The region of Alsace in France has long been associated with storks. These great birds are a spectacular sight in flight and a source of curiosity and wonder nesting on the roofs and chimney tops of many buildings and chimney tops around the region. They almost disappeared from Alsace but a successful breeding program helped to re-establish their numbers.
Louis the Pious
There is a legend associated with them that goes back to 817 when Louis the Pious, who was the son of Charlemagne the great emperor decided to split his lands between his three sons. However, Louis was not a firm man and his second wife persuaded him to revoke his original decision and make her own son the heir. Louis son’s rebelled and waged war upon their father. Read more