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The Alsace Wine Route : Celebrating 70 Years of Enchantment

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Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Alsace Wine Route, a legendary itinerary stretching over 170 km from Marlenheim to Thann. Discover magnificent vineyards, castles, and traditional villages along the gentle Alsatian hillsides.

The Alsace Wine Route : Celebrating 70 Years of Enchantment

In 2023, Alsace proudly celebrates the remarkable 70th anniversary of the Alsace Wine Route. This milestone deserves nothing less than a grand celebration! Throughout the year, an exceptional program of events and activities is in store for visitors, offering an opportunity to revel in the magic of this historic route.

From concerts that echo with the melodies of Alsace to captivating exhibitions that showcase the region's wine-making heritage, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Enthusiasts can indulge in winery tours, exploring the heart of this winemaking paradise. Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or an eager traveler seeking new adventures, the 70th-anniversary celebrations of the Alsace Wine Route promise an experience that is truly unique and unforgettable.

So, mark your calendars and let the 70th anniversary be your perfect excuse to discover or rediscover the legendary Alsace Wine Route. A journey that weaves together a rich tapestry of history, culture, and, of course, delectable wines.

 

A Legendary Journey through Alsace's Wine Route

Alsace's iconic wine and tourist itinerary, the Alsace Wine Route, stands as a testament to the region's rich heritage and captivating landscapes. Stretching over 170 km, the route winds its way from Marlenheim to Thann, cradling the gentle Alsatian hillsides adorned with magnificent vineyards, picturesque castles, and charming traditional villages.

Step by step, this legendary route allows you to immerse yourself in the true essence of the Alsatian art de vivre. As you journey from one village to another, you'll find yourself enchanted by the quaint and flowery half-timbered houses that line the streets. The panoramas that unfold before your eyes will transport you into the picture-postcard landscapes that have come to define the beauty of Alsace.

The Alsace Wine Route reveals its allure through the changing seasons. Witness the soft greens of spring breathe new life into the vineyards, while the golden light of autumn casts a magical glow over the entire region. Each season brings forth its unique charm, inviting travelers to rediscover the landscapes anew with every visit.

Unveiling the Charming Wine-Growing Villages

A journey along the Alsace Wine Route promises much more than exquisite wines. it leads you to explore the captivating beauty of the region's charming wine-growing villages. As you meander through the route, you'll encounter a tapestry of architectural wonders, half-timbered façades, sloping roofs with dormers, and intricately carved wooden decorations that grace the buildings. Lush balconies and windowsills adorned with a riot of red, white, pink, or purple geraniums add a vibrant touch to the ambiance.

There are 119 authentic and captivating wine towns to discover along the route. Each village has its unique story to tell, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Alsace. Among the must-visit stops are Wissembourg, Obernai, Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr, Guebwiller, and Thann. For an added dose of charm, you can venture into some of France's favorite villages, as voted by the people, including Eguisheim, Kaysersberg, and Bergheim. The Alsace Wine Route promises an unforgettable experience in a truly enchanting setting.

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