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A FASCINATING Destination


Alsace. Its half-timbered buildings and colourful little houses with flower-filled windows, but also its exceptional museums, its famous Wine Route at the foot of the Vosges Mountains, and so much more. Alsace checks all the boxes for the perfect holiday, whether romantic, cultural, active, festive, or gourmet!

A BIT OF HISTORY

Located in north-eastern France, Alsace is a lovely little region bordered by the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine River. With big cities, traditional villages, the Rhine Plain, mountains, and the Wine Route, Alsace has something to please all tastes. The land has long been coveted. In 1870, Alsace was annexed by the German Empire after France’s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War. In 1919, Alsace rejoined France at the end of World War I. Then, in 1940, the region was once again annexed by Germany during the World War II, before finally becoming French in 1945. These tumultuous times gave Alsace its unique and cosmopolitan identity, which remains to this day.

Presentations of Alsace

Browse our presentations for tour operators and travel organizers.

Click on the links below for a general overview of Alsace as well as presentations on different themes:

    Cities and countryside

    Alsace boasts a wide range of landscapes to explore. The Rhine Plain is home to surprising cities and quiet paths, the Alsace Wine Route winds along the mountainsides, and the Vosges Mountains beckon for outdoor adventures. Nature in Alsace is an endless source of wonder!

    Did you know ?

    • Alsace has a population of nearly 2 million

    • Alsace has two international borders: with Germany and Switzerland

    • The region is known for its five symbols: sauerkrautstorks, the traditional headdresscathedrals, and half-timbered houses

    • The Alsace Wine Route was founded in 1953 and stretches for 170 km from the north to the south of the region

    • The Grand Ballon is the highest summit of the Vosges Mountains, peaking at 1,424 m

    • Strasbourg has two UNESCO World Heritage districts

    • Mulhouse boasts renowned technical museums, including the world’s biggest automobile museum

    • Colmar is the birthplace of Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty

    • Haut Koenigsbourg Castle was completely renovated by the emperor Wilhelm II

    • The Amish, a religious community in the United States, originated in the valley of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines in the 17th century

    • The oldest wine in the world is preserved in the historic cellar of the Strasbourg Hospices

    • The railway network connects the biggest cities of Alsace for easy travel around the region by train

    • Three EuroVelo cycling itineraries cross Alsace: the EuroVelo 5, 6, and 15

    • Want to know more? Please contact us!

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