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Kaysersberg rivals its neighbors as being one of the most appealing towns in Alsace. Vineyards tumble down to the town from its ancient keep and 16th-century houses line narrow roads along the rushing River Weiss. Albert Schweitzer was born here and his house is open as a small museum... more

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In the region of Alsace, Hunawihr boasts a much-photographed fortified church sitting on a little hill among the vineyards beside the village and the Center for the Reintroduction of Storks. Just a few years ago the roofs of the picture-book villages of AlsaceAfrica and the center is ... more

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From Itterswiller the Route du Vin in Alsace travels through a number of wine towns crowned by the ruins of their castles, Château d’Haute Andlau, Château de Landsberg above the larger wine town, Barr, and the Château d’Ottrott above the charming village ... more

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From Itterswiller the Route du Vin in Alsace travels through a number of wine towns crowned by the ruins of their castles, Château d’Haute Andlau, Château de Landsberg above the larger wine town, Barr, and the Château d’Ottrott above the charming village ... more

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From Itterswiller the Route du Vin in Alsace travels through a number of wine towns crowned by the ruins of their castles, Château d’Haute Andlau, Château de Landsberg above the larger wine town, Barr, and the Château d’Ottrott above the charming village ... more

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Venturing up from the medieval village of Saint Hippolyte the road climbs steeply above the vineyards to Haut Koenigsbourg, the mighty fortress that sits high above the town. This massive castle was rather overzealously restored by Kaiser Wilhelm II in the early part of this century t... more

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In the Alsace Wine Region, from Munster, the D417 climbs and twists through green Alpine fields dotted with farms. Climbing higher, you enter a vast pine and oak forest to emerge at the summit, Col de la Schlucht, which offers spectacular views across the wild slopes of the Vosges mou... more

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Riquewihr, one of the most beautiful villages in Alsace, is completely enclosed by tall, protective walls and encircled by vineyards. It is easy to understand why this picturesque spot is a magnet for visitors. This picture-book village is a pedestrian area, its narrow streets lined ... more

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The Route du Vin in Alsace is signposted and follows a winding itinerary through the vineyards. From Obermorschwir a narrow road climbs steeply to Husseren les Châteaux, which consists of three small castles perched on top of the hill. A cluster of homes with the castle are per... more

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Strasbourg is the grande dame of the Alsace Wine Region and one of France’s most beautiful cities. Set on the banks of the River Rhine where it meets the Ill, Strasbourg’s city center is full of charm. The old quarter is an island banded by the River Ill, with the Place Kl... more

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Colmar is the largest town along the Alsatian wine road and an important center for wine trade. Beyond the suburbs lies a pedestrian zone—an interesting mix of French and German culture and architecture. Short streets wind round old buildings between the plazas and lead you to t... more

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Strasbourg is the grande dame of the region of Alsace and one of France’s most beautiful cities. Strasbourg is gorgeous and well worth the effort to navigate its miles of urban surround to penetrate its old quarter.Set on the banks of the River Rhine where it meets the Ill, Stra... more

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Strasbourg is the grande dame of the Alsace Wine Region and one of France’s most beautiful cities. Set on the banks of the River Rhine where it meets the Ill, Strasbourg’s city center is full of charm. The old quarter is an island banded by the River Ill, with the Place Kl... more

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After the suburbs, in the heart of Colmar lies a pedestrian zone-an interesting mix of French and German culture and architecture. Short sreets wind round old buildings between the plazas and lead you to the town's old quarter, with its intricately carved and leaning houses, known... more

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In Alsace, the town of Scherwiller is dominated by the ruined castles of Ortenbourg and Ramstein high on the hill above.... more

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Rising behind the attractive town of Ribeauvillé at the heart of Alsace, are the three castles of Ribeaupierre, a much-photographed landmark of the region. The shady side streets with their beamed houses are quieter and contain some lovely buildings... more

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Riquewihr, one of the most beautiful villages in Alsace, is completely enclosed by tall, protective walls and encircled by vineyards. It is easy to understand why this picturesque spot is a magnet for visitors. This picture-book village is a pedestrian area, its narrow streets lined ... more

  • Karen Brown Recommended