Apart from the wine, one reason to visit the Alsace region is for the beautiful, fairytale villages and towns. With cobbled stone and timbered houses, the Alsace region is like a trip into the past. Here are the most picturesque locations I experienced whilst visiting in April with my mum.
Walking through Eguisheim was like stepping into a fairytale. Here I discovered a real treasure in the Alsace. Full of unique, colourful buildings delightful courtyards and fountains, it would be hard not to fall in love with this charming place. The circular town is surrounded by vineyards which are lovely to walk up.
As a famous architect once said, ‘In Strasbourg your eye is never bored’. It is a beautiful city to walk around with plenty to do. The Petite France region has a particular charm and I was completely taken in by the fabulous wisteria house here. This is the perfect place to base yourself for exploring the Alsace region.
I remember Riquewihr as a town full of colour. Walking down the Main Street was dazzling. The blue and yellow house pictured below were two of my favourite houses we saw.
This is a small yet charming village along the Alsace wine route. As you can tell we visited at Easter time. I ate a delicious traditional flambé here.
This is a quaint little village with vineyards all around. You can drive (or hike) to the top of the surrounding hills to get a panoramic view of the village.
Colmar is well-known to be a fairytale town. Unfortunately whilst we were there, some building work was happening and we were unable to appreciate it in all its glory. I’d love to return and see it without all the Easter markets covering the cute courtyards.
This is a very small yet charming village. I wish we we could have stopped to explore properly here (we drove through). One thing I immediately noticed were hearts on top of some of the houses. People used to display these hearts on top of their houses if a lady there wished to get married. Boys who intended to get married had a green bottle above their roof.
Many people hike around here with a picnic ready to enjoy the views. We only drove through this village but did not fail to notice the lovely scenery.