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Top 10 Attractions to Visit in Alsace

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Top 10 Attractions to Visit in Alsace

Alsace is located in the Northeast of France and is famous for its gastronomy, world famous wines (it is one of the world’s pioneers of wine tourism) and its beautiful towns and villages.

There is so much to do and see in Alsace, as such, compiling this list was a hard one. From the enchanting capital Strasbourg to the charming villages on the wine route, Alsace has many cultural and historical points of interest.

Strasbourg

Rich in art and history, the old town stretches across the entire Grande Île. Take a stroll and savour the enchanting atmosphere, allowed by its considerable architectural heritage.  The cathedral of Strasbourg is the undisputed landmark of the city. Gothic in its design, it is known as one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe.

Alsace Wine Route

The ultimate symbol of Alsace’s fine wine and food, the Alsacian wine route stretches across 170km. From Thann to Marlenheim, the route goes through various picturesque villages and well known wine producing towns. All this whilst taking in the breath-taking Alsacian landscapes – not to be missed!

Colmar

Colmar is known as the capital of ‘Alsacian wines’. Colmar has a ‘country town’ atmosphere, and has 1000 years of European history. It offers a diverse range of cultural, sporting, nature, relaxation and culinary experiences.

Route des Crêtes des Vosges

Offering sublime countryside and panoramic views across to the Alps, the road is 80km long linking the town of Thann to the Col de Bonhomme pass. The road passes through bucolic countryside’s, rounded mountains, lakes, rocks, pastures and forests of majestic pines.

The Haut-Kœnigsbourg Castle

The castle is 747 metres high and dominates the Rhineland Plain. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in France. The castle offers an insight in to 15th century mountain fortresses in the Alsace region. Plunge in to an environment of architecture and furnishings!

Wissembourg and the Northern Vosges

Discover the medieval town of Wissenbourg, and go through the Northern Vosges Nature Reserve. The trail runs along the edge of the forest. Discover the vineyards at Cleebourg and visit the thermal spa town of Niederbronn-les-Bains. There is so much to see in this part of the region!

Alsatian Christmas Markets

The Christmas markets in Alsace’s towns and villages are a major event. Discover so many festive delights, as lots of little wooden huts descend and offer you a world of delicious fragrances, arts and crafts, culinary surprises and lots more!

The Alsace Ecomuseum

This is the largest living open-air museum in France and shows an Alsatian village from early 20th century. Discover what rural life was like in Alsace and learn about the traditions and art of the region. It offers temporary exhibitions, attractions and events both large and small.

Mulhouse

Mulhouse is a beautiful city that combines tradition with modernity. It has a wide range of exceptional museums, great parks, and unforgettable events

The Sundgau to the South of Alsace

The Sundgau is an area in southern Alsace close to the borders of Franche-Comté, Switzerland and Germany. Enjoy views of the Jura Mountains and thick forests. The medieval village of Ferrette is well worth a visit. Admire lots of heritage sites such as windmills, wash houses, and farm buildings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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