In the heart of Alsace Grand Est
Nestled in the heart of the green French countryside, on the Alsace and Mont Sainte-Odile wine route, Obernai is a medieval city, famous for its dynamism, festivals and remarkable architectural heritage – it’s Alsace at its best and one of the most beautiful destinations in France. Located 25 km from Strasbourg, Obernai invites you to discover its excellent cuisine, rooted in the passion of the men and women who built its international reputation.
Wine capital of Lower Alsace, Barr is located at the foot of the Vosges mountains and on the famous Alsace Wine Route. This picturesque town seduces connoisseurs of good wine and attracts many tourists in search of nature, authenticity and beautiful stones. The historic centre has a rich architectural heritage with magnificent half-timbered houses and several historic buildings. Visitors can enjoy its decorated streets and lively squares all year round. There are numerous walks in the vicinity of the town, as well as through the vineyards, forests and around the medieval castles ruins of Châteaux Haut-Andlau, Spesbourg and Landsberg.
Nestled among vineyards, its traditional houses, canals, floral displays, amazing cuisine, famous wines and charming accommodation make Colmar an outstanding microcosm of Alsace – showcasing its lifestyle, conviviality and hospitality – the key features of its unique, exceptional welcome.
The capital of the Alsacian wines, situated near Germany and Switzerland between the Vosges and the Rhine, Strasbourg and Mulhouse, offers visitors an exciting glimpse of 1000 years of European history. Besides, with its 67,000 inhabitants, Colmar retains a 'country town' atmosphere which contributes so much to its charm. Wonderfully preserved from the ravages of time, its homogenous historical centre is classed as a 'protected area' and has benefited from careful restoration and ongoing improvements for more than 20 years. Every season, it offers a richly diverse range of cultural, sporting, nature, relaxation, and culinary enjoyments. You will be easily tempted by this enchanting "country town".
Colmar will also delight you with the quality of its shops and boutiques that will allow you bring a small part of Alsace back with you in your luggage! In every street of the historic centre you will find shops upon shops offering "made in Alsace" products: food, table accents, textiles, déco, accessories, soft furnishings...
Orschwiller, village on the Alsace Wine Route, home to the famous Haut-Koenigsbourg castle, invites you to discover it. A charming stopover in the heart of Alsace, only a few kilometres from Sélestat !
Between colourful traditional houses and notable monuments, its exploration will delight history enthusiasts. Do not miss a visit of the emblematic Haut-Koenigbsourg castle, remarkably restored and one of the most visited monuments in France.
Looking for nature ? On foot or by bike, a wide variety of paths with remarkable landscapes allow you to discover the region.
Orschwiller is also reputed for its gastronomy and its exceptional terroir such as the Grand Cru Praelatenberg. Meet our producers, taste our local specialities and our alsatian wines.