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.

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Looking down a sidestreet.

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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.

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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).

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Off to this castle- Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg.

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Zoom makes things look weird but here it is up close.

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Caden drove us there.

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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.

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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.

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Good-bye France.  Megan, Alayna, and I are heading to Lake Constance today for a girl trip.

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2 Responses

  1. Megan says:

    Oops you posted the fountain picture from the day before instead of the one from Riquewihr. 🙂 Caden looks cute so oh well.

  2. Lesley Christensen says:

    Wine, food, shopping and castles… You may have found my dream city!

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