As I previously promised here, I am sharing our day trip from Lucerne to the Alsace Region of France. Just a short 2 1/2 hour drive from Switzerland, this quaint and gorgeous region of France was vastly different than the other locations we had visited on our honeymoon. Less tourism. Less English. Breathtaking scenery and lots of untouched land. We felt like we were stumbling along an area that other Americans hadn’t really discovered. They had, of course- we found our initial destination of Colmar on a travel search… However, the further we crept into the Alsace Wine Region, the more we felt we were propelling ourselves into something more unknown. It was kind of special.
We visited three towns in the Alsace Region. Colmar was our first stop and our initial attraction to it was images of colorful walls and architecture. In fact, Colmar is also known as “Little Venice” for its resemblance to the Italian city.There are houses that line each side of the water.
Colmar was very unique, but the next town we visited after that is called Riquewihr and it was definitely my favorite! I’d compare it to a little Christmas Village. The unique structures and colors of the buildings and the brick walkways create a super cozy neighborhood atmosphere. I loved strolling the small town and getting lost in their side streets. They had a little ornament shop that we explored. (I never not walk in when I see a Christmas store- I may or may not have an obsession). Then we stopped and had a delicious lunch with some wine in an adorable secluded patio with bright blue walls.
How neat are these pictures?
This castle was unbelievable. I felt like I was sitting on the set of King Arthur. You can get a little history on it here. It was an extremely windy day up on the hillside so I kept having to grab my dress and pull it down. Which led to me taking tons of goofy pictures.
The coolest part of the day is that after a quick spot of rain, a double rainbow emerged and we got to witness it from a castle window. It was magical.
I highly encourage you to visit the Alsace Region of France if you ever get a moment. It was such a neat experience and Eric and I remember it as a highlight of our honeymoon. Plus, does it get any more gorgeous than this?!
As always, thank you for reading!