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Obernai 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 and castles is notable for its history going back for more than 12 centuries. By the number of wineries, this charming town is one of confident leaders of the province. Cave de Ribeauville white wine is produced there.
It is simply impossible to imagine the journey around the picturesque Alsace without buying souvenirs; for many tourists shopping trips turn into an exciting adventure. The fact is that … Open
The wine center of the region is the city of Dambach-la-Ville, where tourists can see the richest and most extensive vineyards of the province. Totally, there are more than 30 wineries in and around the city. Alsace is the perfect holiday destination not only for fans of fine wines, as the region is literally created for active leisure and family vacations.
Travelers staying on vacation with children should definitely spend a couple of days in Mulhouse and visit the local zoo. It was founded in 1868 and is considered one of the most beautiful zoos in France. Its spacious enclosures are inhabited with about 1,200 animals; it’s also worth noting that the zoo is combined with an incredibly beautiful botanical garden. There is a special seating area for younger guests, where kids can feed rabbits and get acquainted with friendly inhabitants of the zoo, donkeys and piglets of wild boar. Copyright
Alsace is one of the richest provinces of France from a cultural point of view. Strasbourg is the capital of the region; it’s worth to start exploring its attractions with a visit to … Open
Hiking around scenic places is also very common among tourists. You can choose one of the charming city parks for a relaxing stay or go for a few days to beautiful suburban areas. Alsace has everything for hiking and cycling.
Petite France, Strasbourg Those preferring a more unhurried stay have to choose Strasbourg. Here you can find an incredible amount of entertainment centers and shops to suit all tastes. At weekends there are great markets in Strasbourg. Colmar has amazing Rue des Boulangers. Like many hundreds of years ago, the first floors of buildings are occupied with various bakeries, confectioneries and restaurants, and there is always wonderful aroma of fresh baking on the street. Interesting souvenir shops and colorful markets can be found in almost all cities of the province.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Alsace and surroundings

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Alsace
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Ballons des Vosges' , 38.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Vosges du Nord' , 73 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Schwarzwald' , 81.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Alsace
♥   Amusement park 'Cigoland' Kintzheim, 6.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Europa-Park' Rust, 21.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Familienpark Funny-World' Kappel-Grafenhausen, 21.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'FreizeitPark Bell' Bell, 22 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Fraispertuis City' Jeanménil, 52.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Alsace
♥   Restaurant 'Restaurant des Deux Clefs' Ebersmunster. Type - Traditional cuisine. 6.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Vieille Tour' Sélestat. Type - Traditional cuisine. 6.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Au Bon Pichet' Sélestat. Type - Traditional cuisine|Country|Alsatian. 6.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Am Lindeplatzel' Mittelbergheim. Type - Traditional cuisine. 8.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Gilg' Mittelbergheim. Type - Traditional cuisine|Alsatian. 8.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Alsace from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

From the series “The greatest France castles ”
The very first mention of the fortress dates back to the end of the 8th century. According to the research of archaeologists, the first wooden castle was built on the ruins of an ancient Roman citadel. The fortress was repeatedly rebuilt and completely changed its appearance for hundreds of years of existence. Many of the nobles, Dukes, and royals were the owners of the castle. The fortress fell into disrepair in the middle of the 17th century. Interest in it returned only in the Renaissance. … Read further

Europa Park

From the series “The Most Fantastic Amusement Parks in the World”
All the pride and one of the distinctive features of the park are the roller coasters. There are 10 varieties of this popular attraction for the park visitors. The park is characterized by its original design. Its territory is divided into 16 zones, each of which is dedicated to a European country. In every 'tiny country' one can see its most striking national landmarks - the traditional buildings, the models of outstanding sights and the theme-themed theme. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

Hilton has announced that it will soon begin a project to build a new hotel in Kyoto. It will be located in the heart of the city, in the prestigious area of Sanjo-Kawaramachi. Guests will be able to easily reach all areas of interest in the dynamic city, many popular attractions and recreation areas will be within a walking distance from the hotel. Read this


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Guide to your best city break in Alsace - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Alsace - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Alsace?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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