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The Alsatian Vineyard Route includes 67 towns and villages. For a complete list, see: [http://www.alsace-route-de-vins.com]
 
The Alsatian Vineyard Route includes 67 towns and villages. For a complete list, see: [http://www.alsace-route-de-vins.com]
  
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Nearby destinations are [[Strasbourg]], [[Basel]] (Basle), [[Baden-Baden]] and the [[Black Forest]].
 
Nearby destinations are [[Strasbourg]], [[Basel]] (Basle), [[Baden-Baden]] and the [[Black Forest]].

Revision as of 20:48, 24 January 2007

The Alsatian Vineyard Route is a mostly rural route in Alsace, France. The route stretches from Wissembourg in the north (near) Karlsruhe to Thann in the south east to Mulhouse. The route goes along medievil wine producing villages situated on the slope of the Vosge massive.

Regions

The route is officially divided into four regions: going from the South to the North, Thann-Colmar, Colmar-Ribeauville (Rappoltsweilen), Ribeauville-Obernai, Obernai-Wissembourg.

Municipalities

The Alsatian Vineyard Route includes 67 towns and villages. For a complete list, see: [1]

Other destinations in the region

Nearby destinations are Strasbourg, Basel (Basle), Baden-Baden and the Black Forest. Do not miss Hochkoenigsburg, a reconstructed medievil castle on the top of the mountains.

Talk

As Alsace use to be entirely German speaking until WW II Alsatian German is still common. The stocks of German tourists in the area also contribute to the fact that you can get along everywhere with German. French is the only official language and is spoken by everyone, apart from elderly people who still prefer to avoid it. English is usually only basically understood.

Get in

As the Alsatian Vineyard Route is a rural area accessibility with public transport is highly limited. If you drive a car you will find the signs very helpful guiding you to the next stop along the route. The roads are small though and not lit, so avoid travelling in the dusk if you can.

Get around

You can get around by foot everywhere you go.

See

All wine villages along the route are medievil and were almost perfectly preserved. They are normally tiny, which allows you to go through such a village in about half an hour. Bigger villages are Ribeauville, Kaysersberg, Thann, Molsheim, Obernai, Barr and Guebwiller. Colmar is a city and requires an entire day.

Itineraries

You can tour the route for several days depending on how much of it you want to see. For one of the four regions specified above a day should normally suffice.

Do

Eat

Alsatian food: Sour Cabbage, quiche Lorraine, tarte flambee, Kugelhopf, Black Forest cake and macarons.

Drink

Local Alsatian wine, which is excellent!

Stay safe

Get out

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