Artist and illustrator of books for readers of all ages, including the children's book “The Three Robbers”, Tomi Ungerer, who was born in Strasbourg in 1931, is considered to be one of the greatest illustrators of the last 50 years.

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A one-hour walk away from the Oberalp Pass in Graubünden, it is the only place where the river can be crossed in one stride.

With a surface area of 2.5 hectares, it is also the start of a 1230 kilometre journey through four European countries to the North Sea.

Boat rides enable visitors to get even closer to the falls. To meet shipping, agricultural and power generation requirements, weirs and hydraulic plants have been built on the River Rhine.

These often create obstacles difficult for migrating fish to overcome on their way to their spawning ground.

An observation room enables visitors to watch the salmon, eels, trout and river herrings on their way upstream.

In conjunction with the first cross-border garden show in 2004, Kehl and Strasbourg linked the French and German banks of the Rhine with a "passerelle" - a bridge for the sole use of pedestrians and cyclists.

Welcome to the Eurovelo 15 website - the Rhine Cycle Route A symbol of French-German reconciliation and European unity, Strasbourg is considered to be the capital of Europe due to the presence of several European Union and other institutions in the city.

With it being the home in particular of the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg is one of the rare cities, together with New York and Geneva, to house international institutions without it actually being the capital of a state itself.

Its facilities stretch over 28 kilometres making it the fourth largest port in the world and the largest in Europe.