Close your eyes and breathe in, can you smell the delicate scent of cinnamon teasing your senses? Open them now, and succumb to the decor that is offered to you... From November onwards, Alsace puts on its Christmas colours and the whole region is decked out in its most beautiful finery.
Riquewihr also dresses up for Christmas. The entire village and its inhabitants are happy to help illuminate its beautiful facades. Everything is prepared down to the last detail and no corner is forgotten.
At the Hotel de La Couronne, Christmas is one of our favourite seasons. We love the preparations that bring people together, and take the opportunity to dress the hotel and its outbuildings with baubles, garlands, or fir branches ... We want our guests to fully experience this Advent season that is so dear to us.
For a month, the Christmas chalets take over the Place des Remparts and during the weekends, the whole town comes alive and is in tune with the spirit of a fairy tale... The gingerbread stalls tempt the most gourmands, the craftsmen compete with their know-how to present their most beautiful creations while the wine growers innovate by proposing secret recipes of mulled wine. Red or white, the choice is yours!
The village sparkles, just like the whole of Alsace, and Christmas music is played in the churches, where numerous choirs and musical ensembles celebrate this very special time of year.
These unique moments of sharing are carried by the heritage of ancestral beliefs. Thus, it is not uncommon to come across the legendary characters of Christmas in Alsace, such as Saint Nicholas or the terrifying Hans Trapp! Come, and let us tell you all the wonderful stories we have to offer!
Our beautiful region is sometimes a victim of its own success and it is often difficult to get around and park during the weekends.
The first good plan is to come and visit us during the week. Of course, most of the entertainment takes place on Saturdays and Sundays, but during the week many markets are open and the illuminations never stop. You can enjoy the atmosphere away from the crowds and in a quieter atmosphere.
If you are arriving at the weekend, leave your car parked in our hotel car park in the centre, or in the car parks outside the village. The Christmas Stars Country has planned everything and has set up special shuttles at low prices. This shuttle connects the main Christmas markets such as Colmar, Kaysersberg, Eguisheim, Ribeauvillé or Neuf-Brisach.
Even better? Forget the car and come by train, the shuttles drop you off not far from the hotel, a godsend to enjoy all the magic and enchantment of Christmas in Alsace. With the train, you can easily reach the capital of Christmas in Alsace: Strasbourg. Allow a good day to wander around all the markets scattered throughout the city and the narrow streets of Petite France. And if you feel a little hungry after climbing the 330 steps to the cathedral platform, we recommend a break at the Caveau du Gurtlerhoft or the Brasserie du Dauphin.