Tourism in Alsace
around the 2-Michelin star L’Auberge de l'Ill and the 5-star Hôtel des Berges
Stay at the 5-star Hôtel des Berges & Spa, discover the gourmet cuisine of the 2-Michelin star L’Auberge de l’Ill and treat yourself to a little bit of Alsace.
We invite you to share our terroir and our heritage of landscapes, villages, men and women, savoir-faire and living traditions.
Places and stories
Each year, Alsace is host to festivals and celebrations
The wine festivals (www.vinsalsace.com)
Mainly held in July and August, the wine festivals are the perfect opportunity to meet Alsatian winemakers and discover the mythical Alsace wine trail. During these festivities, the winegrowers open up their cellars to you and invite you to taste the best wines of Alsace.
The Corso Fleuri of Sélestat (www.selestat.fr)
In the heart of August, attend the Corso Fleuri, a popular and traditional festival that locals and visitors alike have enjoyed since 1927. The highlight of this event? The parade of floats adorned with flowers! Each year there is a new theme. For more than 85 years, the streets of Sélestat have come alive with the passage of the impressive procession of floats decorated with dahlias. And to accompany the procession, musical groups and troupes of entertainers ensure a brilliant show!
The Colmar wine fair (www.foire-colmar.com/)
Each summer in Colmar presents a unique concept that delights lovers of music and good wines alike. The Colmar wine fair brings together more than 300 exhibitors to share their wine discoveries, while big names in music arrive each year to rouse ever-larger audiences. Don’t miss this event which makes the capital of Alsace wines dance every year in the month of August!
The Minstrels Festival in Ribeauvillé (www.ribeauville-riquewihr.com)
The Pfifferdaj, or day of the fiddle players, is a historic event which has been held for more than 600 years in the heart of the medieval town of Ribeauvillé.
Every first Sunday in the month of September, this festival plunges you into the history of the village, taking you back to the time of the Middle Ages.
Historically, it was the great annual encounter of the minstrels at the time where the Lords of Ribeaupierre ruled over the village.
Today, it's a festive event that is a delight for locals and visitors to this charming walled city on the Alsace wine trail.
During these two days of festivities, you can attend countless musical activities and street performances.
Be sure not to miss the most awaited moment of the festival: the parade of floats. Jugglers and fire breathers participate in the festival with more than 1,000 performers offering an unforgettable experience.
European heritage days (www.journees-du-patrimoine.com)
On the third Sunday of the month of September, Alsace gets in tune with the European heritage days to offer ever more new cultural discoveries!
The unique history of our land gave rise to landmarks of civil and military architecture: the castles of the Middle Ages, the citadel of Vauban and more recently the European institutions in Strasbourg, not to mention the places devoted to local heritage and folklore.
A sweet, warm atmosphere, the perfume of spices and cinnamon, gorgeous decorations and illuminations: this is the mood which seizes Alsace during Advent and Christmas.
Discovering the little houses of the Christmas markets, indulge yourself with exquisite specialties or a delicious mulled wine.
Artisans reveal their savoir-faire, with delicate creations that make ideal gifts.
Everywhere, the streets come alive and make way for the conviviality that is the true spirit of Christmas.
The opportunity to celebrate the return of fine weather, the awakening of nature, and the arrival of the first rays of sun.
Villages are adorned with their typical decorations and Easter traditions come to life again: the traditional lamb-shaped buns known as “Lämmele” are baked, and chocolatiers work in their workshops to prepare the famous Easter eggs.
Everything is ready for your arrival - and of the Easter Bunny! Come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of Easter in Alsace!