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Heritage and history

Heritage and history

With castles in the Vosges foothills, the blockhouses of the Maginot Line, the Vauban fortifications listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, not to mention Strasbourg and its Grande Ile, in Alsace more than anywhere else heritage is alive and well and waiting to be discovered. An impressive combination of French and Germanic cultures, the richness of our troubled past is etched on the Alsatian landscape. If you love history and monuments, take the time to explore our towns and villages !

Must-sees

Must-sees

Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle
Nine centuries of history Towering at almost 800 metres, Haut-Koenigsbourg boasts an...

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The land of castles

The land of castles

Alsace Castle Route
Lands of legends, living stones, vibrant forests. The Alsace Castle Route awakens... and beckons...

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Religious heritage

Religious heritage

The cathedral of Notre-Dame
"A prodigy of the gigantesque and the delicate," as Victor Hugo claimed. Strasbourg Cathedral...

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Unesco and Vauban architecture

Unesco and Vauban architecture

The Covered Bridges
Continuing on from the Petite France area we come to the Covered Bridges. These have kept their...

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Memorial sites

Memorial sites

Centre européen du résistant déporté / Site de l'ancien camp de concentration de Natzweiler-Struthof
Opened in 1941, Struthof is the only structure of its type on French soil. 52,000 prisoners were...

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Industrial heritage

Industrial heritage

Cité du Train - Train Museum
"In Mulhouse, you can discover the largest and most beautiful museum in Europe dedicated to...

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Traditional villages

Traditional villages

Ribeauville - one of the oldest medieval town in Alsace
Located on the Wine Route, between the vineyards and mountains, half-way between Strasbourg and...

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Events

Events

Maintenance of the castle Bernstein
Spring is coming, so the maintenance days at Haut Andlau start again. Contact:...

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Accommodation ideas

Accommodation ideas

Hôtel Beauséjour
Just a few minutes from the town centre of Colmar, capital of Alsace wine, Beauséjour Hotel...

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Ideas of stays

Ideas of stays

Family Weekend in Northern Alsace
The modern comfort of the hotel IBIS Haguenau, the discovery of the Apart-forest in the...

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