It is almost an open-air museum in this Alsatian village that has been preserved almost intact since the Renaissance! The main street, the most lively, impresses as soon as you pass the ramparts by the Dolder Tower, to the North. The houses compete in beauty and shimmering colours, typical of Alsatian half-timbered houses. In tightly packed rows, they have survived the ages without batting an eyelid, to the delight of all lovers of heritage and authenticity. In season, the facades are adorned with incredible flowery and colourful arrangements; the life of the village is punctuated by tourists, souvenir stalls, art galleries and the smell of sauerkraut emanating from the many restaurants, winstubs and terraces. Our favourites? The Dolder restaurant, Lottie's Salon or the Bistrot moderne.
Leave the main street to wander through the narrow streets, look up to admire the remarkable architectural details such as the sculpted woodwork, the loopholes, the oriel windows, the period signs, the corbelled floors... Admire our fountains and old Vosges sandstone wells, which are always beautifully flowered in season.
Push the doors of the village winegrowers to discover their trade, which they practice with passion. This is an opportunity to visit a cellar and taste the nectars of our great wines such as Schoenenbourg or Sporen.
At Christmas, the magic is redoubled! Riquewihr is adorned with a thousand enchanting lights, the chalets are set up on the ramparts square and the smell of cinnamon mulled wine subtly invades the nostrils of the visitors...
The Hotel de la Couronne is located in a quiet alley in the village; it offers you the possibility to immerse yourself completely in this timeless atmosphere, and above all to enjoy it at times when the majority of other tourists have left!