2022 2023

Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, the Wine Route and Strasbourg

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Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, the Wine Route and Strasbourg

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Description

During this all-day excursion, you’ll crisscross Alsace and discover its most-important sites. You’ll visit Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, which dominates the valley. Built in the 17th century, it was witness to centuries of European conflicts and rivalries between regional lords, kings, and emperors. It was owned by many illustrious figures, including the Hapsburg Monarchy and German Emperor Wilhelm II. Wilhelm II decided to turn the fortress into a museum celebrating the Middle Ages. He oversaw the restoration and reconstruction of the castle, which had been previously destroyed and abandoned during the Thirty Years’ War. The remarkable work at the site lasted eight years. After, we’ll continue along the Wine Route in Alsace. A symbol of Alsatian pleasures, the route is over 100 miles long and strings together the local, picturesque and colorful villages. We’ll stop at a wine cellar to enjoy a tasting* and have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we’ll return to Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace. The stone “lacework” on its red cathedral is not to be missed. You’ll see the major sites and monuments that make the city so famous, included the legendary Kammerzell House, Petite France, and the old section of the city dotted with covered bridges.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Only on pre-booking.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • *Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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This cruise is not available on our website. For more information and to look for suitable alternatives, please contact us on 1-800 768 7232 or send us an email at info-us@croisieurope.com
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REF: COB ( reverse direction REF: BCO)
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Cruise the magic Moselle River and enjoy the gentle waters of the Romantic Rhine Valley on this exceptional cruise from Cochem to Basel. Let yourself be whisked away by the meandering waters and discover the steep cliffs, majestic castles, and impressive vineyards in an area teeming with history. And who could forget Koblenz and Rüdesheim, known for its wines and cafés, or Heidelberg, one of the most romantic cities in Germany? Along the Wine Route, you’ll explore traditional villages with hidden secrets, as well as Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle perched on a peak in the Vosges Mountains.

6 Days On request
On request
This cruise is not available on our website. For more information and to look for suitable alternatives, please contact us on 1-800 768 7232 or send us an email at info-us@croisieurope.com

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