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On Location: Saverne and The Rohan Castle

The Alsatian region is rich many historical spots, that will satisfy anyone looking for discovering and learning new things, as well as just spending their time among beautiful views.  One of them is Severne, which has a lot of charming architecture, traditional restaurants as well as monuments to explore.


Saverne lays about 45 km North West of Strasbourg.  It is a large town located at the base of Vosges Mountains and by the Rhine-Marne canal.  Its name originates from Roman times, when there were 3 taverns.  The city has a rich history that dates back to the Roman period.  It houses several castles and Roman-era ruins.


At the centre of Saverne lies the Place of The Unicorn, where there is a statue of the Unicorn.  It is believed that a unicorn dipped its horn in the waters around here and gave them their therapeutic powers.


The area has a wonderful charm and  is full of regional architecture.  Once in town, it is worth visiting Taverne Katz.  The restaurant busts great atmosphere and serves specialities of the local cuisine.

The Rohan Castle


The Rohan Castle is one of the major attractions in Saverne.  It is an eighteenth-century palace that used to house the Archbishops of Strasbourg.  The building lost its value after the clerical authority was abandoned in the 18th century. and was renovated by Napoleon III.  The Castle has an impressive 140 metre wide façade of red vosges sandstone. The building now is used as a museum and a hostel.

The Rohan castle has a magnificent architecture with a front corridor made of red Vosges sandstone which both impressive and rare. Napoleon used the building as army barracks but now the building is a museum. There is a serene harbor along the sides of the canal where visitors relax. Many medieval era buildings are also a sight to behold.


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