Princes and princesses. Fairytales.
These are the first thoughts that enter your mind when you set eyes on Alsace.
You almost expect Hansel and Gretel to come rushing round a corner to welcome you to their little house built with colourful cookies and biscuits.
Situated in the east side of France, Alsace is very close to the German border. In fact, Alsace has changed hands between France and Germany on several occasions, something that had a strong influence on the character of this region.
The sheer beauty of Alsace with its rolling hills, dotted by tiny villages and castles, is something worth seeing. It really looks and feels like the place where fairytales were created.
We arrived in the small village of Kaysersberg on a sunny morning, a couple of days after our barging trip in the Loire region ended. Two days of exploration suddenly looked much to short!
When the sun goes down the day visitors leave town, and a calm atmosphere settles over the village – an ideal time to explore more, or go for dinner at a nearby bistro.
Every fairytale has a castle, it is just a fact of life!
Alsace is no different, and we went to have a look at the magnificent Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, a medieval castle not far away.
As expected, our brief visit to Alsace was much too short. We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful region of France.
It was a pity that we could not stay any longer, but it was time for us to head over the border into Germany.
Coming up next! 🙂