Culture tourism in southern Alsace

culture tourism in southern Alsace

If you can’t imagine your holidays without visits to castles and museums, our beautiful region is perfect for you! Alsace and its neighbours (Switzerland, Germany) offer a rich cultural heritage, and promise to make your holiday unforgettable! Visit renowned castles and museums, including the not-to-be-missed Wine Route that’s so dear to our beautiful region.

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Museums in southern Alsace, Switzerland, and Germany

  • Fondation Beyeler: Museum of modern and contemporary art. The gallery owner, Ernest Beyeler, has assembled this fantastic collection of artwork.
    Located in Riehen, near Basel (10 km from the hotel), and is accessible by car or bicycle.
    Museum website: http://www.fondationbeyeler.ch
  • Kunstmuseum: An art museum that exhibits mainly paintings, engravings, and European works of art. Located in the heart of Basel (8 km) and is accessible by car, public transport or bicycle.
    Museum website: http://www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch
  • Museum Tinguely: Dedicated to the great Swiss artist Jean Tinguely, this museum bearing his name is located in Basel, and shows a selection of his machine sculptures, reliefs, and drawings that he produced throughout his career.
    Located in Basel (8 km), accessible by car, public transport or bicycle.
    Museum website: http://www.tinguely.ch
  • Vitra Design: One of the world’s leading design museums. You will certainly be wowed by the exterior architecture.
    Located in Weil am Rhein (6 km), accessible by car or bicycle.
    Museum website: http://www.design-museum.de
  • Automobile museum: Visitors from around the world come to admire this collection of 400 vehicle models that retrace automotive history.
    Located in Mulhouse (35 km), accessible by car or train.
    Museum website: http://www.citedelautomobile.com
  • Cité du train: The largest railway museum in Europe.
    Located in Mulhouse (35 km), accessible by car or train.
    Museum website: http://www.citedutrain.com
  • Electricity museum: It is the largest museum about the history of electricity and electrical appliances in Europe. Fun and educational, it is suitable for all ages.
    Located in the heart of Mulhouse (35 km), accessible by car or train.
    Museum website: http://www.edf.electropolis.mulhouse.museum/
  • Fondation Fernet Branca: Contemporary art museum which was formerly a distillery.
    Located in Saint-Louis (500 m from the hotel) and is accessible on foot, by bike or by car.
    Website: http://fondationfernet-branca.org/
  • Wallpaper museum: This wallpaper museum in Rixheim (24 km) originates from the collections of the manufacturer Zuber & Cie (18th century). It is accessible by car or train.
    Museum website: https://www.museepapierpeint.org/
  • Medieval and mysterious Alsace: along the “Route des Châteaux”

  • Haut-Koenigsbourg castle: The Haut-Koenigsbourg is a fortified castle dating from the 12th century that was extensively reworked in the 15th century, and is located in Orschwiller (80 km). It is accessible by car.
    Castle website: http://www.haut-koenigsbourg.fr
  • Hohlandsbourg castle: The Hohlandsbourg castle is located in Wintzenheim (65 km), near Colmar, in the Haut-Rhin. It was built in 1279 by Siegfried of Gundolsheim.
    It is accessible by car.
    Castle website: http://www.chateau-hohlandsbourg.com
  • Travel diary: to visit also…

  • Basel: the Cultural Capital of Switzerland and a university town, Basel is also rich in cultural and historical events, recreation and entertainment.
  • Alsatian villages: stop in and visit typical Alsatian villages for a fantastic experience! Ribeauvillé, Eguisheim, Kaysersberg, Riquewihr… the region is full of picturesque places. You’ll be enchanted by the half-timbered houses, the beauty of the tiny lanes, and the charm of our outstanding region!
  • Alsace Wine Route: it’s 170 km long and promises exceptional days spent in the heart of the vineyards. You’ll pass through the most beautiful wine villages and taste the best wines that our region has to offer.
    Wine Route website: http://www.route-des-vins-alsace.com

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