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Discover Ribeauvillé

Ribeauvillé: One of the most famous features of Ribeauvillé (« Rappschwihr » in Alsatian) is the bright and colourful geranium that gave the town its reputation as a major flower city. 5000 people live there, surrounded by vineyards, aware of the quality of life, watched by storks in their nests, situated at the crossroad of the wine route, the Vosgian forest and the Alsatian flatlands. The picturesque streets, lined with half-timbered houses, the medieval walls, the convenience shops, the wine tasting cellars, the chocolate shops, the local food markets, the restaurants, the  balneotherapy center, the  cinema, the two smimming-pools turn it into a must-be step whenever you travel to Alsace.

3 stunning castles overlook Ribeauvillé: the St Ulrich (11th century), the Giersberg (13th century) and the Haut Ribeaupierre (12th century). Access is easy from walking paths starting from the town center. This medieval ensemble is one of the most historical visiting places of Alsace

The Taennchel is another astoundingly preserved place to visit. It is a special spot for forest walks thanks to a vast network of paths, discoveries of many sorts, festivals and celebrations like the Pfifferdaj  (since 1390, the oldest of its kind in Alsace), the medieval Christmas markets, the Ribeaupierre medieval festival…

Ribeauvillé enjoys an exceptional geographical situation at the center of Alsace and the vineyard:

5 mn from Hunawhir and Bergheim, 10 mn from Riquewhir and Kaysersberg, 15 mn from Colmar, Eguisheim and Sélestat, 30 mn from the Lac Blanc ski pistes and 35 mn from Strasbourg, Mulhouse, and 45 mn from Freiburg (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland), close to the highest and unmistakable tourist sites of Alsace such as: Haut-Koenigsbourg, Mont st Odile, Volerie des aigles, Montagne des singes, Parc des cigognes, Hunawhir, Bergheim, the baroque abbey of Ebersmunster, Eguisheim, Kaysersberg, Obernai, Kintzheim, Neuf Brisach, Turckheim, Le Bonhomme, Saint Dié des Vosges, Trois Epis…

Our Gîte Alsacien is located near the pedestrian zone, at the heart of the historical and strategic center of Ribeauvillé.