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The Wine Route

From the unmissable Alsace Wine Route to the Haut-Koenigsbourg, passing through the Alsace Ecomuseum

The Alsace Wine Route is the oldest in France. It winds its way from North to South through the hills of the vineyards over 170 kilometres, from Marlenheim to Thann. Along the way, you will find exceptional landscapes, wine trails, events and winegrowers who invite you to discover the Alsace wines.

From the end of April until the end of October, nearly a hundred wine and harvest celebrations punctuate the vineyards and invite you to taste the wines in a festive and friendly atmosphere. Unique moments to share with family and friends. 


Discover Strasbourg by fly boat

To appreciate the charms of Strasbourg, we recommend climbing aboard a fly boat which will allow you to discover the emblematic places of this European capital, such as the Petite France or the European Parliament. A 70-minute trip through the heart of Strasbourg's city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with commentary in 12 different languages, all at the barge's pace. 


The Houses of the Rocks

Let yourself be surprised by the last troglodyte houses

On the border of Alsace and Lorraine, the hamlet of Graufthal hosts " The Houses of the Rocks ", curious habitations encrusted in the rock whose origin goes back to the Middle Ages. The last inhabited house lost its tenant in 1958. Now restored and fitted out, the three picturesque dwellings allow visitors to discover the living environment of their occupants and the view of this place since the 18th century by artists: painters, photographers, illustrators, lithographers. Amazing!


Unterlinden Museum

In Colmar, take a cultural break at the new Museum Unterlinden

Enlarged and renovated after 3 years of work, the Unterlinden Museum reopened its doors in January 2016. If the star of the museum is still the precious and famous Issenheim Altarpiece, the addition of a second building now makes it possible to echo modern art with paintings by Monnet, Picasso, sculptures by Rodin or drawings by Dubuffet. A must-see in the most Alsatian city of the region.



Enjoy a traditional meal in a Winstub

The Winstub is a real Alsatian institution (whose creation would date back to the time of the construction of the cathedral of Strasbourg) to taste regional specialities such as Sauerkraut, Baeckeofe or tarte flambée. So let yourself be tempted by a meal in these traditional and friendly places with wooden tables, tablecloths in traditional kelsh fabric and typical decoration. An opportunity to discover Alsatian gastronomy accompanied by the delicious wines of the region.  


Christmas in Alsace

The unique experience of Christmas markets

If you visit Alsace at the end of the year, the Christmas market experience is a must! Alsace is the homeland of Christmas markets, the first of which was held in Strasbourg in 1570. Among the most famous are those in Colmar, Strasbourg, Kaysersberg, Ribeauvillé, Eguisheim, Mulhouse, Obernai, Haguenau... So let yourself be guided by the decorations, the perfumes, the sweets and the handicraft treasures that illuminate Alsace from the end of November to Christmas. 




The castles of Alsace

Throughout the seasons, the 80 stone sentinels of Alsace captivate lovers of history, nature and architecture. These medieval structures, which overlook the Alsace plain, offer breathtaking views. While some are in ruins and maintained by volunteers, others are intact and can be visited in the company of enthusiasts. The 450 km long Castle Trail takes hikers from one castle to the next, passing by other must-see sites.



Ecomuseum of Alsace

Immerse yourself in a living village-museum and meet the independent winegrowers

Located in Ungersheim, the Ecomusée d'Alsace is a park that immerses you in a typical Alsatian village. The houses were taken down from their original villages to be entirely reassembled here, and it is a success. Especially since this open-air museum is also an opportunity to revive Alsatian know-how by discovering old trades such as clog maker, blacksmith, carpenter and of course winegrower. You can meet the independent winegrowers for a visit and a tasting, on Sundays during the summer season, in the winegrower's house.



Hiking in the vineyards on the Bacchus circuits

If you are a hiker, the Bacchus circuits in Alsace offer you different routes through the vineyards, from Marlenheim to Molsheim. Along the Trötele hike, you will find educational panels that evoke the work of the winegrower, the fauna and the flora.