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From Colmar: Alsace Villages Tour and Wine Tasting

1. From Colmar: Alsace Villages Tour and Wine Tasting

Depart Colmar and journey in a small group to the traditional small town of Eguisheim. Surrounded by vineyards, the narrow and concentric streets highlight the architectural merits of its half-timbered houses, lovingly decorated with flowers. After a walk in the village, continue your tour to the fortified town of Riquewihr, passing by the village of Turckheim, where you can admire many traditional Alsace style houses, overflowing with flowers. In Riquewihr, stroll through the tiny streets lined with old houses that have preserved their 16th-century splendor. Get some free time to explore on your own and find a nice spot for lunch. Then, travel along the breathtaking Alsace wine route between the Rhine Valley and Vosges Mountains. Get amazing views of the undulating, vine-covered hills and quaint villages with narrow streets and flower-decked houses. Arrive at the medieval Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg overlooking the valley. Learn how the castle once controlled the wine and wheat routes to the north and salt route from the east.

Full-Day Highlights of the Alsace Tour: from Strasbourg

2. Full-Day Highlights of the Alsace Tour: from Strasbourg

You’ll depart Strasbourg in the morning and make your first stop on this day-long tour in Colmar. Discover the charm of the old town, and visit the Pfister house, the Koïfhus, St. Martin’s Collegiate Church, and the picturesque neighborhoods of Little Venice. Explore the lovely village of Eguisheim, surrounded by vineyards. Admire its narrow streets, and the half-timbered houses with their colorful flowers.  Continue on to the fortified town of Riquewirh. Surrounded by ramparts, the village has survived wars and remained intact. See its tiny streets, fortified walls, and 16th-century houses, admiring the architectural harmony. You’ll have free time to explore the town and have lunch. After lunch you’ll follow the scenic Alsace Wine Route. Situated between the Rhine valley and the Vosges mountain range, the 60-year-old route winds across hilly slopes for over 170 kilometers. When you reach Haut Koenigsbourg Castle your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty fortress that overlooks the valley. Built during the 12th century, the Castle occupied a strategic position controlling the wine and wheat routes to the north and the salt route from the east.

Alsace Medieval History Day Trip from Strasbourg

3. Alsace Medieval History Day Trip from Strasbourg

The tour begins with departure from Strasbourg bus station and heads to the first stop of the day, historical Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle. Upon arrival, admire the building’s architecture, learn about the people who once lived here, and marvel at the castle's stunning views across the Black Forest. After the castle, the open-top bus follows the famous Alsace Wine Route, making a stop at one of the region's most well-preserved medieval villages along the way, Riquewihr. Spend some free time wandering through the village’s pictures streets, shop at a local store for a souvenir, or find a cozy restaurant for lunch. The tour continues to Kaysersberg next, to marvel at its beautiful fortified bridge nestled amongst the quaint village surroundings. Your day trip finishes with a visit to Colmar, a unique and endearing country town, for a ride on the tourist train. Please note that the tourist train doesn't run in November. Instead, there will be free time in the city.

