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AttractionsAlsace France

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Strasbourg - Capital of Alsace and Europe.

Haut-Kœnigsbourg- Visit a true Château fort. Has a nice view of the Plaine d'Alsace.

Mont Sainte-Odile- Don't miss the once thought Pagan Wall that makes a nice hike to walk along. Another plus is its price of admission, free! Has geat views of the Plaine d'Alsace.

Obernai- Set at the base of Mont Sainte-Odile this village has an abundance of typical Alsacien homes. Also there is a vineyard nearby that makes for a nice walk.
Home to Chateau de Hell.

Ecomusée d'Alsace(Living Museum of Alsace, near town of Ungersheim)- Nice place if you are traveling with kids. Original and newly constructed homes that are typical of Alsacien architecture. Also a working farm ,vineyard, bakery and blacksmith are part of the museum.

Route du vin d'Alsace(Wine road of Alsace)- Any tourist office will have a map. Is also marked, but you'll want a map to avoid getting lost. If you're really adventitious try biking it.

Suggested Reading - Vintage France: Adventures Along the French Wine Route

Le Plan Incliné de St Louis Arzviller- Lock system that allows boats to go up hill.

Châteaux du Haut-Barr- Climb up to the top of the large tower, the view is amazing. You get a beautiful view of the Alsace Plane along with the Black Forest

Saverne/Château des Rohan- It has two museums plus the Château visit. The archaeological museum has a wonderful display of Roman Art.

Natzwiller-Struthof Concentration Camp (Le Struthof)- Locally referred to as 'Le Struthof' it was the only concentration camp in France, was used from 1941 to 1945, during this time more than 17,000 people where killed. About an hour drive from Strasbourg, near towns of Natzwiller and Struthor. Guided tours in French only, documentation in English.

Biking along the Canal de la Marne au Rhin- Leave the city behind and bike along this canal that travels from Strasbourg to Saverne. This is a wonderful ride and should not be missed if you're the sporting type. What makes this bike path so wonderful is that at the speed of a bike you miss nothing and are able to take in your surroundings, unlike in a car.

Kaysersberg- The birthplace of Albert Schweitzer this village is nestled in a valley with a stream running through and vineyards surrounding it. A stroll down its medieval streets is enjoyment in itself. The building next to Albert Schweitzer's childhood home houses a small museum, 2-euro entrance fee. The château should not be missed, as it is easily accessible and takes no more that five minuets to reach, the clime is steep.

Signal de Grendelbruch - Great place to hike in the summer and play in the snow in the winter. This summit of the Vosges is the closes to Strasbourg.


Cities of Colmar and Mulhouse(Pronounced Mul-lose.), along with the towns of Sélestat, Sainte-Maire-aux-Mines and the village of Riquewihr.

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