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Places and things you must do in Alsace...

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Places and things you must do in Alsace...

I sent for a book on Alsace, but it came back in French, so I am asking you - what is a must to see and do there. We are staying near to Colmar in Gerardmer and it is our first time in the region. We love little villages and new adventures. (Retired high school teachers).

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1. Re: Places and things you must do in Alsace...

This really isn't the first time you've asked this question! Look back to October 2009 for day trip ideas!

The distance between Gerardmer and Colmar is 22 miles or 35.4 Kilometers, and will take you at least an hour because you are crossing the mountains using the Col de la Schlucht.

OK:

Colmar

Kaysersberg

Riquewihr

Ribeauville

Hunawihr

Eguisheim

Munster

Vallée de la Wormsaa

Strasbourg

Selestat

Dambach la Ville

Rouffach

Ballon d'Alsace

Route des Crêtes

Chitterlé Alpine Garden

Epinal

St Dié

.......... how's that for starters. You could also look up the websites for Haut Rhin, Munster valley and the Vosges department for more help.

Oh and if possible return the book and ask for a repayment, and get something like Michelin's Green Guide in English to Alsace and Lorraine. A good starting point.

Edited: 27 August 2010, 22:23
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2. Re: Places and things you must do in Alsace...

Love the list of places! You certainly know the area. I am glad you took the time to give some suggestions.

Thank you for your help!

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3. Re: Places and things you must do in Alsace...

Since you are staying in Gerardmer, you are a short drive to the area where the famous 141st Infantry's "Lost Battalion" was rescued by the Nisei troops in October 1944.

Just a bit further up the road is the American Military Cemetery at Epinal...an absolute must-visit for any American visiting in the area. The day we were there in late June, we were the ONLY Americans who visited that day.

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