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Preparing your trip to Alsace: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1.It’s convenient to travel the province on high-speed TGV trains; they can be an alternative to quite comfortable buses. Tourists always have an option to rent a car; it is worth noting that there are free roads connecting towns of Alsace.
2. The province is characterized by a fairly dry climate; summer is always pretty hot and winter is cold. Those who expect to devote a lot of time to hiking and excursions are recommended to have a trip during the off-season.
3. Shoppers should take into account that almost all local stores accept credit cards. It’s worth to carry a sufficient amount of cash, if you are going to visit street markets and small restaurants in remote towns of the province.
4. You can pay for purchases and services in euros only; any other currency won’t be accepted here. Money can be exchanged at any of the local bank; they usually serve clients from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
5. Mains voltage is 220 V; all hotels have European-style sockets. Adapters for electrical devices are available upon request in large hotels. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Those who don’t speak French perfectly should definitely take a phrasebook with them, otherwise it won’t be easy to find a common language with natives. Locals learn foreign languages, but it is simply not accepted to communicate in other languages.
7. Going to one of the gastronomic establishments, it’s worth remembering that tipping is required. The tip is usually about 12-15% of the account; in large restaurants service charge may be included in the total.
This picturesque province never ceases to attract connoisseurs of fine French wine. There is a tremendous amount of old wineries in Alsace. Ribeauville town surrounded by beautiful vineyards … Open
8. One of the busiest tourist seasons in Alsace is Christmas holidays. At this time, holiday markets are working in all cities of the province; the largest market is in Strasbourg. At this time, it’s better to book a room in a hotel in advance.
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What to visit being in Alsace - unique sights

Europa Park

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To the fans of the breathtaking attractions one can recommend 'France', where one of the most dangerous roller coasters of the park - 'Silver star' is located. The height of the roller coaster is 73 meters. 'Italy' and 'Spain', where the special arenas are equipped, will please the theatrical friends. The park, which is visited by approximately 5 million people annually, is situated on the extensive territory with the area of ​​62 hectares. At the disposal of the visitors, it offers more than hundred original attractions and the interesting daily entertainment program. … Read further

Riquewihr

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Place des Trois Eglises houses three major religious attractions at once. Those include the parish church of the 12th century, the church of Notre Dame, which was built in 1337, as well as St. Herard church, which in the 16th century city housed a school for boys. Old fortifications have survived in the city too. It's particularly amazing to walk along the courtyards of old mansions, where hundreds of years ago the wealthiest citizens used to live. … Read further

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Travelling to Alsace - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Alsace. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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