""...The pearl of alsatian wineyards..."" Top 5 Page for this destination Riquewihr by Peter_P
Riquewihr Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 107 photos
Riquewihr is a well preserved town in which layout and structure have not changed since the Middle Age.
The old houses built in the 16th and 17th century gives the visitors an image of hundred of years ago. Still every detail of that period is 'alive' : the courtyards, the galleries, the wells, the fountains...
The architecture of the Middle Age town can be seen because the people have not changed much to their houses. Wine making is their main objective in life and an growing industry is part of it...
The fortified city is only accessible through a few narrow entrances. This one is rather small, some are a little wider so also larger vehicles could enter the city...
The town is surrounded by wine yards.
Wine has played a very large part in the life and prosperity of this medieval town. Famous wine-growing families stayed in Riquewihr for generations...
- Pros:Most beautiful town in the region...
- In a nutshell:On the 'Route du Vin'...
Main entrance to the city - Dolder Great Door. It's a belfry tower an an historic monument. Next to the tower you'll... more travel advice
Porte supérieure (Obertor) - Upper Gateway. Outer ramparts from the 16th and 17th centuries, with double gates,... more travel advice
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