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The old part of Riquewihr

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The old village of Riquewihr




Places to visit and stay in the old village photos and guide. The village is about 9 miles from the old town of Colmar just off the D3 road.

Riquewihr is an idyllic town that is located in the Alsace region of France. This charming town is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world, and the best time to visit Riquewihr is during the spring and autumn seasons.

During the spring season, the town is awash with colors as the flowers begin to bloom. The mild temperatures of spring make it perfect for exploring the town's many winding streets without feeling too hot or cold.

The town's vineyards also come alive during this season, making it a great time to sample some of the local wines. Autumn is another great time to visit Riquewihr. The town is surrounded by vineyards that turn golden red during the fall season, creating an incredible backdrop for the town's half-timbered houses.

The weather during this season is cool and comfortable, making it perfect for exploring the town's many outdoor attractions. If you're planning your trip to Riquewihr, it's important to note that the town can get quite crowded during the peak summer season. So, if you're looking for a quieter and more peaceful experience, spring and autumn are the best times to visit.

The archway leads to the main street in Riquewihr

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If you arrive by car leave it outside the walls the village is mainly pedestrian.

Nearly every house is brightly painted with a mixture of balconies and flower boxes. Many have cobbled courtyards one of the things I noticed was the shop signs. Made out of iron the very old ones are now in the postal museum.

A typical house in the village

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The village has plenty of shops, wine cellars and cafes. At the tourist office you can take guided tours of the old town from the end of June to the beginning of September.

There is a little train that take you through the vineyards.You can try some of the local wines at Higel et Fils 3, rue de la premiere armee 68340

Here are the top 5 must-see sights that you cannot afford to miss while in Riquewihr.

1. Riquewihr Castle: This medieval castle is located on top of a hill and offers stunning views of the town and surrounding vineyards. The castle has been beautifully restored, and visitors can take a tour to learn about its history.

2. Dolder Tower: This tower is the only remaining part of the town's fortifications and is a symbol of Riquewihr's history. Visitors can climb to the top of the tower for panoramic views of the town and the surrounding countryside.

3. Maison Hugel: This beautiful mansion was built in the 16th century and is now home to one of the best-known wine producers in the region. Visitors can take a tour of the estate and learn about the wine-making process.

4. Saint Nicholas Church: This 16th-century church is located in the heart of Riquewihr and is a beautiful example of Renaissance architecture. Visitors can admire the intricate carvings and stained-glass windows, as well as attend mass.

5. Riquewihr Christmas Market: If you are visiting Riquewihr during the holiday season, you cannot miss the Christmas Market. The market is held in the town's main square and offers a wide variety of local crafts, food, and drinks. The atmosphere is festive and magical, and it's the perfect place to get into the holiday spirit.

These are just a few of the must-see sights that Riquewihr has to offer. Whether you are interested in history, architecture, wine, or food, there is something for everyone in this charming town.

The photo shows a street in Riquewihr you can see that the houses are smaller on the ground floor and go out on the upper floors.If you are feeling hungry after a busy day sightseeing here is a list of restaurants in the village

A map of the area

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The village as several hotels and a campsite I have picked out two of the hotels for you to see

Hotel Le Schoenenbourg

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The Hotel is open all year round right in the middle of the Wine Route. It features an outdoor pool, a sauna and free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy a daily continental breakfast on the outdoor terrace.

You will be able to visit the whole region from Riquewihr.

Best Western Hotels Le Schoenbourg Riquewihr



Hotel au Riesling

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Rooms at the Au Riesling feature traditional decor and include en suite facilities, a TV and a telephone.

You can follow the wine-trail to Riquewihr and discover charming narrow lanes and half-timbered houses.

Free private parking is provided at the Au Riesling, making it easy to explore the Alsace region by car.

Hotel Au Riesling


Compare the hotels in Riquewihr for the best prices

Riquewihr is a charming and picturesque village that is definitely worth visiting. With its fairy tale-like architecture, colorful houses, and quaint little streets, it feels like you've stepped back in time.

For first-time visitors, we recommend starting your tour from the upper part of the village and making your way down towards the lower part. This will allow you to fully appreciate the views of the vineyards, as well as the different architectural styles of the buildings.

Make sure to also visit the different museums, such as the Museum of Communication or the Museum of Viticulture, to learn more about the history and culture of Riquewihr. And of course, don't forget to indulge in the local cuisine and wines! For future visitors, we recommend visiting during the spring or summer months when the weather is mild and the vineyards are in full bloom. You may also want to consider taking a guided tour to fully appreciate the rich history and culture of the village.

Overall, Riquewihr is a hidden gem that is waiting to be discovered. So make sure to add it to your travel bucket list and experience its charm for yourself!

A stone fountain, with pretty flowers, in Riquewihr

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