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10 activities to get the most from springtime in Alsace

It's springtime in Alsace! To get the most from the first sunbeams and to really recharge your batteries, we have prepared a selection of activities for you to help you welcome the fine weather with a smile. Discover them today!

Head off to see the animals

The spring is here, and with it the first rays of sunlight. The arrival of the fine weather means it's the perfect time to visit one of Alsace's wildlife parks. As you wander around, young and old alike can admire the monkeys, eagles, bears, wolves, lions and many other marvellous animals!

Discover all of Alsace's wildlife parks

Hiking through Alsace's outstanding natural environment

Whether alone, as a couple, as a family or among friends, the springtime is perfect for hiking and discovering nature as it awakes from its winter slumber! In the plains, the vineyards or the mountains, plan your own route and explore the area on a go as you please basis. You'll be surprised by the sheer beauty of the Alsatian landscapes bathed in the first rays of sunlight, and brought to life as the first flowers emerge!

Suggested hiking and walking routes in Alsace

Nature au printemps en Alsace

Flower picking

Nature is slowly awakening in the springtime, offering us fields of magnificently coloured flowers which gradually emerge over the space of a few days or weeks. Why not add a touch of springtime to your home? Throughout the region, you'll find fields specially devoted to self-service flower picking offering a huge variety of flowers waiting to be picked, with tulips from April onwards or roses, peonies and lilies from May. A relaxing moment in the heart of the country for nature lovers.

Enjoy all the joy of cycling at the Slow-Up

In early June, saddle up for the Slow-Up! This special sports day enables you to discover or rediscover the Alsatian Wine Route thanks to a route specially reserved for bicycles, rollerblades and scooters, etc. A must-see event for anyone keen to discover this picture postcard landscape of castles, villages in bloom and undulating vineyards in a whole new way!

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Slow Up Alsace

Enjoy a springtime beer on the terrace

The return of the fine weather offers the perfect excuse to enjoy a glass of the year's new beer on the terrace of a bar or restaurant. The Christmas beer is all gone, and it's now time for the so-called "Spring beer" or "March beer" with its fruity springtime flavours for a delightfully mild, fresh sensation. But remember... till April's dead, change not a thread.

Alcohol abuse is dangerous for health. Consume in moderation.

Sampling regional products

With the fine weather now here, the market stalls offer a wealth of uniquely fresh products with a variety of tastes and flavours. Market gardeners and other professionals from the food industry will be delighted to let you taste their products in a happy and friendly atmosphere! Fill your basket with tasty products and "buy locally", while protecting your health with high quality products.

Choose your market

Marche gourmande - vignoble Alsace

From the springtime to the autumn, the food-themed walks increasingly found throughout the region provide an opportunity to sample our regional products in a whole new way. During your walk, there are plenty of food themed places to stop off, where regional products and produce take pride of place. An original and user-friendly concept bringing you an opportunity to enjoy a stroll in the open air through Alsace's countryside and vineyards!

Strolling through Alsace's parks and gardens

Romantic, poetic or contemporary, in the spring, Alsace's parks and gardens look forward to welcoming you for a special moment close to nature. Take advantage of this to enjoy a stroll in a colourful, floral environment. From the north to the south of the region, Alsace's parks and gardens are exciting sources of inspiration for young and old alike. These attractive havens of peace are synonymous with tranquillity, offering the perfect place to dream and relax!

Discover our selection of parks and gardens in Alsace

Discover the Easter festivities

"Eclats de Pâques en Alsace" is a not-to-be-missed spring event! A variety of events are organised throughout the whole region to celebrate the arrival of the fine weather including Easter events: art exhibitions, craft workshops and the famous, Easter markets or Easter egg hunts for the kids.

Discover our Easter events

Colmar fête le printemps

Visit a museum by night

In May, many Alsatian museums take part in European Museums Night. These museums are open free of charge for a night, enabling you to discover the sheer variety of their collections and propose highly original activities specially designed for this mysterious night including performances, concerts and workshops, etc.

Each year, this not-to-be-missed event proves immensely popular, particularly in Mulhouse with its "Mystery Night". A fantastic night spent searching for clues and solving mysteries in various museums around the town.

You have the whole night in front of you to discover the museums but don't be scared, because the statues and stuffed animals don't come to life during the night…

More information about European Museums Night