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Eguisheim

Journey to the heart of Alsace and discover Eguisheim, a fairy-tale village of cobblestone streets and vibrant half-timbered houses, crowned as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France." Read more

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Nestled among vine-clad hills in Alsace, Eguisheim is the epitome of Alsatian charm. Its concentric streets, originally designed for defense, now draw visitors into a captivating spiral of history and beauty. The village's medieval architecture is a riot of color, with geranium-bedecked balconies and ornate fountains adding to its allure. Eguisheim's rich history is intertwined with the history of wine-making in the region, making it a haven for oenophiles. Legends, folklore, and tales of storks bringing good luck embellish the narrative of this enchanting village. As the birthplace of Pope Saint Leo IX, Eguisheim also holds spiritual significance, with the Saint-Leon IX Chapel commemorating the revered saint.
In Eguisheim, the past and present harmoniously intertwine, offering visitors an immersive experience into the soul of Alsace, where every corner holds a tale waiting to be discovered.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Eguisheim

Circular Streets

Wander through Eguisheim's unique concentric streets, each holding tales of medieval times and offering picturesque views at every turn.

Château of Eguisheim

Standing tall in the village's center, this castle's remnants whisper tales of the powerful counts of Eguisheim.

Saint-Leon IX Chapel

Dedicated to the village's most famous son, this chapel is a serene haven, adorned with beautiful stained glass and frescoes.

Fountains of Eguisheim

Discover ornate fountains dotting the village, each with its own history, serving as charming relics of the past.

Wine Route of Alsace

Embark on a vinous adventure, tasting the region's famed wines, and delve into the wine-making traditions deeply rooted in Eguisheim's culture.

Stork Park

Visit this enchanting park where the revered storks, symbols of good luck in Alsace, can be seen up close, especially during nesting season.

Eguisheim's Half-Timbered Houses

Admire the vibrant, meticulously preserved houses that encapsulate the spirit of Alsatian architecture and history.

Annual Winegrowers' Festival

Celebrate Eguisheim's wine heritage during this lively festival, featuring wine tastings, folk dances, and traditional music.

Local Markets

Revel in the aroma of fresh bread, cheeses, and local produce while shopping at the village's traditional markets, offering a taste of Alsatian life.

Three Castles of Husseren-les-Châteaux

Just a short hike from Eguisheim, these medieval ruins offer panoramic views of the village, vineyards, and the Vosges Mountains.

What else to visit
In and around Eguisheim

Colmar (5.75 km)

Colmar, nestled in France's Alsace region, is a mesmerizing town renowned for its half-timbered houses, winding canals, and vibrant floral displays. Often dubbed the Little Venice of Alsace, its charm and rich history beckon travelers worldwide.

Kayserberg (11.51 km)

Kaysersberg, situated along the Alsace Wine Route in France, exudes a storybook charm. With its timber-framed buildings, medieval castle, and meandering river, it's a picturesque village that has often been heralded as one of the most beautiful in France.

Riquewihr (13.9 km)

Nestled in the heart of Alsace's wine country, Riquewihr is a timeless gem, where cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses, and a rich history blend seamlessly to create an enchanting, fairy-tale ambiance.

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (23.27 km)

Perched high in the Vosges Mountains, the Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg stands as a sentinel of time, narrating tales of medieval knights, noble lords, and ancient battles, all while offering panoramic vistas of Alsace.

Mulhouse (31.54 km)

Unearth the industrial heart and colorful history of Mulhouse, an underrated gem in the picturesque Alsace region of France.

Freiburg im Breisgau (39.81 km)

Freiburg im Breisgau, often simply referred to as Freiburg, is a sun-drenched jewel nestled in Germany's Black Forest. Its medieval charm, vibrant squares, and sustainable ethos beckon travelers from around the world.

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