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…

At Lake Longemer, fight the heat, swim and taste the cool of nature.

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…

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!