Midway between past and future:
The Imperial Quarter and the European Quarter

20 min à pied de l’Hôtel

  • Midway between past and future:<br/>The Imperial Quarter and the European Quarter

The Imperial Quarter or "Neustadt" (New Town) has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2017. The entire quarter was built during the "German Period" (1875-1918) and consists of a cluster of very impressive Neo-Renaissance style buidings neatly arranged around the Place de la République. Strasbourg was an obvious choice for the seat of the European Institutions; it is, after all, a city which, right from 1949, has witnessed at close hand Franco-German reconciliation. These insitutions include the European Parliament, which is the world’s largest democratically-elected parlementary assembly, the European Palace, which is home to the Council of Europe, and the Human Rights Building.