If you are looking for a hotel on the wine route, or a charming hotel in Alsace, why not opt for a hotel in Riquewihr, a charming little Alsatian village, classified among the 'Most Beautiful Villages of France'? Situated between the peaks of the Vosges and the plain of Alsace, this small medieval town is nestled in the heart of the Alsatian vineyard, 13 kilometres from Colmar.
Riquewihr: a typical Alsatian village in the heart of the vineyard
Numerous half-timbered houses brighten up the streets of Riquewihr. they are beautifully enhanced and richly flowered. They can be admired in particular by going up the main street, the rue du Général de Gaulle, which connects the town hall, built in 1808 to the Dolder. at number 14, the highest half-timbered house in the region, can be found.
The Dolder, a former belfry of the city, built in 1291, dominates the city from 25 metres high. it now houses a museum displaying objects of everyday life. You can also visit the Tower of the thieves, which are the ancient dungeons, which notably shelters in its 18 meters of height of the dungeons, with room of torture and room of the guards where is presented a collection of instruments of torture. For more lightness, don't miss the Château des Wurtemberg, built in the middle of the 16th century and now home to the postal museum, or the Museum of Uncle Hansi, pseudonymous of the Colmarian writer and watercolourist Jean-Jacques Waltz (1873 - 1951), a famous Alsatian popular image maker, an ideal place to discover a work of art that embodies traditions. Walls, which have crossed the centuries very well, surround the village which is called the pearl of the vineyard, and offers you multiple choices of charming hotel in Alsace.
Visit of the cellars around Riquewihr
Choosing a hotel in Riquewihr is an ideal place to visit the surrounding cellars. Indeed, Riquewihr is a wine-growing village in the heart of the Alsace wine road, surrounded by vineyards and hillsides. There are many estates in and around the village, such as the Agapé estate, in the village itself or the Louis Sipp organic estate, located in Ribeauvillé, offering rich tasting tours. Your hotel on the wine route will allow you to immerse yourself in the magical world of the vine, to discover its products and secrets. Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr is famous for the quality of its wines, thanks to a microclimate and exceptional terroirs. 13 of the 51 Alsatian 'Grands Crus' terroirs are found there. The Alsatian vineyard has many assets: the protection of the Vosges massif against oceanic influences and winds coming from the west. a semi-continental climate. ideally exposed hillsides. ideal geological features with a large variety of subsoil, which can be granite, limestone, clay, sandstone, volcanic or marly depending on the location.
Do not hesitate any more, the charms of Alsace are offered to you in Riquewihr!