Stay in a beautiful environment with a mild climate? Then a stay in a holiday home in the Haute-Rhin area is a fairytale vacation. This department is located in the southern part of the Alsace region and is characterized mainly by impressive medieval buildings, natural elements and the many vineyards.
Haute-Rhin is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and special departments in the country, and is characterized by four natural regions. The solid mass of the Vosges thus covers a quarter of the surface. The highest peaks in the department can be found at the Grand Ballon and Ballon d’Alsace. The top can be recognized through a statue of Jeanne d'Arc. At the top there is good air quality, so you can enjoy skiing and cross-country skiing on the peaks in the winter. In the summer months the Ballon d’Alsace is ideal for mountain biking or gliding.
Just like many departments in France, Haute-Rhin is also known for its delicious and intense wines. It is not for nothing that a wine queen is chosen every year in Colmar, who tells something about the wine of the region. In Alsace, mostly silent, white wines are made. So you can enjoy the many Alsace wines and the Alsace Grand Cru wines, where grape varieties such as riesling, pinot gris and muscat are allowed. Sparkling wines, such as the Crémant d’Alsace, are also widely drunk in this region. Wines from this area are always sold in a special wine bottle, the flûte d’Alsace.
The village of Le Markstein in particular is known for its vineyards and has little rainfall and lots of sunshine. For more wine details go to Kayserberg, a busy wine town and an important imperial city. Ribeauvillé is a small-scale but wonderfully charming wine town.
You can find a natural trip at Munster in the Route des Cretes. Here you can walk to your heart's content on a high plateau between the heathland and swamp vegetation. Enjoy beautiful panoramas and breathtaking meadows, forests and mountain lakes. The zoological-botanical garden in Mulhouse offers an exotic touch. The zoo is in a quiet location and gives you a pleasant day out. In Mulhouse you can also visit the harbor, the industrial area and the university. The big city has many technical museums and has a special Cité de l’Automobile for car enthusiasts, where the car collection of the Schlump brothers can be seen. More than 400 historical models are exhibited here.
You can relax in one of the many wellness and spa facilities in Haute-Rhin. For example, Center Balneo in Ribeauville is ideal if you are looking for a hammam and sauna. Also handy: the resort is located near the Alsatian wine route. In the evening you can dine in the many restaurants in Haute-Rhin and a visit to the casino in Ribeauville is certainly worth it. The casino is part of a hotel with spa and entertainment, so you can fully enjoy. Finish your evening in style at Le Paradis des Sources in Soultzmatt. A magical evening with a magic show, gogo dancers and gastronomic dishes, which rightly ensures an unforgettable holiday!