Today is Strasbourg the capital and largest city of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region in eastern France and the seventh largest city of France. The Grand Île, Strasbourg's historic centre, is since 1988 on the UNESCO World Heritage List. France's oldest and biggest Christmas market is also held in Strasbourg.
After World War II Strasbourg became a symbol of the French-German reconciliation and the European integration, as the city's European District became home to various European institutions. It is the home to the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament. It is considered to be one of the Capitals of Europe. The European District of Strasbourg got the European Heritage Label in 2015.