The southern region of Alsace, Haut-Rhin, is a realm of storybook villages like Turkheim, where storks nest on rooftops, and Riquewihr, a walled town with a medieval core. These picturesque locales are nestled among vineyards, offering a blend of natural beauty and historical charm.
Known for its Munster cheese and exceptional wines, Haut-Rhin is a gastronomic paradise. The production of Munster cheese is a closely guarded tradition, originating from techniques developed by monks and still practised in the Vosges pastures.
Colmar, equidistant from Strasbourg and Basel, is a captivating city with a rich medieval heritage. Its old town is a maze of half-timbered houses, churches, and Renaissance buildings, earning it the nickname 'Little Venice.'
Home to the renowned Schlumpf collection of automobiles, Mulhouse is France's second most significant city for museums. The city also offers an array of parks and the nearby Tannenwald Forest, making it a haven for nature lovers.
Other noteworthy towns include Sélestat, known for its Eglise St George, and Saverne, located on the River Zorn. These towns add to the diverse tapestry of attractions that make Haut-Rhin a must-visit destination.
France is a large and varied country with each region and indeed each department unique from its neighbours. Our guide to each department can help you to understand more about the nuances of each area.
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