Strasbourg from the Barrage Vauban
N 48° 34.768 E 007° 44.299
32U E 406943 N 5381477
Quick Description: You can climb to the top of the Barrage Vauban where you have a great view of the Strasbourg skyline.
Location: Alsace, France
Date Posted: 7/13/2007 11:49:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM1VER
The Vauban Dam (or the "Great Lock", as it made it possible to flood the entire southern end of the town if needed) was built around 1690 by Tarade based on plans supplied by the military engineer Vauban. An attractive panoramic terrace, has been laid out at the top of the building, from where visitors can admire the layout of the town and its network of canals.
Accessible every day (except the 14 and 15/07) from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
City Name: Strasbourg
View Type: Over Land
Location Type: Man-made Structure
City Lights: Not Listed
Fee: Not Listed
Logging requirements are left to the waymark owner, but a photo is always appreciated.