Kehl on the Rhine

25 March 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Kehl © Uwe Barghaan/cc-by-3.0

Kehl © Uwe Barghaan/cc-by-3.0

Kehl is a town in southwestern Germany in the Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg. It is located on the river Rhine, directly opposite the French city of Strasbourg. In 1338 the first permanent bridge between Kehl and Strasbourg was completed. In 1678 the city was taken over by France, as it was considered to be part of the defence system of Strasbourg. Hence the village was transformed into a fortress in 1683 by the French architect Vauban.   read more…

The Greater Region Luxembourg, Lorraine, Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate and Wallonia

16 October 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, European Capital of Culture

Großregion map © Staatskanzlei des Saarlandes

Großregion map © Staatskanzlei des Saarlandes

The Greater Region is the area of Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Wallonia, the French Community of Belgium and the German-speaking Community of Belgium. It is not identical with the SaarLorLux Euregio, being in the same territory.   read more…

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