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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.

The old village of Riquewihr is enclosed in its medieval walls. It is overlooked by a castle which is now used as a museum.

The village is in one of the richest wine growing areas in the Alsace region. It is a major tourist spot for people driving along the Alsace wine route.

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

riquewihr house picture

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

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

street in Riquewihr picture

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

hotel au riesling picture

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


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A stone fountain, with pretty flowers, in Riquewihr

fountain riquewihr picture

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