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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, Kayersberg, and Riquewihr (lundh) and finally we’ll visit the Domaine du Bott Freres in Ribeauvillé where we’ll explore their highly-rated Alsace wines. As enjoyed by Président Macron (seriously, you can see the letter in their shop!)

Tonight we stay at the Hotel de la Vignette in the centre of St Hippolyte.

Distance = 29 Km / 17 miles

Click this link for Day 2 route map on mapometer.

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