Located in the Alsace region of France, Strasbourg is the capital of this region and also the official seat of the European Parliment. It is also located in a geographically significant area between the Rhine River and the Black Forest of Germany. This territory has gone back and forth between French and German rule (as well as once being held by the Romans, Alemanni, Huns and Franks). Hence a duality in the city seen in its architecture, cuisine and bilingual residents. But, enough history!
The food is delicious, the people friendly and the sightseeing amazing! I suggest at least 2-3 days to explore the city (especially if you want to see the multiple parks - we didn't have time but I want to go back when the flowers are blooming.) And make sure you eat at La Corde a Linge (The Clothesline) for lunch or dinner - our group of five each ordered something different and everyone loved it!