Vieille Ville
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Jason M
Salt Lake City, UT102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
We stayed in Colmar and visited Riquewihr and Eguisheim during our quick stay in the region in Sept. '19. The entire region is very picturesque. For me, however, Riquewihr had the most charm and medieval fairy tale feel of the towns we visited in the area.

Walking up and down the towns cobble stone streets and enjoying the medieval, half timbered (sometimes ornately decorated) buildings felt like stepping into a medieval movie set.... only this is a real town.

To see charming, smaller villages like Riquewihr, Eguisheum, or Rideau illegal, I highly recommend having a rental car. Trying to navigate buses and logistics from Colmar or Strasbourg would be difficult.
Written 28 May 2021
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Virginia444 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We selected Riquewihr as our first stop south of Strasbourg because of its wonderful reviews and reputation — and to visit the Féerie de Noel Christmas store. The store fully lived up to its billing — we spent a productive half hour there — and while Riquewihr itself was charming enough, I was far more enchanted by Eguisheim on the other side of Colmar. But I suppose such judgments are largely a matter of individual taste, and the very old clock tower and city gate here are indeed notable. As a practical matter, the only thing I would note is that this was the only location in two weeks of Germany and Alsace that we encountered problems deciphering the parking payment machine; thankfully, an Italian gentleman was able to do so just ahead of us, but even he had to work at it for a moment. But all that said, Riquewihr is certainly a worthwhile option among charming Alsace villages — especially if you want to visit the Christmas store there.
Written 26 June 2022
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Bandit-One
Lucerne, Switzerland10,041 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
After Eguisheim this is another charming village to visit in the Alsace. It is easy to get to. By car or even by bus from Colmar. Only 20' away.

The old town center is very compact and easy to walk. Mostly traffic free, except for some locals and/or deliveries. The Rue du Général de Gaulle is the main strip here in this village and most restaurants, shops and sights are located here or close to. The Rue de la Couronne is a smaller side street but with some interesting shops and restaurants. Make sure to check some other side streets as well, but if the first time around focus of course on the Général de Gaulle.

Mairie de Riquewihr, Le Passage, Fontaine de la Sinne and the Tour Haute (Tour Dolder) are some must-sees.

Besides that there or a good number of shops, of course some usual souvenir shops as well.

Fortwenger is a good place to shop some baked goodies, cookies etc. And Marché de Riquewihr is a good place to get some Foie Gras, saucisson and cheese.

Most restaurants offer the local cuisine from Alsace and its wine. Rich, hearty meals. Very nice. We had lunch in the "Au Vieux Riquewihr" and were very happy.

A really pretty village with countless colourful buildings. Every corner a photo op. Good shopping, good food as well. Surely a must-see when in the Alsace.
Written 15 May 2022
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David
Lille, France1,856 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
This this very pleasant Alsatian village is certainly worth going to.

Be mindful that it's very popular and it may be difficult to get part at times. I had to do a bit of a drive around the Suburbs in order to find somewhere to leave my car.

But worth it, lots of nice shops, good place to go at Christmas time.
Written 26 December 2023
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Turner S
1,469 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Picturesque would be an understatement. It’s a fairy tale village that doesn’t seem real. In addition to the beautiful architecture, you can taste wine at what seemed to be dozens of tasting rooms. You only need a couple hours here and it is well worth it for the photos alone. I had always heard Colmar had the fairy tale look but it can’t hold a candle to Riquewihr.
Written 9 May 2021
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aaarlen
Gyor-Moson-Sopron County, Hungary244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
It is a very interesting and spectacular small town, with a great atmosphere. The many colored houses, restored to their original condition, are charming. Many small cafes, restaurants, gift shops, large parking lot nearby. Great place for a nice afternoon trip.
Written 25 August 2020
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AlterSchwede13
Boblingen, Germany1,688 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
an absolute MUST DO. You can hardly get enough of these colors. In addition, this historic ambience, transported back to an ancient time. And yet this modernity: studios, art, trade. Yes, also the usual things that tourism demands, but beyond that too. Of course, I get all kinds of wines, sausages, cheese, pastries here. Special mention must be made of the permanent Christmas market.
This city is the most beautiful in Alsace.
Written 27 June 2022
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DesdinovaUK
Dover, UK688 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Beautiful Alsace village with cobbled narrow streets. Beautiful medieaval coloured buildings.

However it is a very popular tourist destination, so expect it to be busy. Parking can also be difficult as cars are obviously not allowed into the old town

Plenty of bars, restaurants, cafés, glassware and craft type shops.

Well worth a visit
Written 25 August 2022
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Sylvain G.
Lugrin, France193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
The one, single, main street of the inner city represents everything you need to see on the whole area 200km around. Typical houses, typical restaurants and typical city walls.

There are a lot of car parks around, although for a small fee.
Written 25 December 2019
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KemikOjstra
Maribor, Slovenia1,716 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
Although cities of Strasbourg and Colmar in the region of Alsace are very beautiful, there is in my opinion no more authentic Alsatian village as it is Riquewihr which simply reflects all of the Alsatian magic in the best way. Village itself is embraced with vineyards (therefore you can try many types of vine in some winstubs there) and also some houses have parts of vine leafs on them. Village is nearly historically untouchable on the hill and when you walk around it, you still think that you are like in the 15th or 16th century Alsace. Practically nearly all houses are timber-framed with German tradition as it is typical also for Alsace (and would be also in some German cities if they would survive the World War II with architecture). You can also hear some Alsatian dialect of the German language on streets, although the majority of people in village are tourists (as village has only above 1000 residents). There are many souvenir shops and traditional old restaurants, some narrow streets and, above the all, village walls with medieval Dolder tower. I had a great time there and will surely return there at least once in my lifetime. It is simply history and Alsace in their best.
Written 25 September 2016
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