Top 10 things to see in Alsace


The region of Alsace in north-eastern France is famous for its wine, its colourful half-timbered houses and its castles which sit enthroned on the summits of the Vosges mountains. Here are our Top 10 things to see in Alsace… the list is not exhaustive, as always it is a difficult (and sometimes subjective!) task to work on… If you want to find out more about a place, each title has a link which will lead you to one of our pages.

Top 10 things to see in Alsace

There is so much sites to discover in Alsace… and the task to list our Top 10 most favourite things to see in Alsace is quite a hard one. From the capital Strasbourg, home to one of France’s most beautiful Gothic cathedral, to the charming villages on the Wine Route, Alsace has undeniable historic and cultural assets that are unfortunately little known by English-speaking visitors to France.

1. Strasbourg: the old town and the cathedral

The Gothic cathedral of Strasbourg, once the world’s tallest man-made structure.

2. The picturesque Alsace Wine Route

The vineyards of Thann, the South Gate to the Alsace Wine Route.

3. Colmar, capital of the Alsace Wines

Half-timbered houses in the historic centre of Colmar.

4. The Route des Crêtes of the Vosges

The Grand-Ballon, the Vosges’ highest summit (1,424 m).

5. The Haut-Kœnigsbourg Castle


The Haut-Kœnigsbourg Castle, one of the regional emblem.

6. Wissembourg and the Northern Vosges

The central square of Wissembourg, a little town at the foot of the Northern Vosges and at the border with Germany.

7. Alsatian Christmas Markets


Christmas decorations in Kaysersberg.

8. The Alsace Ecomuseum

At the Écomusée d’Alsace…

9. Mulhouse: city of many museums

The colourful former Town-Hall of Mulhouse.

10. The Sundgau to the South of Alsace

The village of Hirtzbach in the Sundgau.

Find out more about Alsace.


About Author

Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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