Four Favorite Castles in Alsace, France

Alsace is a peaceful and prosperous wine region. Here are four castles that punctuate a storybook landscape of forests, vineyards and well-preserved houses.

Favorite Wine Bars in Colmar

Seeing the vineyards and tasting wine where it's made gives you a deeper connection to it. In Colmar, we had great fun learning about Alsatian wines.

Alsace: Driving the Route des Vins

With its fairy-tale landscapes, half-timbered towns, crumbling castles and fine wines and cuisine, Alsace, France, is a lovely region to visit.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Alsace, France

On this trip to Alsace, our writer explored the picturesque Route des Vins, which winds through the Vosges Mountains. He found two hideaways to recommend there.

Eating Well Along Alsace’s Route des Vins

Michelin stars twinkle all up and down the Route des Vins, the picturesque road linking a series of wine towns. Here are seven restaurants we recommend.

Alsace’s Cultural Jewel: Colmar’s Unterlinden Museum

the Unterlinden Museum has become one of the top attractions in Alsace. It is small, set in historic buildings and has a superb collection of art.

Touring Alsace Wineries

Alsace is one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world. We visited seven wineries there, each of which has something unique to offer the oenophile.

Musée Alsacien

The charming Musee Alsacien is highly recommended for a fascinating introduction to the complex history of Alsace.

Strasbourg: New Boutique Hotel Options

Simultaneously grand and intimate, Strasbourg is one of Europe's most appealing cities.

6 of Strasbourg's Best Winstubs

Winstubs are cozy pub-like places beloved by Alsatians for their traditional comfort dishes and the local wines they pour by the glass, carafe or bottle.

Christmas in Alsace

Though Alsace, France's northeasternmost province, is delightful year-round, there's no better time to discover its cities than December, when many are animated by marches de Noel, monthlong open-air Christmas markets.