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Route des vins d'Alsace

From Marlenheim to Thann, France
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Ranked #4 of 220 attractions in Alsace
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving, Wine tasting
Description: A beautiful 75-mile drive through the Alsace filled with medieval châteaux and wine vineyards.
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Leuven, Belgium
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

you like wine, and especially white white wine? then you should not miss the following The Route of the Wine. taste and buy as much as you like, the people are very nice, most of them speak also German (except the French of course) and if they see you really struggle manage to explain you also something in English. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

From Saint-Hippolyte to Riquewihr was an amazing adventure. Unfortunately we went in "off-season" so it was pretty chilly and there weren't any grapes on the vines...but driving through, you can only picture what it would be like in the spring/summer. We only had two days to explore the area. We started by visiting Haut Koeningsbourg castle in Orschwiller, France located... More

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North Wales
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Our Alsation Wine tour was ok but rain made it impossible to see the Heiligenstein vinyards and the town of Obernai which is at the foot of the Vosges Mountains properly. This was a pity but we did enjoy our tour of the wine cellar and the wine tasting. The wine was extremely good and much better than what we... More

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Country Victoria, Australia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
44 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

A medieval treasure of the past in a countryside vineyard setting. Colourful, narrow, streets run in concentric circles from the oval outer ramparts of the old town. A wealth of architectural features, balconies, oriels, gables at odd competing angles; balconies and window boxes bursting with colour; planter boxes and pots filled with vegetation and flowers. The colourful well maintained dwellings... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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168 reviews 168 reviews
29 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We spent 25 days in Europe, 10 of which were in Colmar. We hired a taxi to take us from Colmar to Eguisheim. (12 Euro) and hiked thru the vineyards, a small forest, and up to Turckheim. The route du vin signs were easy to follow. Signs showed which grapes were on vines, mostly pinot grigio and pinot noir. The... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The route is composed of small (and smaller) towns which specialize in local cuisine (many German staples, crispy pizzas called flammekueche or tarte flambee, chocolates, local cheeses and sausages), beer (the best in France due to proximity to Germany, no doubt), and wine. The towns have lots of touristy shopping in addition to many, many places to grab a bite,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We are based at Eguisheim and will only do small part of the Alsace wine route, but I can recommend three great towns to stop and wander at your leisure. We visited a number of towns, some we stopped in and walked, some we just drive through. The towns, besides Eguisheim that have their own character, history and worth a... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The route is fairly well signposted with the usual gaps in signage typical of these sort of routes. We picked up a particularly good one at Colmar Fair. If you do it though, go off piste a little and give yourself the treat of a drive up the col d' schlucht and then over to the Grand Ballon. at 1300m... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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208 reviews 208 reviews
83 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The whole route is over 170kms of winding roads covering more than 100 towns starting from Marlenheim in the north to Thann in the south. Most people will enter the road from Obernai (coming from Strasbourg) and go up to Colmar, especially if they're doing a day trip. That's what we did as well (wish we had 2 days). The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We set Colmar as our base. The city is part of the route de vins and has a pretty historic centre full of restaurants; we suggest to take an hotel there as the rest of the city is not great. A close airport near Colmar is Basel. You can leave the airport by the French side (there is also a... More

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