Vieille Ville
Vieille Ville
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David
Oxford, UK1,591 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
This this very pleasant Alsatian village is certainly worth going to.

Be mindful that it's very popular and it may be difficult to get part at times. I had to do a bit of a drive around the Suburbs in order to find somewhere to leave my car.

But worth it, lots of nice shops, good place to go at Christmas time.
Written December 26, 2023
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Turner S
1,453 contributions
May 2021
Picturesque would be an understatement. It’s a fairy tale village that doesn’t seem real. In addition to the beautiful architecture, you can taste wine at what seemed to be dozens of tasting rooms. You only need a couple hours here and it is well worth it for the photos alone. I had always heard Colmar had the fairy tale look but it can’t hold a candle to Riquewihr.
Written May 9, 2021
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aaarlen
Gyor-Moson-Sopron County, Hungary253 contributions
Aug 2020
It is a very interesting and spectacular small town, with a great atmosphere. The many colored houses, restored to their original condition, are charming. Many small cafes, restaurants, gift shops, large parking lot nearby. Great place for a nice afternoon trip.
Written August 25, 2020
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AlterSchwede13
Boblingen, Germany1,583 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
an absolute MUST DO. You can hardly get enough of these colors. In addition, this historic ambience, transported back to an ancient time. And yet this modernity: studios, art, trade. Yes, also the usual things that tourism demands, but beyond that too. Of course, I get all kinds of wines, sausages, cheese, pastries here. Special mention must be made of the permanent Christmas market.
This city is the most beautiful in Alsace.
Written June 27, 2022
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DesdinovaUK
Dover, UK735 contributions
Aug 2022
Beautiful Alsace village with cobbled narrow streets. Beautiful medieaval coloured buildings.

However it is a very popular tourist destination, so expect it to be busy. Parking can also be difficult as cars are obviously not allowed into the old town

Plenty of bars, restaurants, cafés, glassware and craft type shops.

Well worth a visit
Written August 25, 2022
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Sylvain G.
Lugrin, France196 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
The one, single, main street of the inner city represents everything you need to see on the whole area 200km around. Typical houses, typical restaurants and typical city walls.

There are a lot of car parks around, although for a small fee.
Written December 25, 2019
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KemikOjstra
Maribor, Slovenia1,593 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
Although cities of Strasbourg and Colmar in the region of Alsace are very beautiful, there is in my opinion no more authentic Alsatian village as it is Riquewihr which simply reflects all of the Alsatian magic in the best way. Village itself is embraced with vineyards (therefore you can try many types of vine in some winstubs there) and also some houses have parts of vine leafs on them. Village is nearly historically untouchable on the hill and when you walk around it, you still think that you are like in the 15th or 16th century Alsace. Practically nearly all houses are timber-framed with German tradition as it is typical also for Alsace (and would be also in some German cities if they would survive the World War II with architecture). You can also hear some Alsatian dialect of the German language on streets, although the majority of people in village are tourists (as village has only above 1000 residents). There are many souvenir shops and traditional old restaurants, some narrow streets and, above the all, village walls with medieval Dolder tower. I had a great time there and will surely return there at least once in my lifetime. It is simply history and Alsace in their best.
Written September 25, 2016
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Daniele B
Udine, Italy10,701 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
Medieval village, with a remarkable architectural heritage, located in between of vineyards producing renowned wines, a must-see step on the “Route des Vins d’Alsace” (Alsace wines route) and on the “Sentier viticole des Grands Crus” (Grands Crus’ wines trail).
Classified in the list of “Les plus beaux villages de France” (the most beautiful France villages), it’s characterized by a great number of “maisons à colombage” (half-timbering houses), distributed almost everywhere inside the village.
The local tourism office renders available, further to several other brochures, a leaflet that, together with a plan of the village, lists all most interesting sites to be seen.
Following what the leaflet recommends, you’ll go through the main road, that cross Riquewihr along its whole length, making then some deviations into the lateral alleys, showing very enchanting hidden glimpses.
Really particular is the Dolder tower, that was the entry gateway to Riquewihr, and was hosting the village guardian and his family; it shows two completely different facades. The inner one, looking to the village centre, is partially made in stone, and shows a artistic half-timbering portion and a time-giving clock; outside, the tower has a severe fortified look, which purpose was to impress whoever was approaching the village with bellicose instinct.
From Dolder tower, a first surrounding wall starts, on top of which many houses have been built; a second town wall is still partially visible on the outer side, with a further entry gateway, reachable in the past through a drawbridge.
The main road shows a sequence of half-timbering houses, some very particular, which timbers are minutely and wisely notched, with a lot of coloured flowers, climbing plants, elaborate wrought-iron signs, sometimes walls with intense colours.
The houses host plenty of small hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops of any kind.
Nevertheless, somewhere you’ll see some house entirely realized in stonework; this means that the owners were well-off, since they have been in the position to build the house, without being forced to use wood, that was much cheaper than stone.
Riquewihr is almost always invaded by a multitude of tourists, arriving with coach even from nearby Germany; due to that, somebody could evaluate the village as artificial and commercial. We have luckily had the way to enjoy it almost empty, together with just a few pedestrian that, like we did, were enjoying a relaxing walk; in such a way, I believe, we got its appeal and real essence.
I conclude with some recommendation concerning board and lodging: we stayed at the B&B Aux Treilles (Chambres Kohler), just a short walk from the village centre; definitely a perfect stay.
Some restaurants we tried for dinner, all with good quality: Au Trotthus, la Grappe d’Or, D’Brendel Stub; to limit the expenses, address your attention to the available set menu.
Written October 4, 2013
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Michelle R
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Dec 2013 • Couples
the traffic/parking is ridiculous but this town is so cute you'll think it was made for a disney movie. we were here at christmas and it gets EVEN CUTER with the decorations. you won't believe it. i think it's the cutest of all the alsatian towns. Some other good ones are ribeauville, kayserberg, and eguisheim.
Written January 19, 2014
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Mikkytag
Germany255 contributions
May 2018 • Family
If you ‘ll visit Riquewhir by car,I recommend the parking lot which locates
just front of the entrance arch (Mairie & City Hall ) on Ave Mequillet (street).
Around 150 car spaces are there.
If you approach the gate of the parking lot (very close to a bar) ,then a camera recognizes your license number of your car automatically.( There is no ticket vendor there at the gate.) You can leave your car without any other procedures. When you come back , you pay the charge by inputting your license number onto the vending machine. You ‘ll get a small receipt. After that you can go through the exit gate . The gate opens no sooner than your car reaches the gate.( a camera will recognize you as well.)
リクヴィールに車で来られた時、Vieille Ville を見学されるのであればMairie & City Hall の前、Ave Mequillet通りに面した駐車場をお勧めします。入り口に車を近づけると監視カメラがナンバープレートを認識してゲートを上げます。精算は帰る際に精算機に自分のナンバーを入力、代金を払うとレシートが出ます。出口でもカメラが清算終了情報とナンバーを照合してゲートを上げてくれます。
Written May 21, 2018
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