Strasbourg’s UNESCO listing expands
First added to the World Heritage list in 1988, Strasbourg’s UNESCO site has been extended to include its Neustadt (meaning ‘new town’) which was designed under the German administration between 1871 and 1918. The original UNESCO site, Grande-ile, is the historic centre of Strasbourg, structured around the cathedral. Combined the two districts offer a unique urban space that is specific to the Alsatian town, representing the dual French and German heritage present in Alsace and Strasbourg. Strasbourg’s Grande-ile and Neustadt are now listed as a ‘European urban scene’, UNESCO announced on Twitter.
La Grande-ile in Strasbourg was listed by UNESCO back in 1988