Riquewihr and the castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg
More from Alsace, France today. This is a really pretty area and most of the people have been very nice.
Riquewihr first. Riquewihr is a bigger town than Ribeauville where our hotel is located. It has many wine tastings and a big main street for shopping, tasting, and food. And lots of pretty scenery.
Looking down a sidestreet.
Caden by a fountain again. He is obsessed with fountains. He says “wawa” for water but each trip I pick a few words for him to say more clearly. “Wawa” is becoming “water” more and more. Having so many fountains gives us a chance to practice a lot.
We did some wine tasting too. Alsace is known for its sweet, white wines- Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, and a few bubby options. Since I’m not the biggest fan of sweet whites, I bought the driest sparking wine and Josh and Megan bought Riesling and Gewürztraminer.
In the wine tasting cave. It was 95 degrees so the cave was a nice change. (Most places do not have air conditioning in France).
Off to this castle- Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg.
Zoom makes things look weird but here it is up close.
Caden drove us there.
The castle was built in the 1100s as a fortress. Obviously it has been updated over the years. It had a cool drawbridge and randomly a heated chair with the tiles used are many, many centuries old and were found at the castle during one of the renovations.
Megan, Josh, and I agreed that this is one of the better castles in Europe. A lot of them have no insides or only one or two rooms to visit.
Good-bye France. Megan, Alayna, and I are heading to Lake Constance today for a girl trip.