In Dijon its mustard, in Alsace its sauerkraut. You can't avoid the cliché! In the same vein, there are also storks and a few white wines that are not to be missed. Bathed by the Rhine, on the border of Switzerland and Germany, this epicurean destination offers other specialities such as tarte flambée and baeckehoffe. Alsace is famous for the Christmas markets that enliven its towns and villages every year. It is the traditional know-how of its craftsmen which is then highlighted. Alsace is also three prestigious cities, Colmar, capital of the wines of Alsace and Mulhouse the cosmopolitan, former textile city rich in technical museums, rub shoulders with Strasbourg, European capital bathed in canals, deployed around the Grande Ile de l'Ill with its Gothic cathedral with its famous animated astronomical clock. Many other attractions are to be discovered: the Haut-Kœnigsbourg castle, fortress on its mountain for nine centuries, the Mont Sainte-Odile, place of pilgrimage, the natural areas of lakes and forests, the wild beauty of the Vosges, without forgetting the... 180 Alsatian museums. As France's leading cycling region with 2,500 km of cycle-roads and greenways, Alsace is an invitation to walk. So there is more than one route to follow through the region, on foot, by bike, on horseback, by car and even by boat on the river. Your tour guide will help you plan your itinerary.

The must-see places in d'Alsace

When to go to en Alsace?

When to go to Alsace? If the magic of Christmas symbolizes this destination, the region offers attractions all year round: the flamboyant autumn and the scents of spring, swimming in the lakes in summer, the pleasures of snow in family resorts in winter. But let's be honest, if this destination is enjoyable all year round, nothing beats the magical festivities of December. You should also know that if tourists flock particularly during this period, they are also numerous during all school holidays because Alsace lends itself to family tourism. In autumn, activities around the grape harvest and the winegrowers make the Alsatian wine route even more attractive. In any case, as the destination is very touristic, it is better to prepare your trip in advance. In return, you will benefit from well-established reception facilities and services on site.

The Route des Crêtes is closed in winter due to snow and, during the harvest, access to the vineyard paths is regulated. The Tourist Offices will inform you of the most suitable itineraries.

Prepare for your trip en Alsace

Transportation
  • Airport/Station car parks
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Airbnb rental
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

Pictures d'Alsace

There are currently no pictures for this destination.

Discover l'Alsace

Practical information
When to travel?

When to go to Alsace? If the magic of Christmas symbolizes this destination, the region offers attractions all year r...
Read more about it

Weather forecast

Alsace enjoys a contrasting continental climate, with cold and dry winters and hot and stormy summers. The off-season...
Read more about it

Featured articles d'Alsace

Top 10 destinations pour organiser un séminaire

A large proportion of large companies and associations with many employees organise seminars. A company seminar is a working time that aims to bring together employees of the same company or group that has branches all over a territory in order to reflect on specific themes, stimulate productivity, increase employees' skills, or even reward them. It can also be a team building convention, a time that aims to increase the well-being of ...

Top 10 des plus beaux villages (et villes) d'Alsace

On the French-German border, Alsace offers a wide range of tourist activities. Its villages and towns are renowned for their originality and beauty in all four corners of the globe: half-timbered houses with a medieval look, wells and window sills full of flowers, ancient legends and a warm atmosphere. Lost in the vineyards of the Grands Crus, they offer singular landscapes and heritage, which will have no difficulty in seducing you, whether ...

Le salon Egast de strasbourg reporté au mois de juin

Egast, a trade show dedicated to the catering and hotel trades, was initially scheduled to take place in March. Strasbourg Évènements, the organiser, announced that due to the evolution of the coronavirus on the territory and for health reasons, it was preferable to postpone the event to June. It is therefore at the very beginning of the summer that the participants will have the pleasure of meeting at the Palais des Congrès in Strasbourg ...

Charlie Cunningham en concert à l'Espace Django de Strasbourg !

Softness is what awaits the people of Strasbourg with the upcoming appearance of the artist Charlie Cunningham at the Espace Django. His shivering voice, the sound of his guitar strings and his harmonious accompaniments make up a light-hearted ensemble. This genius songwriter, the king of English pop rock is back with the release of a new single called "Permanent Way" and does us the honour of settling in Strasbourg for a night. Since the ...

Discover the bike tours en Alsace

Review