The Rhine Route

The legendary Rhine River originates in the Swiss Alps and flows into the North Sea. Navigable beginning in Basel, the river is one of the most frequented waterways in the world.

The Rhine lines the Alsace region from Basel to Lauterbourg and forms a natural border of more than 200 km between France and Germany.

The Rhine Route crosses the plain of the river and takes visitors on a tour of diverse landscapes including forests and preserved areas.

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The Northern Vosges Route

Discover sites and landscapes on the route:

 

The Central Vosges Route

donon © OTHVB D. BetschThe Middle Vosges peak at an altitude between 900 and 1,100 metres. Easily accessible, a road network through mountain passes leads visitors to forested summits, mountain pastures and deep valleys.

In addition to traditional tourist sites, this region of the great outdoors has numerous activities for leisure sports including hiking, MTB trails, and downhill and cross country-skiing.

 

The Potters Route

Beyond the forest of Haguenau is the Outre-Forêt. Bordered to the east by the Rhine River and encroaching on the foothills of the Northern Vosges to the west, this area features hills, valleys and forests with numerous tourist sites:

The Green Route

Born from the Franco-German reconciliation, the Green Route is a tourist itinerary that links the Black Forest, Alsace and the Vosges Mountains. A milestone on the path to a united Europe, the route is a true bond of friendship between Lorraine, Alsace and Baden, lands of gastronomy, culture and remarkable nature.

 

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Route Joffre

Like the Crest Road, Route Joffre was used as a communications route during the First World War (1914-1918). 
It links Masevaux to Thann and offers stunning panoramic views of the Thur and Doller valleys as well as of the Grand Ballon (1,424 m), the highest peak of the Vosges Mountains.

 

 

The Sauerkraut Route

KRAUTERGERSHEIM champ de choux à choucroute © D. LettWhile the title of the sauerkraut capital of Alsace goes to Krautergersheim, the culinary route dedicated to the dish begins in Erstein. Created by an initiative of the producers, the route links several villages of the Ried plain in Bas-Rhin. Stop in one of the several restaurants of the route specialized in the preparation of this culinary symbol of the region, and discover the Sauerkraut Route from the field to the plate. Meet cabbage farmers, sauerkraut producers and restaurateurs!

The Chocolate and Sweets Way of Alsace

The sugar industry has long been a part of the history of Alsace, the French region that exports the most chocolate. Being close to Switzerland, where Coba was founded (which was for a long time the only confectionary school in the world), has undoubtedly influenced the development of the chocolate making profession.

Founded in 2007, the Chocolate and Sweets Way of Alsace includes more than fifty chocolate professionnals ready to share their know-how and local specialties (map).