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Alsace

Riquewihr

Discover the captivating charm of Riquewihr, a town that's transformed from a strategic defense point into a welcoming haven for international travelers! Though it once held firm against invaders, Riquewihr's allure has now captured hearts for centuries. Embark on an unforgettable Alsatian adventure – browse our selection of captivating half-day and full-day trips from Riquewihr, the perfect launching point for exploring the wonders of this enchanting region!

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Learn more about Riquewihr

Riquewihr: Alsace's Fairytale Escape  Nestled in the heart of Alsace's wine region, Riquewihr beckons travelers seeking a charming escape. This remarkably well-preserved medieval village boasts enchanting streets, fortified walls, and a vibrant wine culture. A Step Back in Time: War-Defying Village: Explore Riquewihr's historic center, virtually untouched since the 16th and 17th centuries. Architectural Gems: Discover half-timbered houses, defensive ramparts, and charming squares overflowing with seasonal blooms. On the Alsace Wine Route: Immerse yourself in Alsace's renowned wine culture, with vineyards sprawling around the village. Explore Riquewihr's Enchantment: Stroll ...

Riquewihr: Alsace's Fairytale Escape 

Nestled in the heart of Alsace's wine region, Riquewihr beckons travelers seeking a charming escape. This remarkably well-preserved medieval village boasts enchanting streets, fortified walls, and a vibrant wine culture.

A Step Back in Time:

War-Defying Village: Explore Riquewihr's historic center, virtually untouched since the 16th and 17th centuries.

Architectural Gems: Discover half-timbered houses, defensive ramparts, and charming squares overflowing with seasonal blooms.

On the Alsace Wine Route: Immerse yourself in Alsace's renowned wine culture, with vineyards sprawling around the village.

Explore Riquewihr's Enchantment:

  • Stroll cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses and captivating shops.
  • Unveil history at the Dolder, a fortified gateway transformed into a museum.
  • Admire architectural wonders like the Preiss-Zimmer House, Kiener House, and more.

Riquewihr offers a captivating blend of history, charm, and Alsatian delights. Book your fairytale escape today!

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FAQ

  • Where is Riquewihr located in France?

    The village of Riquewihr is located in Alsace, in the Grand Est region of France and part of the Haut-Rhin department. Located along the famous Alsace wine route between Strasbourg and Colmar, it is one of the most charming villages of France and therefore one of the most visited.
  • How do you get from Paris to Riquewihr?

    The easiest way to get from Paris to Riquewihr is by taking the train. Departing from Gare de l'Est train station in Paris, take the TGV fast train to Strasbourg. Then, change trains and take the direction of Colmar and stop in Riquewihr. If your connection in Strasbourg is available, then it is possible to reach Riquewihr from Paris in approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes. If you are traveling by car, you will need to take the A4 highway and then the A35 highway. Your travel time from Paris to Riquewihr by car will be of about 5 hours and 30 minutes without any stops.
  • Is Riquewihr worth visiting?

    Yes, Riquewihr is one of those picture post card villages of France. It can be considered as one of the most beautiful villages of the Alsace region . Surrounded by ramparts, the village has been very fortunate to survive war and destruction. Its tiny streets, fortified walls and old timbered houses have preserved their 16th century and 17th century splendours virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony.
  • What to do in Riquewihr France?

    Nestled in the heart of the Alsace wine region in France, Riquewihr is a captivating village that transports visitors back in time with its well-preserved medieval architecture and enchanting ambiance. This picturesque Alsatian gem offers a plethora of activities and attractions to explore. If you're planning a visit to Riquewihr, let's uncover the top things to do and make the most of your experience in this charming village. 1. Wander through the Historic Center: Begin your exploration by strolling through the historic center of Riquewihr. Admire the half-timbered houses adorned with colorful facades, flower-filled balconies, and intricate architectural details. Explore the cobblestone streets, browse boutique shops offering local crafts and delicacies, and soak up the medieval charm that permeates the village. 2. Visit the Museum of Alsace: Immerse yourself in the traditions and cultural heritage of Alsace at the Museum of Alsace (Musée Alsacien). Housed in a 16th-century building, the museum showcases a collection of artifacts, furniture, and costumes that depict the daily life and customs of the region. Gain insights into the rich history and traditions that shaped Riquewihr and its surroundings. 3. Sample Alsatian Wines: Riquewihr is situated in the heart of the Alsace wine region, known for its exceptional white wines. Take the opportunity to visit local wineries and indulge in wine tastings. Discover the distinct flavors of Alsatian varietals such as Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Gris. Learn about the winemaking process, explore vineyards, and appreciate the beauty of the surrounding countryside. 4. Explore the Dolder Tower: Ascend the Dolder Tower to enjoy panoramic views of Riquewihr and its surroundings. This 25-meter-high tower offers a unique vantage point to appreciate the village's beauty, with its quaint rooftops, vineyards, and rolling hills. Capture memorable photographs and immerse yourself in the idyllic atmosphere that Riquewihr exudes. 5. Dine on Alsatian Cuisine: Savor the flavors of Alsatian cuisine in Riquewihr's charming restaurants. Indulge in regional specialties like tarte flambée (thin pizza-like pie), choucroute (sauerkraut), and baeckeoffe (meat and vegetable stew). Pair your meal with a glass of local wine for a truly authentic culinary experience that showcases the unique flavors of the region.
  • What is your most popular Alsace day trip from Riquewihr?

    Our most popular private day trip from Riquewihr is our Grands Crus Alsace Wine tour that includes visits & tastings in 3 carefully selected wineries that produce some outstanding Grands Crus wines. Meet passionate winemakers and let yourself be guided by a knowledgeable hand with one of our local guides, expert of Alsace Wines.

Reviews from our Riquewihr trips

  • John W

    05, Dec 2021

    Just checking in after our Alsace Vin Route tour on Sunday 05 Sept 2021. Our guide was one of the greatest guides we've ever had the pleasure of meeting...
  • Don_H

    23, Sep 2021

    Good wines, good friends, good guide, nice tour. Recommended to those who haven’t traveled this “Route des vins d’Alsace”.
  • Martina - Switzerland

    15, Nov 2019

    Sind pünktlich losgefahren und Laurent hat uns während der Autofahrt viel gezeigt, erklärt und uns gut unterhalten. Alle Sehenswürdigkeiten waren auch...
  • Wendy L

    01, Oct 2019

    Amazing day at Alsace An amazing way to see Alsace and it’s beautiful villages. Simon was great at letting us know about the history and living of every...
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