaise was written down in this city (yeah, weird, right?) and we will visit the canals of the Petite France. But I want to offer you something else (and that no one else will), as a lover of History, I’m passionate concerning stories of WW2, so we will have a conversation regarding Strasbourg during its darker years, from its bombing in 1870 by the Prussian troops, the return into France after the First World War and the life of the town throughout the Second World War. We will talk about the Nazi occupation of Strasbourg, from the life experiences of Anne-Marie, my girlfriend's grandmother (she is still alive and is happy that I'm sharing her life with you!) We will walk by places that saw their original names changed, like the old Adolf Hitler Platz, the Karl Roos Platz, we will walk outside the former Kommandantur and all that while I tell you about the American bombardments that the city suffered allowing the entrance of the allied forces. By the way! I'm not a fan of huge groups (Quality over quantity) and if you have a dog: this experience is dog friendly!
I come from Chile, a former law student, former tourist guide in Chile and backpacker who travelled from Ecuador to the Strait of Magellan (passing multiple times through Patagonia) that decided to cross 13,000 km to improve his language skills at the University of Strasbourg. Hdhdhd Passionate about history and World War II, I arrived to Strasbourg, falling in love with it and now hoping to share my deep affection for Strasbourg with you.
While we walk, I will show you some pictures of Strasbourg during WW2! Also, if you have a camera, I can take pictures of…
Visit of the Old Town of Strasbourg and others like Place de la République, Place Broglie, Place Gutenberg, the Cathedral Notre Dame de Strasbourg, Place Kléber, Petite France