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Alsace Itinerary

Day 2

Turkheim to Ribeauvillé

A shorter day today, because we’re busy!  If we didn’t have time yesterday we’ll explore Turkheim, famous for its 3 fortified gates and nesting storks which we’ll see throughout Alsace and are considered to be good luck.  Some householders place old wagon wheels on chimneys to encourage the storks to nest. 

Turkheim is also home to probably Alsace’s finest red wine, made from Pinot Noir – it’s a similar landscape to Burgundy, at a similar latitude, so no great surprise the same grape thrives here.  So we’ll taste pinot noir and Gewurtztraminer, the most aromatic of the Alsace wines and my personal favourite.

We’ll visit Ingersheim, Ammerschwihr (lunch) and Katersberg, and finally we’ll visit the Domaine du Moulin Dusenberg where we’ll explore local cheese and their highly-rated Alsace wines.

Tonight we stay in the centre of Ribeauville  at the Hotel de la Tour.

Distance = 21 Km / 13 miles

Click this link for Day 2 route map on mapometer.

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