Tourism and tours in Alsace

 

Although Alsace is one of the smallest regions in France, it has a great variety of landscapes, offering its tourists fabulous places to see and a great number of opportunities to visit the region.
For this purpose, we selected for you the best tours you should not miss, so you will fully enjoy your journey in Alsace.
You will certainly be seduced by its History, its castles or its wonderful views on the plains, it is really  magic and restful : the perfect place for dream holidays.

 

 

 

The City of Strasbourg

 

 

Famous for its Christmas Market ( from 22 Novembern2019 to 30 December 2019), which attracts every year so many visitors, Strasbourg has however so many other touristic attractions.
You may for instance discover the alsatian gastronomy with its famous Choucroute, but also the Flammekueche, the Kougelhopf and of course wine and beer.
Besides, its whole historical downtown is listed by the UNESCO World Heritage.
The places you cannot miss when visiting the city are : la Petite France, the Cathedral, Place de la République, Place Kléber, Parc de l'Orangerie and also the very lively district of la Krutenau.
Not to forget, in a more modern style : the European Parliament, or the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Near the Hotel de l'Orangerie you will discover the "Jardin de l'Orangerie", a garden with so many flowers and trees, the Pavillon Joséphine, boating, games for children, a zoo with monkeys and storks.
Only a few minutes to walk, and you will be in this garden, made for leisure and well-being ; a true happiness to walk in these gardens, a pleasure to see and to play, on 0.6 square km. A green strip, Le Jardin des Deux Rives, lies between the border France / Germany, along the Rhine.
Not to miss : the Route des Vins, it is this winding thread, which runs along the eastern part of the Vosges, unrolling peacefully on the hillside, crossing about 60 vineyard villages and 15 official districts “Alsace Grand Cru” in the Bas-Rhin area.
Overhanging the Alsatian plain, the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle is the most famous castle and one of the most visited monuments in Alsace.
Also forbidden to miss is the city of Colmar, well-known to be the capital city of Alsatian wine ; its magnificent historical downtown with its lovely old houses, but also its charming district “La Petite Venise”, with colorful façades along river Lauch, bring here thousands of tourists.
The museums of the city have also interesting masterpieces , especially wonderful altarpieces , such as the Issenheim one, which was made by Grünewald in the 16e century ; you will find it at the Unterlinden museum.
Less touristic, but also interesting, Mulhouse has kept a lovely pedestrian downtown, with its traditional architecture ; the city has also increased the status of its industries.
On the other hand, Alsace has also charming villages, most of the time permeated with their winery ; for instance in Riquewihr, the pearl of the vineyard, one of the most visited villages.
But you can also discover the beautiful façades with wooden pieces which make the regional architecture so unique, in the villages of Ribeauvillé, Wissembourg or Hunspach.
More southern, the park of Hautes-Vosges offers beautiful landscapes, with round summits, high meadows and forests.
This natural park allows you to practice many sports in summer , such as trekking , but you can also tumble down the snowy hills on your skis as soon as it starts to snow ; you can follow the “Route des Crêtes” to cross the whole park.