Tourism - Alsace



Alsace is a cultural, historical and administrative region located in the North east of France. Alsace is divided into two departments, Bas-Rhin in the north and Haut-Rhin in the south of the region. The regional council is located in Strasbourg, which is also the largest urban zone before Mulhouse and Colmar.

Alsace enjoys a great variety of landscapes and climates. Mainly consisting of plains and hills, the region also has reliefs that allow numerous outdoors and mountain activities as well as great views on the plains and Alsatians cities. There are over 250 museums notably the one of Unterlinden in Colmar, the largest car museum in the world housing the famous Schlumpf collection in Mulhouse. Also, Alsace has a large number of great castles such as the castle of Haut Koenigsbourg, which is the most famous. Food wise, Alsace is very well known for its wines, sauerkraut, cheeses and deep-fried carps.

Finally, all transports facilities are well developed and allow travelling to, from and around Alsace easily.

Top tourist cities in Alsace

colmar

Tourism Colmar

Colmar, a town in Alsace, is the prefecture of the department of Haut-Rhin. It is ranked third largest city in Alsace in terms of population. Historically, it is part of the Decapolis, a league of ten free Alsatian towns belonging to the Roman Empire. Colmar is ...


Must : Musée d'Unterlinden, Musée Animé du Jouet, Le Musée Bartholdi

mulhouse

Tourism Mulhouse

Mulhouse is the largest town in the department of Haut-Rhin, in the Alsace region. It is located near the Swiss and German borders. The city has been industrialized since 1746, and was attached to France in 1798. This is one of the first cities to be a European ...


Must : Cité du train, Cité de l'automobile, Église Saint-Étienne

strasbourg

Tourism Strasbourg

The city of Strasbourg, Prefecture of the Bas-Rhin, is located at the German border. The city is the capital intellectual, cultural and economic Alsace. Host of the Council of Europe and the parliament of the European Union, the city of Strasbourg is a beacon of ...


Must : Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, Le musée d'Art moderne et contemporain, Le Musée Alsacien