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© Quentin Gachon - Tourist Office of the Pays de Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr

Riquewihr, an unmissable medieval town in the heart of the Alsatian vineyard, invites you to stroll among half-timbered buildings and shimmering colors. This “Most beautiful village in France”, the origin of Crémant d’Alsace, owes its name “Pearl of the Alsatian vineyard” to its preserved heritage.

Riquewihr is surrounded by classified grand cru vines: Schoenenbourg and Sporen. The city with its perfectly preserved surrounding walls reveals its closely spaced half-timbered houses from the 13th to the 18th century as you walk along the main street.

From the gourmet's house to the oldest barrel in the world, the vine, already exploited in the 8th century, has shaped the city. Richo's villa, "Richo villare" was a vast wine estate, at the origin of the town of Riquewihr

Thieves' Tower and winegrower's house, Schickhardt's house, gourmet's house or castle of the Counts of WĂĽrttemberg, the Alsatian house reaches its most accomplished expression in Riquewihr, through all the variations of sculpted half-timbering, oriel windows or sculpted wells. The Dolder erected in 1291, from its 25m height will offer you another point of view of the city

Admirably flowered in spring and summer, the city takes on its Christmas colors during the Advent period, in a unique atmosphere which combines the magic of Christmas with Alsatian traditions.