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. Read more

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With its origins dating back to the Medieval era, Riquewihr is often dubbed as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France." The town remains astonishingly preserved, offering a nostalgic journey back in time. Its fortified walls and historic watchtowers have withstood the test of time, witnessing the many tales that the town holds. Riquewihr's vibrant half-timbered houses, painted in a palette of cheerful colors, line its narrow streets, each one a testament to its rich architectural heritage. The town is also a prominent wine-producing region, boasting some of the finest Alsatian wines. The surrounding vineyards, set against the backdrop of the Vosges Mountains, provide not just delectable wines but also panoramic vistas that delight the senses.
Riquewihr, with its captivating charm, historic essence, and scenic beauty, is a dreamy destination that offers a harmonious blend of nature, culture, and epicurean delights.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Riquewihr

Dolder Tower

Built in the 13th century, this iconic tower offers sweeping views of the town and vineyards. Its fortified walls also house a museum depicting Riquewihr's history.

Rue du Général de Gaulle

The town's main street, dotted with historic buildings, boutiques, wine cellars, and traditional Alsatian eateries, is perfect for a leisurely stroll.

Wine Tasting Cellars

Immerse yourself in the flavors of Alsace by sampling wines at local cellars, learning about the region's winemaking traditions.

Thieves’ Tower

An intriguing historic site, this tower once functioned as a prison and showcases the town's medieval judicial practices.

Museum of Winemaking

Dive deep into the world of Alsatian wines, exploring the history, tools, and techniques used in winemaking through interactive displays.

Hansi Village

Dedicated to the famous Alsatian illustrator Jean-Jacques Waltz, this museum displays his works and offers insights into his life and times.

Christmas Market

Visit during the festive season to experience one of Alsace's most picturesque Christmas markets, where the town sparkles with lights, ornaments, and holiday cheer.

Riquewihr's Fortified Walls

A walk along the town's ancient fortifications transports you back to medieval times, offering insights into its defensive architecture.

Alsatian Costume Museum

Discover the traditional costumes of Alsace, understanding the region's cultural heritage and the evolution of its textile arts.

Nature Reserve of the Ried of Riquewihr

Explore this protected area, home to diverse flora and fauna, offering a peaceful retreat from the bustling town.

What else to visit
In and around Riquewihr

Kayserberg (4.1 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.

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (9.85 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.

Colmar (10.13 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.

Eguisheim (13.9 km)

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."

St. Anton (40.2 km)

St. Anton am Arlberg is an Austrian gem, famous for its ski slopes, beautiful alpine scenery and lively après-ski scene. A place where tradition meets modern adventure.

Landeck Castle (40.2 km)

Situated atop a hill in the southern Palatinate region, Landeck Castle beckons visitors with its imposing medieval walls, rich history, and captivating views of the surrounding vineyards and the Rhine Valley.

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