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The Neustadt quarter (New town): photo description (Neustadt)

In 2014 German/New quarter (or the quarter Neuestadt) Strasbourg became a candidate for inclusion in the list of world heritage of UNESCO. It was built in the late XIX century after the Franco-Prussian war (1870-1871).

This area was covered with buildings in the Prussian style, and it became the centre of the square Kaiserplatz, later renamed Republic square. The ensemble of the square consists of five buildings, including the Rhine Palace, the national theatre of Strasbourg and the University library. The Rhine Palace was built as the residence for the Prussian Emperor. Its author, Herman Eggert as the sample took the Palazzo Pitti - the Florentine residence of the Medici family, built in the spirit of the Italian Renaissance, therefore, the Rhine Palace was built in neo-Renaissance style.

The building was built in 1892 in style of neo-classicism. During the First world war it was the seat of the Parliament of Alsace, and during the Second building was badly damaged and then restored. The theater is located in this building since 1968. Fragments of this building included in the register of historical monuments. The building of the University library was built three years later, she has the status of national library.

On Republic square in 1936, the monument was erected "to the Victims of Strasbourg" - it is dedicated to the residents who were forced to fight against each other. Its author is a disciple of Auguste Rodin, Leon Ernest, Drive.

In the German quarter is also home to the University, the student was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The University is adjacent to Avenue of Robertsau, which leads to the headquarters of the Council of Europe building which was built in 1970, the European Parliament and the European court of human rights.