Strasbourg is the capital of Alsace, a city that has managed to preserve its past. Here there are several interesting monuments to visit such as the cathedral of Notre Dame, one of the most famous churches and it was for a time, a point of reference for the tallest buildings in the world. Very interesting are also the elements that make up the cathedral like the windows that create plays of light that in the period of the second world war these were dismantled and hidden to blow them from the bombardamenti.La facade of the cathedral is like an open book with statues that represent the Middle Ages
It is the highest expression of Gothic architecture, characterized by its 142 meter high spire.
La petite france is the water district in Strasbourg, which is best known for being the seat of the European parliament, but actually has much more to live on, to make this particular place the river that flows through the city that makes it a island and that makes the atmosphere romantic. During the Second World War this place was damaged but over time it was possible to restore it to its original state, half-timbered houses with sloping roofs in their ancient splendor. Their houses were then built near the many mills and closed to reconcile family and work life. Great place for lovers.
Maison des Tanneurs is a former tanner's house built in 1572 and is one of the most beautiful half-timbered houses in Strasbourg. Today, a nice restaurant, which mainly offers sauerkraut specialties.
Colmar is one of the most enchanting villages in France, to make this magical and fairy-tale city the canals of the Lauc river that runs through the whole city. Colmar is located on the Route des Vins, the Alsatian Wine Route, where you can taste excellent Alsace wines.
Little Venice is a small Venice because the city is crossed by the river and a series of bridges and canals like those of Venice. The Little Venice crosses the most characteristic streets of the center of Colmar, where they lived or the place that had their activities, such as the fishermen's boulevard, or the winegrowers' street. like desserts and freshly baked bread from patisseries and boulangeries
Mulhouse in Alsace
Mulhouse is a little French city, a bit German and a little Swiss, where many historical and artistic attractions to see and visit. Mulhouse, an industrial epic city since the 18th century, is a sort of French-style Manchester, and is considered the capital of Europe's most important technical museums.The heart of Mulhouse is Place de la Réunion, the square in the historic center overlooks the splendid town hall in style renaissance, if you are a car lover you can visit the automobile museum. This town is also famous for songs with musical hours, concerts or collective songs, also known as the city of fabrics because it is the cradle of the textile industry.
Riquewihr in Alsace is a country that inspired Disney's designers to recreate the village of Walt Disney's famous animated feature "Beauty and the Beast", this place seems to have remained in the ancient Middle Ages, beyond the ancient city walls you will come across a long cobbled street dotted with half-timbered stone houses and sloping roofs, each distinguished by a different color. To visit the city you must let the people and the Torre del Dodler, symbol of the city, carry a characteristic bell tower in stone of medieval origins and is nestled among the hills of Alsatian vineyards.
Ribeauvillé in Alsace
Ribeauvillé, famous for the production of Alsatian wines Its origins date back to the Middle Ages, when Ribeauvillé was known as the city of the best minstrels and troubadours of all of Alsace. This city is also a city of castles. Also entering this city 'seems to dive into the medieval past, throughout Alsace and that still today is held annually a folkloric Festival of Minstrels in which street artists from all over Europe participate.
The Route des Vins, or the Wine Route, a fascinating panoramic itinerary to discover the most renowned French wines which includes many hectares of vineyards, woods, hills and mountains. The Wine Route is a pleasant and tasty way to explore Alsace, alongside a visit to the villages. This is one of the oldest routes in France, you can take a walk down the road and admire the scenery, and it would be even better to continue with a bicycle or feet so as to admire the landscape even better. if you want to taste the wines produced on the spot you can stop in the winstubs or in the bars à vins.
Turckheim in Alsace
The village of Tuckheim because it is the only experience not to be missed in Turckheim is the Guardian of Night Watch, an event that evokes an ancient tradition. Not to forget this ritual is still wandering the streets of the city to light them with its lantern.
Turckheim enjoyed a strategic position in the Middle Ages and for this reason many remains of fortified structures were found on this territory. During the Thirty Years' War turckeim rejected the authority of the King of France, Turckheim was precisely the scene of a battle during the Franco-Dutch war Turckheim and the rest of Alsace were annexed by Prussia in the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian war. The city he returned to France only in 1918.
Obernai municipality in the Lower Rhine department in Alsace, in north-eastern France. It is located on the eastern slopes of the Vosges mountains. This region was owned by the dukes of Alsace and is the birthplace of St. Odile, daughter of the duke, who would become the patroness of Alsace. This is a tapa that unites the wine route. An idyllic landscape that arose in the Nazi era if you want to find the concentration camp not too far away.
Albe 'is located on the borders of switzerland and germany, albe' is a city of Alsace exited from a book of fairy tales, is a small village with few inhabitants and is located very close to the via del vinbo that can be traveled both on foot and by bicycle, this town has the typical half-timbered houses surrounded by vineyards.
Unfortunately very few buildings survived the Middle Ages, the numerous fires, riots, battles and destruction suffered by the village. Albé is the only country in Alsace to produce its own wine directly from locally grown and processed grapes.
Also this city borders with Switzerland and Germany, and is the only country that still has its medieval walls, it is still possible to walk through a garden planted with medicinal plants, and not far away you can see the witches who tells the story story of 40 witchcraft left at the stake during the witch hunt.
Not much is known about the origin of the city but there is evidence of the Roman presence, and the discovery of Neolithic silos that contained human remains. on Bergheim the story is very unstable as the city is constantly changing owners. To visit the city, however, many advise to do it on foot so that you can see the monuments and be able to walk through the streets admiring half-timbered houses its ancient fortified walls the beautiful 18th century town hall, or its linden planted in the 1300s and the castle of Reichenberg, the school of the 16th century.
It is also important to note the Gothic church, the synagogue, the cemetery, the ex ossuary and the German War Cemetery.
Eguisheim is a village located near Colmar and is a place very visited by tourists, this village has a long history, its land has been occupied since the Paleolithic and even this territory has changed priopretaries several times in fact there are traces and signs it was discovered by Duchi and Conti later. The first castle was built in 720 and so the first village was founded. Eguisheim is surely one of the most beautiful villages of the Alsace has many wine routes, and is a great place to take a walk around the city walls where you can see typical Alsatian half-timbered houses with windowsills with flowers and civil and military buildings are well-preserved and the church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, in Gothic style built in 1220, the fortified castle of San Leone IX, as well as the chapel of the same name, the fortifications, the dovecote and the three castles of Eguisheim.
Reichenweier fomoso for its production of Riesling and other fine Alsatian wines. Also famous for its great attraction of historic architecture. It is located on the Route des Vins, near Colmar. Riquewihr is one of the few cities in the area that was not seriously damaged during the Second World War. The medieval city is dominated by a castle from the same period.
There is a museum on Alsace during the Second World War and a torture chamber.