Stras­bourg’s UNESCO list­ing ex­pands

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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

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