Pass-Alsace: The Best of Alsace in your Pocket

4. Pass-Alsace: The Best of Alsace in your Pocket

Organize your trip to Alsace with free entry to a large choice of museums, castles, wildlife parks, and more. With the Pass Alsace, enjoy free entry to almost 60 sites in Alsace. Head to the Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, the Monkeys Mountain or the Batorama sightseeing boat tour in Strasbourg. Benefit from discounts and reductions across the area.  Included with Pass Alsace: 1. Castle of Fleckenstein in Lembach 2. Castle of Challenges in Lembach 3. Four à Chaux in Lembach 4. Museum Lalique  5. Glass Museum in Meisenthal 6. Crystal Museum in Saint-Louis 7. La Villa, archeological centre in Dehlingen 8. Museum of the Battle in 1870 9. Petroleum Museum in Merkwiller 10. Rural farm from l’Outre Forêt in Kutzenhausen 11. Castle of Lichtenberg  12. Museum Pays de Hanau in Bouxwiller 13. Judeo-Alsatian Museum in Bouxwiller 14. Houses of rocks in Graufthal 15. Alsatian Museum in Haguenau  16. Luggage Museum in Haguenau  17. Historical Museum in Haguenau  18. Maison des Arts in Bischwiller 19. Museum der Laub in Bischwiller 20. Villa Meteor in Hochfelden  21. Museum in Rohan’s Castle in Saverne  22 à 30. City Museums in  Strasbourg (you can choose 3 among 9 museums) 31. One City Tours in Strasbourg (byke renting + géocaching) 32. Le Vaisseau in Strasbourg 33. The Secrets of Chocolat Museum in Geispolsheim 34. Mémorial Alsace-Moselle in Schirmeck 35. Museum of gingerbread and Alsatian folk art in Gertwiller  36. Funny-World in Kappel-Grafenhausen (Germany) 37. The Workshops of the Seigneurie in Andlau 38. The House of the Distiller in Châtenois  39. Eagles park in Kintzheim  40. Monkeys Mountain in Kintzheim  41. Castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg in Orschwiller 42. Cigoland in Sélestat 43. The bread House in Sélestat 44. The Humanist Library in  Sélestat 45. Tellure Silver Mine in  Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 46. NaturOparC in Hunawihr 47. Castle of Hohlandsbourg  48. Museum of Wood and Heritage Trades in Labaroche 49. Toy Museum in Colmar 50. The Hansi Village and Museum in Colmar 51. House of cheese in Gunsbach (Valley of Munster) 52. Mausa Vauban, urban and street-art museum 53. Ecomusée d’Alsace in Ungersheim  54. Historial franco-allemand du Hartmannswillerkopf  55. The François Schneider Foundation, contemporary art centre in Wattwiller 56. Museum of wallpaper in Rixheim 57. Museum Electropolis in Mulhouse 58. Mulhouse Zoological and Botanical Park in Mulhouse 59. Firefighters’ Museum in Vieux-Ferrette

Strasbourg: Alsace Traditional Villages Day Trip

5. Strasbourg: Alsace Traditional Villages Day Trip

The first stop after leaving Strasbourg is the city of Molsheim, famous as the home of Bugatti, among other things. You’ll explore the fortified old town of this ancient episcopal city, before going on to Rosheim, a village famous for its Romanesque church and old houses. After a visit to the village of Boersch and its famous 3 gates, head to Mont Sainte Odile and take in an exceptional panoramic view of the entire Alsace Plain. Your lunch break will be in Alsace’s second most visited city after Strasbourg: the cheerful city of Obernai. Take some time to explore this dynamic city and check out the local shops before setting off for the famous Château de Haut-Koenigsbourg in the early afternoon. Pass through many small towns and villages, all a delight to behold, before visiting the ancient castle fort built in the 12th century and thoroughly remodeled in the 15th century. It was a German imperial symbol during the reign of Wilhelm II. Head back to Strasbourg at the end of the afternoon, after a thrilling day spent discovering the very heart of Alsace.

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What people are saying about Haut-Kœnigsbourg Castle

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 145 reviews

An all-round successful excursion with a very well designed and extensive sightseeing program that gives a good overview of the highlights of the region. Alsace impresses with the surprising beauty of the picturesque places. There is a lot of interesting information about this. At each stop there is enough time to see everything in peace. There is also a lot to discover along the way. A special thank you to the driver, who is also the tour guide, and who guided us through the day in a reliable, professional and friendly manner. I really loved this excursion!

Beautiful tour, with incredible landscapes like a story. The tour driver guide Martin, excellent driver, careful, kind and gentleman with older people helping them get off the bus, you learn the names of the people who do the tour, how nice one is so far from their homeland and they call you by his name., offers to take photos. Spend 1 wonderful day. Thanks, Martin. I recommend this tour and ask for Martin. Delighted I would do it again when I return to Strasbourg

We really enjoyed this trip. Alsace elms toe full of picture postcard beautiful villages and Haut Koenigsbourg was stunning. The castle tour was one of the best, if not the best we’ve ever been on, and incredibly well organised. The us was very modern and comfortable, the commentary was excellent, and the driver was great.

Excellent tour, wonderful landscapes. The guide very friendly and knowledgeable about the different places. Highly recommended!

An excellent day out, well paced with a lovely, friendly and informative guide.