Renowned for its rich cultural heritage - there’s something for everyone in beautiful Alsace.
1. Let’s start with Strasbourg: the European capital is listed by UNESCO as a heritage site and is brimful of architectural wonders. The lacy pink sandstone 1000 year old cathedral is unmissable, but do wander off the beaten track; the city is stunning, with cultural gems at every turn.
2. Do leave time for the Musée Historique de la Ville de Strasbourg, for an insight into the turbulent history that has shaped Alsacien culture over the centuries.
3. Visit one of the many castles for which the region is renowned. 900 year old Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg was built to keep a watchful eye on the trade routes. Meticulously refurbished and with stunning panoramic views, the castle is one of the most visited monuments in France.
4. Clear your mind and take in the views at the peaceful convent on Mont Sainte Odile, home to a major pilgrimage route. On a clear day you can even see Strasbourg Cathedral’s steeple.
5. The enigmatic Celtic Pagan Wall can be found a short walk away from the convent. It is thought to date back to 3000BC.
6. Voyage back to an Alsace of yesteryear at the eco museum in Ungersheim. With over 70 authentic rural houses, activities include culinary workshops and a chance to discover period clothing and legend.
7. From the old to the new - well, almost - the largest Bugatti collection in the world can be found amongst the vintage cars at the Collection Schlumpf in Mulhouse. Classic car heaven, there’s even a track where you can try one of the beauties….
8. For those who like to mix their architecture with a little sport - what about a swim in Strasbourg’s very elegantly housed Municipal Baths. Make a splash or lie back and admire the setting.
9. And then there’s glass - namely Lalique. From art deco perfume bottles to contemporary crystal, discover the artists behind the world’s most beautiful glass at the Lalique museum in Wingen-sur-Moder. A must-see.
10. And wine! Oh, the wine! The Alsace wine route meanders over hill and dale, from grand cru to family winemakers, they’re passionate about their wines: Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Sylvaner or Pinot noir - it’s a wine lover’s paradise. Santé!
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