Although it might appear coincidence, almost all our Strasbourgeois friends spent last weekend in the mountains, as did we. It seems the recent snowfall prompted the entire population of the Rhine valley to seek higher ground – for skiing, sledging and snowballing possibilities.
The beauty of Strasbourg’s location means that there are thousands of ‘higher ground’ possibilities within an hours drive of the city. You can head east into the Black Forest Mountains, or west to the Vosges, either way the scenery is stunning all year round.
So it’s not surprising to learn that many Strasbourgeois buy themselves a holiday home in the mountains to pop to at weekends. Yes – that’s a holiday home less then an hour away from your normal home!
An hour from my home in London would have got me to … the M25! (on a good day).