Alsace: what to do, what to see...

What are the things you just have to see, do, and taste while you’re in Alsace? From Strasbourg’s Petite France to the little Venice (Colmar), and on to the vineyards and bars, this list is far from exhaustive, but it’s a great place to start.


• Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Petite France historic quarter of Strasbourg
• The medieval town of Eguisheim on the Alsace Wine Trail
• The village of Kaysersberg
• The Rail and Car museums of Mulhouse
• Colmar, the little Venice of Alsace
• The Lalique Museum in Wingen-sur-Moder
• The pretty town of Molsheim

More to see nearby:
• The Centre Pompidou-Metz in Metz
• The impregnable citadel of Belfort
• Stanislas Square in Nancy


• Fly down the giant zip wire in the Brumath Forest
• Pay your respects at the historic sites of the Great War
• Kick off your shoes for a walk on the Lac Blanc barefoot trail
• Browse the anise- and cinnamon-scented Strasbourg Christmas market
• Play the knight for a day at the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
• Explore the Ried wetlands and woodlands at the reins of a horse-drawn carriage
• Treat yourself to a fine dining experience in a Michelin-starred restaurant
• Dine among the vines at Domaine Sohler Philippe
• Make it through the winter and the Munster valley with a dog team
• Get up close and personal with Barbary apes on Monkey Mountain

Getting to Alsace