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Not-to-be-missed sites to be visited in Alsace

Discover our selection of not-to-be-missed attractions in Alsace to get the most from your stay! Visit towns brimming with culture and heritage, or admire the breathtaking natural landscapes with their vineyards, plains and peaks. Welcome to Alsace!

Strasbourg, the European capital

Strasbourg, the European capital, combines picturesque charm and abundant cultural and artistic attractions. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage, its town centre welcomes you with its narrow cobbled streets and lively districts. Admire the pink sandstone "lacework" of its thousand-year-old cathedral, take a stroll to the Petite France district with its canals and half timbered buildings, or discover its cultural attractions with our many museums, theatres, concert halls or festivals.

Strasbourg - Quartier de la Petite france

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Colmar: the Alsatian wine capital

Experience Colmar, the Alsatian Wine Capital, and its unique art of living! Enjoy a culture-themed visit to the Unterlinden Museum, or take a barge trip along the water in the romantic Petite Venise district. Located on the Alsatian Wine Route, this town stands out for the richness and diversity of its heritage sites including listed buildings, Gothic architectural treasures and traditional houses.

Colmar - Quartier de la Petite Venise

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Alsace at its creative best

Take advantage of your visit to Mulhouse, Alsace's creative capital, to discover a genuine cultural melting pot. The town has superbly made the transition from its proud industrial past, which you can discover thanks to its many technical museums. From the great adventure of the French railways to prestigious motor vehicles, not forgetting the rise of the textile industry and its precious fabrics, Mulhouse pays tribute to technical know-how but also to art, which you can discover in the town centre.

Mulhouse - Place de la Réunion

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The Alsatian Wine Route

With villages in bloom, outstanding plots, rolling hillside vineyards, wine cellars and merchants brimming with grands crus of all kinds, mediaeval towns or passionate winegrowers, there's so much to experience along the Alsatian Wine Route! Along a distance of more than 170km, this route offers a great deal to see and do. Explore the wine trails or learn all about how to taste the wines produced from our 7 traditional grape varieties: discover the Alsatian dolce vita on the Alsatian Wine Route!

Katzenthal à l'aube - Route des Vins d'Alsace

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The Peak Route

Explore the peaks thanks to this outstanding tourist trail: the Peak Route in the Vosges range. Take in the incredible panoramic views and enjoy hiking between the lakes and forests with an unimpeded view enabling you to admire the Alsatian plains, the Black Forest and sometimes the Alps. Explore the landscapes at your leisure, with high mountain pastures and mountain flowers waiting to be admired for a distance of some 73km.

Route des Crêtes - Vue sur le Lac Blanc

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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

From this impressive mountain fortress, you can admire the whole Alsatian plain unfolding before you. Go through the first portcullis to take a journey back to the days of the knights in shining armour and discover the saga of this castle and its nine centuries of history.

Le château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

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Le Mont Sainte-Odile

You can admire the whole Alsatian plain from the summit of Mont Sainte-Odile and discover this leading Alsatian heritage site. Perched at an altitude of 753 m, this rocky headland is home to a major pilgrimage site in an outstanding natural environment. When you walk the nearby paths you'll take a journey back in time as you discover the enigmatic Pagan Wall while enjoying a relaxing and spiritual stay in the Mont Sainte-Odile area.

mont_sainte_odile-otobernai

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L'Ecomusée d'Alsace

Journey back in time at the Ecomusée (living museum) and rediscover the rural life of Alsace's inhabitants in the 19th and 20th centuries. In this village comprised of more than 70 authentic rural houses, explore the open air museum and discover the activities, trades and know-how of yesteryear. Take part in the many activities organised for the whole family including culinary workshops, storytelling, legends and a chance to discover period costumes and clothing.

L'Ecomusée d'Alsace

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