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Kleber Square , probably the most famous place in Strasbourg on a hot sunny day ... which unfortunately does not last throughout my stay in Alsace and Lorraine ...

According to Wikipedia:
" Formerly known Barfüsserplatz ( instead of going barefoot in German, due to the presence of a franciscain1 monastery , it was destroyed between 1528 and 15312 ) and Place des Cordeliers ( Wenzel Hollar , writer ( 1607-1677 , the Winter , View of the Place des Cordeliers in Strasbourg 1630 - Collection of Prints and Drawings , Strasbourg) it becomes Waffenplatz the seventeenth century ( Place d'Armes in German ) and the Place Kléber June 24, 1840 , at the inauguration of the mausoleum in honor of General Jean -Baptiste Kléber Strasbourg statue representing him in the foot , in which a vault containing his coffin since 1838 . from 1940 to 1944, the site was renamed Karl Roos Platz named the Alsatian autonomist Karl Roos (in French Charles Roos ) executed by French soldiers in 1940.

After the heart of the old tram network (1886 - 1960) , and large parking area , crossing a road, the square was redeveloped controversially in 1994 by the architect Guy Clapot .

This transformation is made in the context of the pedestrianization of the historic center of the city, as well as in the return of the streetcar that lines A and D through the western edge of the square, in the extension of the rue des Francs Bourgeois .

In 2007, Place Kléber is fully refurbished ( simultaneously with the complete restructuring of the island Aubette ) . Green spaces (depending on specifications of the landscape architect Gilles Clément) and long lakes surrounded stone gneiss are emerging ... "

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