Colmar Christmas markets started on November 23, 2018. See our picture gallery.
In our Upper Rhine valley, cities of Colmar, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Freiburg-im-Breisgau (Germany), Basel (Switzerland) and Thann, are opening their Christmas Markets on November 23-24, 2018!
Eating out at Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 in Alsace. Practical info and addresses.
According to tradition, the first Christmas songs were sung by the angels above the crib to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus. Historically, the first Christmas songs were songs of […]
Les “Sentiers de Noël” are back! — Update 2015. A superb sound and light show is taking place in Osthouse, a village beside Erstein, south of Strasbourg. The word “show” […]
The fir has long been the symbol of Christmas in Christian homes. A well-established tradition in Alsace for over 5 centuries, the Christmas tree would have crossed the blue line […]
Further north of the Vosges mountains, at the edge of Alsace and Lorraine, there are several villages (St-Louis, Lemberg, Goetzenbruck, Soucht and Meisenthal) which had long specialized in producing glass […]
The Christmas markets 2018 will start officially in Colmar Nov. 23, 2018 and will welcome you every day until late December, 31. Colmar is located in the very center of […]
For accurate information / dates click here and check the following page we are updating every year. The Christmas period in the upper Rhine valley starts every year with the […]
You may probably find it a bit strange to see a post about Christmas be published in the middle of the Summer? Actually we are just a little more than […]
In Alsace and in the Upper Rhine valley, Christmas always had a special meaning. In our agitated world some thoughts about peace, love, looking out for anyone needing help or […]
Less than an hour drive from Riquewihr or Colmar, heading north towards Strasbourg the monastry of Sainte-Odile is set on the Vosges mountains overlooking the little medieval city of Obernai. […]