Discover the famous Christmas markets of Alsace with a local guide and professional photographer!
My favorite Spring events in Alsace
Spring will be back! The cold spirits of the Winter are gone and let’s hope the nasty coronavirus will be defeated.
Knepfelfacht a Quenelle festival in Riquewihr
This year the Knepfelfacht in Riquewihr (Quenelle festival) will take place on June 13-14, 2020. See the official 2019 programme, just to give you an idea. Details for 2020 to come. It’s now been four years since Riquewihr decided to pay homage to one of the most emblematic dishes of the Rhenish and Central European…
Colmar, elected BEST European destination 2020
See why and discover the area.
Eating out at Christmas & New Year
Ideas for your Christmas lunch 2019 and New Year’s Eve in Alsace, around Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé, Colmar and Selestat.
At Lake Longemer, fight the heat and swim.
Located in the Valley of the Lakes, Longemer is one of the three lakes in the valley with those of Gérardmer and Retournemer. When I was young, we went to Longemer on several excursions with the school. With the heat of the summer, I remembered this haven of freshness nested between its steep banks covered…
Blienschwiller – The Double Rendez-Vous of Flavors
This beautiful event will take place in 2020 for the next time. Maybe you have heard about the principle of gourmet walks with happy guests, (sometimes several thousands!), walk through the vineyard. From spring to autumn, from north to south of Alsace, from step to step you can taste wines and enjoy bites or small…
2019 events at the Brotherhood Saint-Etienne
The Brotherhood Saint Etienne (Saint-Stephan) is a mythical institution in the world of Alsace wine and one of the oldest in France. A few days ago, in its castle of Kientzheim, just next to Riquewihr and Colmar, the brotherhood announced its program for the next 12 months. All wine lovers are eager to learn more…
Spring & Easter markets in Colmar, Alsace
Spring is back. After 3 months of sleep, the beautiful city of Colmar finds visitors from everywhere. The birds of the Champ de Mars are singing, the storks are back and the half-timbered facades of the old city take on colors under the spring sun. Every year and for a fortnight around Easter, Colmar celebrates…
Colmar, Christmas markets 2018: a small picture gallery of the inauguration!
Colmar Christmas markets started on November 23, 2018. See our picture gallery.
Basel – At the Christmas Market
Basel, the third largest city in Switzerland with its museums and culture, offers one of the most beautiful Christmas markets of the Upper Rhine region, the “Basler Weihnacht”. The official start is usually on a Thursday evening, more or less one month before Christmas. The market is divided into two parts, only a few 100…
Christmas markets start now!
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!
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