Bas-Rhin is a beautiful and versatile region with a lot to discover, especially for families with young children. In the west, the Bas-Rhin borders on Moselle. Its very suitable for shorter holidays like a long weekend. Enjoy a holiday in a comfortable holiday home with charming wine villages, nice markets and cozy shopping streets. The people in the Bas-Rhin are very friendly and proud of their fought region and traditions. Hospitable and willing to let others enjoy everything this special region has to offer.
The area in the north of the former Alsace region is particularly known for a certain prestigious city: Strasbourg. The historic character of the city is well preserved between the original walls; there are beautiful old neighborhoods with many half-timbered houses. A special area is "La Petite France", a kind of island in the city, formed by the confluence of the Rhine and the Ill. A cruise on the River Ill in Strasbourg shows the most beautiful places in the city and is a great adventure for young and old.
The city is ideal for trips with children. The Orangerie park with a botanical garden and animal park is a must. There are many different museums, such as the Electropolis (museum about electricity) and the Musée du Jouet (Toy Museum) that are interesting enough to spend an afternoon in.
The food and wine are probably good reasons to explore this region in more detail. Stitch products that are still made according to traditional recipes and make many people run into the mouth. Delicious sauerkraut dishes that are on the menu everywhere, fantastic smoked sausages, liver sausages, black pudding and other meat products. Lovers of the Munsterkaas, the Flammeküche, on which this cheese is richly sprinkled, are also served. Delicious with a nice glass of Gewürtztraminer, Muscat d’Elzas, Riesling or Sylvaner.
In the course of the centuries, Bas-Rhin has changed hands quite often. Wars and annexations with Germany on the one hand and France on the other have left their mark. Monuments worth seeing are the Fort of Mutzig and the remains of the French Maginot Line, which was built between 1930 and 1938. Enthusiasts of the martial arts can indulge themselves here. In the safe knowledge that peace has reigned around the Franco-German border for a long time and that both countries meet regularly in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.