The Good Life France Magazine

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7 months ago


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The highlight of Hunawihr is its fortified church Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur which sits amongst vineyards on a hillside at the edge of the village. After witnessing this fantastic sight, head into the walled hamlet to see the Schickardt House, the Renaissance Town Hall and the Fountain of St. Hune. Last but not least, visit the cellars of this well-established wine-producing village to sample the exceptional liquor. Hunawihr is also home to a stork re-introduction centre so keep your eyes peeled and you will likely spot storks in nature. Riquewihr in Alsace. With its historical monuments and striking architecture, the city’s finest building Notre-Dame Cathedral should be top of your list. Don’t miss Strasbourg’s historic centre the Grande Île (large island), a UNESCO World Heritage site where you can stroll through atmospheric alleyways and admire elegant buildings and historic churches before enjoying the café-filled squares. Riquewihr with the region including the local Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé, Osterberg and Geisberg. Hunawihr Whilst each village is full of unique and colourful buildings combined with traditional character, Hunawihr is no exception, situated a mere 2km from Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr. Château du Haut- Koenigsbourg An alternative castle worth visiting, located in the Orschwiller commune, 10 minutes from Ribeauvillé is the medieval Château du Haut- Koenigsbourg that sits 757 metres above the Alsace plains. You can explore the furnished fortress and discover its medieval weapon collections before scaling to the summit of the bastion for fantastic views over the Vosges mountains and the Black Forest beyond. Ribeauvillé South of Strasbourg, Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr are two of the most beautiful villages in France and are situated relatively close to each other. Ribeauvillé is a Route des Vins must, encompassed by vineyards and mountains. Its impressive buildings and fortified castles are the main draw including the 18th century Hôtel de Ville (town hall) and its prestigious collection of silver goblets besides the wellmaintained Tour des Bouchers (Butchers’ tower). Perched high on a mountainside overlooking the medieval village, Saint Ulrich Castle stands proud as the oldest and bestpreserved castle of its kind, surrounded by an endless forested landscape. Ribeauvillé Saint Ulrich Castle Riquewihr Taking a historic walk through the elegant Medieval ramparts, hidden courtyards and brightly coloured architecture is a great way to explore the enchanting village of Riquewihr. Venture onto the neighbouring hills to get a real sense of Riquewihr’s chocolate box lid pretty looks, and to appreciate its peaceful nature. For centuries, the vineyards of Riquewihr and Ribeauvillé have produced some of the most incredible wines of Alsace and the world. Wine lovers will adore the fresh and full-bodied Grand Cru appellation varieties, synonymous Hunawihr 38 | The Good Life France The Good Life France | 39