When I was a student in Strasbourg, the villages along the wine route and especially Riquewihr were on the top of my list for weekend escapes. At that time I could hardly guess that years later I would have the opportunity to undertake in Riquewihr all that exciting heritage renovation works …

Riquewihr main street at 08:30 am in September
Riquewihr main street at 08:30 am in mid-September

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Riquewihr in Alsace, a fairy tale medieval city between mountain and vineyards

The OLD WINERY, LUXURY HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION facing the Grand Cru Schoenenbourg vineyard in Riquewihr - Autumn
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I found some quotations about Riquewihr from more famous travelers than myself.
Here they are.

Riquewihr main street
«Riquewihr is certainly the object of an enchantment which lasts for centuries. Its layout and structure have not changed since the Middle Ages, and every piece of architecture is miraculously preserved … Wine is everywhere and everything in Riquewihr and may be the cause of the enchantment.»
George Kassianos, wine expert Cyprus.
Riquewihr, a side street in December
«Within the town’s well-preserved walls, are tight alleys and uneven streets void of cars, with the exception of the few natives’ vehicles, town’s people who live in charming half-timbered homes, each one a different hue of the rainbow. Yes colorful dwellings not just the typical off white plaster straw and dark beamed homes of European medieval villages one sees on TV. Riquewihr‘s homes and stores range in light shades of baby blue, pale yellow, mauve, faded turquoise and light green.»
Michael J. Meese
Guided tour in Riquewihr
Guided tour in Riquewihr. «Alsace is in eastern France on the Rhine River border with Germany. It is unquestionably spectacularly beautiful. A very special combination of history, culture, scenery, and especially food and wine makes it one of the most delightful places to visit in all of Europe.» – John Egan.

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The colourful main street of Riquewihr, a glimpse of typical Alsace

The fame of the village of Riquewihr is mainly due to its vineyards which – since the end of the Middle Ages – are producing some of the best and most famous white wines in the world…
The tall Dolder tower at the top of Riquewihr's main street.
The tall Dolder tower built in 1291 at the top of Riquewihr’s main street.
Park your car and forget about it! The main street (rue du Général-de-Gaulle) crosses the village and will offer you a festival of gorgeous medieval houses. No, this is not a Walt Disney movie scenery! It is just reality!

Walks through the little side streets of Riquewihr

On each side of the main street of Riquewihr, there are quite a number of beautiful hidden little streets. The “day-trippers” who are in a hurry hardly explore this part of the village. Take some time to leave the main street and discover the hidden and secluded streets of Riquewihr. Lift your eyes and you will see so many wonderful architectural details…

Guided tour through the narrow streets of Riquewihr.
Guided tour through the narrow streets of Riquewihr: a good idea to discover a lot of hidden treasures.

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At the end of the afternoon, when the tourists of the day are gone, you will have Riquewihr for yourself. A very privileged feeling indeed.

Riquewihr, rue des Remparts
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Hiking along the wine trails surrounding Riquewihr

Zellenberg, neighbour village to Riquewihr
Zellenberg, a close neighbour village, seen at sunrise from the Schoenenbourg vineyard in Riquewihr.

Visitors can easily explore the heart of the vineyards of Riquewihr and the nearby villages like Hunawihr, Zellenberg, Beblenheim or Kientzheim. There are several wine trails around Riquewihr, winding their way through the heart of the vines and the picturesque landscapes.

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Wine tasting in Riquewihr

Historical shop sign at Hugel wine estate in Riquewihr
Historical shop sign at Hugel wine estate in Riquewihr

Many good and even very famous winemakers are in our village Riquewihr and in the villages around Riquewihr. There are some important wineries but most of them are small family run estates.

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Historical cellar of Maison Zimmer in Riquewihr
Historical cellar of Maison Zimmer in Riquewihr. Open all year round. Excellent wines.

What is the best season to visit Riquewihr?

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Riquewihr, your headquarters to explore Alsace and the Upper Rhine valley

In Riquewihr, Alsace, this old winery built in 1580 facing the famous Schoenenbourg vineyard is now converted into outstanding holiday apartments.
In Riquewihr, Alsace, this old winery built in 1580 and facing the famous Schoenenbourg vineyard is now converted into outstanding holiday apartments.
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Jewel on the Alsace wine route Riquewihr will be your headquarters to discover all the Alsace, the Vosges and even nearby Germany and Switzerland.
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