Alsace, a region of tradition and gastronomy in the north-east of France, is a destination full of attractions that lovers of discovery and authenticity will undoubtedly appreciate. Rich in history, Alsace has been the scene of battles between France and Germany several times over the centuries. To this day, the traces of German influence are visible and rooted in Alsatian culture. Sustainaway has selected the must see in Alsace for a unique stay rich in history, culture and especially nature.
Go on a city trip and discover the historical heritage of Alsace (France)
If you’re in Alsace, there are some highlights you shouldn’t miss like Strasbourg. As the European capital and capital of Alsace, Strasbourg is appreciated for its Gothic cathedral and the picturesque Petite France district. There you can see typical Alsatian houses along the canals and eat in traditional restaurants. The city has one of the largest museum networks in France including the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg (MAMCS) but also the Historical Museum of Strasbourg or the Alsatian Museum. Lovers of heritage, culture and the art of living have every chance to fall in love with Strasbourg!
Colmar is also a typical Alsatian town to visit. An hour from Strasbourg, Colmar is especially famous for its romantic Little Venice, Unterlinden museum and the small villages nearby. So if you’re going to Colmar, don’t hesitate to go to nearby towns such as the beautiful fortified town of Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé or Kaysersberg.
Dive into nature and make your stay in Alsace sustainable
Between the Vosges and the Rhine, Alsace has an exceptional nature with breathtaking landscapes. You can discover Alsace by bike along the mythical Wine Route and cycle through picturesque villages, vineyards, mountains and forests. In addition, the region is located at the intersection of three EuroVelo cycle routes, of which the Rhine Cycle Route EuroVelo 15 goes all the way to Rotterdam.
Beautiful hiking tours
You can also make beautiful and long hikes in the Vosges massif. The huge forest areas and the famous peaks such as the Hohneck, Grand Ballon and the Donon, are popular with hikers. Around important tourist places such as the high castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg or the monastery of Mont Sainte-Odile you can also walk beautifully.
Want to discover alsatian nature in a sustainable way? Choose paragliding over the Vosges, canyoning in the Ried or descend the mountains on a scooter!