Tips from an Alsacienne
Our first and most important tip for visiting Riquewihr, relax and enjoy the experience of the surrounding village and ambiance. The village hasn't changed since the 16th century and the beauty is both incredibly original and astonishing. Walk down the cobblestoned streets and imagine what life might have been like for the people who built it and lived there for centuries.
Originally, Riquewihr was the property of the Dukes of Württemberg and historically, Riquewihr served as a Winzerdorf or "wine village" as a trading hub for Alsatian and German wine. The most well known wine being Riesling.
Perhaps this region will be nice for you for historical discovery or simply enjoying the current atmosphere at your leisure. Either way, you can find something that Riquewihr has to offer below.
Walking or Bicycle Paths
The surrounding area of Riquewihr is absolutely ideal for walking or riding your bike. Although it's best to do this before eating or drinking wine in the village! Trust me. The surrounding vineyards and villages within walking distance are wonderful, and the views of the valley below and the mountains (Voges) above are clearly an inspiration to many past and present artists and artisans.