10 Must-See and Do Activities in Alsace, France

The charm of Alsace is undeniable. It is possible to practice exciting activities in both summer and winter. While cities like Strasbourg or Colmar are very well known, other urban and rural places are still little visited and yet worth a look. So that you don’t miss a thing during your stay in this beautiful region, we have gathered the best places and activities in Alsace for you.

Strasbourg

Impossible to miss the European capital during your holidays in Alsace! There, you will have a wide choice of activities. But to visit this pretty Alsatian town, there is nothing better than strolling through its narrow streets.

strasbourg
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Colmar

It is one of the most famous towns in this region, but also one of the most beautiful. If there is one place not to be missed in Alsace, it is Colmar. Indeed, you will be able to admire decorations worthy of postcards, in particular thanks to the architecture. During your escapade in this romantic place, we strongly advise you to opt for a small boat trip.

colmar
Credits: Flickr/ Colmar Tourist Office

The Alsace Wine Route

There are several wine routes in France and that of Alsace is certainly one of the most beautiful. You will discover magnificent panoramas. Besides that, wine and spirits lovers will be delighted to discover the know-how of the region.

meeting Alsace
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The small villages of the region

Alsace is not lacking in small towns and villages full of charm. You can easily find some that will totally correspond to the image of what we have of this region. Among the best known: Obernai, Eguisheim, Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé and Kaysersberg.

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Eguisheim
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Mulhouse

If Mulhouse is not made up of buildings with traditional architecture, the city has a unique aspect. Its attractiveness is based on its industrial past, but also in terms of the Arts. Indeed, Mulhouse has been able to renew itself very effectively. So, do not hesitate to go to the museums of the city.

mulhouse fine arts museum
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Local dishes from Alsace

Alsace is the perfect destination for foodies! Take advantage of your stay to taste the various local specialities, which are diverse and varied: flamekueche, pretzel, cervelat salad, sauerkraut or even spaetzle… In short, don’t expect to lose weight in Alsace!

Alsatian dish
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The Vosges

If you like relief and outdoor activities, go to the Vosges. Yes, Alsace also has a mountain range. There you can practice hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, etc.

Vosges
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The fortified castles of Alsace

This French region has many fortified castles on its territory. Most of them are very well preserved. We advise you to visit at least one of them. The best known are the castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg, Haut-Barr, Hohlandsbourg, Fleckenstein, and Lichtenberg.

Haut-Koenigsbourg castle
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The ridge road

This road is closed in winter. On the other hand, it is a very good alternative the rest of the year to discover majestic and wild landscapes.

Route des Crêtes Alsace
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Countries bordering Alsace

As you probably know, Alsace is located near two borders, namely Switzerland and Germany. We advise you to take the opportunity to go for a short visit to our neighbours. There is in particular the Europa-Park amusement park among a large number of activities that it is possible to do just a few kilometers from our territory. It’s a great idea to please young and old.

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Europa-Park Germany
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Mohamed SAKHRI
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I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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