In the Northern part of the city lies the German quarter with impressive and pompous buildings from German period 1871 to 1914. The district houses many public institutions, but also vibrant cultural life such as National Theatre.
East of Strasbourg - on the other side of the river from Strasbourg tourist centre - lies Krutenau district. In Krutenau district, there are small streets filled with cafes, green traders and galleries. The University and the Academy of Fine Arts are the guarantors of an everlasting pulsating youth life. Also, Kronenbourg brewery is known as France's biggest brewery.