Another thing to consider is how do you want to spend your vacation? Here are a few things that not so easy to find in super touristy areas. Are these things important to you?
- an authentic vacation with real local products (of a higher level of quality)
- more local traditions that are a real part of Alsace's history
- less of the plastic things not even made in Alsace
No judgement here ; )
But you will have to make a decision about what your priorities are!
Did I mention that you confronted with a very large number of tour buses in this village?
How about some equally beautiful, more tranquil villages? Not a problem for me with my backroads of the wine road tours!
I'll leave it up to you to decide if you want to stay in a Riquewihr
hotel. But I will remind you that Riquewihr isn't the only beautiful
village in Alsace.
Thankfully there are many charming villages to choose from in Alsace!
Hopefully you'll find everything that you need to know about Riquewihr France…
But if you don't find what you're looking for…ask me a question about your Alsace vacation here!
Daytrips from a Riquewihr Hotel
Staying in a Riquewihr hotel means bringing a car for most people...
If you're up for a minimum of 5 miles either walking or riding a bike, you could take the train to Ribeauvillé.
once you've checked in to your Riquewihr hotel, you'll be a short walk
or bike ride from a number of pretty little wine villages.
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of Riquewihr.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
2 miles/3 km
you find yourself in Riquewihr or that area of the Wine Road in Alsace
and you want to get away from the crowds, head over to Hunawihr.
It's right next door to Riquewihr and it's beautiful and quiet. You'll
find great wine and scenery in a quiet and peaceful setting.
3 miles/5 km
If you've already started researching where to go in Alsace, you've probably heard of Ribeauvillé.
It's a beautiful wine road village with lots of medieval buildings,
restaurants, shops and wine. I think Ribeauvillé is a great place to
visit, although I have no idea why it is more popular than other wine
road villages that are just as beautiful. There are also three castles
above Ribeauvillé that you can hike up to and back in three hours if
3 miles/5 km
(not Kintzheim) is a beautiful little wine road village near
Kaysersberg and it's also home to the Confrerie de Saint Etienne and
their Alsatian Wine museum. If you want to learn more about the history
of Alsatian wine and how it was produced, you might want to stop by.
4 miles/6 km
is a just as beautiful medieval wine road village as Riquewihr with the
added bonus of a ruined castle only a 15 minute hike away. The photo at
the very top of this webpage was taken in Kaysersberg to give you an
idea. So if you want to avoid the crowds in Riquewihr, Kaysersberg might
be a good choice for your Alsace vacation. And it's the birthplace of
Albert Schweitzer too.
4 miles/6 km
You'll probably pass Ammerschwihr
on your way from Turckehim to Kaysersberg and you will definitely see
it! It's the one with the huge tower (the Schelmenturm)... If you stop
by, you'll have a choice of over 40 wine makers to choose from as you
wander through the village. And for those of you who love to golf...
5 miles/8 km
is a quiet little village on the Alsatian Wine Road just past
Ribeauvillé. One of the most amazing things about Bergheim is how it was
managed to preserve almost ALL of its medieval city walls. You can walk
around the village and see them for yourself before or after trying
some of the local wine and food.
8 miles/12 km
is a beautiful little village on the Alsace Wine Road with a train
station! So you can drink as much as you can want... Turckheim has a
particular tradition that it has continued (with only two stops) for
hundreds years. The Nightwatchman makes his rounds (May 1st to Oct 31st)
at 10am every night.
Looking for a Riquewihr Hotel?
Hotel le Sarment d'Or
The Hotel le Sarment d'Or is a small family owned hotel inside the
historic center of Riquewihr. The rooms are nicely decorated, clean and
reasonably priced for a touristy village. The restaurant is very good.
Parking is available.
Hotel de la Couronne
The Hotel de la Couronne is located in a beautiful 16th century building
in the center of the village, so you can expect rooms with wood beams
and lots of Alsatian charm. No elevator. Prices are relatively
reasonable for a Riquewihr hotel. Parking available at the hotel.
Hotel le Riquewihr
The Hotel le Riquewihr is located outside the historic center of
Riquewihr, but makes up for it with air conditioned nicely decorated
modern style rooms. You'll also find a sauna, fitness center and indoor
swimming pool. Breakfast, WiFi and parking available. Be aware that this
hotel accommodates a lot of tour buses.
Best Western Hotel le Schoenenbourg
The Hotel le Schoenenbourg is a Best Western hotel, so you have an idea
of what to expect. Air conditioned nicely decorated rooms, Outdoor
swimming pool, sauna and fitness center. Parking and Wifi available.
Restaurant on the premises. Rooms for physically disabled are available
in this Riquewihr hotel.
The Hotel l'Oriel is a pretty little hotel built in beautiful old
medieval buildings in the center of historic Riquewihr. Rooms are quaint
and Alsatian. Some rooms are nicer than others. Breakfast and WiFi is
available. There is parking nearby this Riquewihr hotel.
Hotel au Dolder
The Hotel au Dolder is a pretty little Riquewihr hotel near one of the
village's medieval towers named the Dolder. The rooms are small as you
would expect in medieval buildings, but they are clean and quaint.
Limited parking is available at the hotel for a fee. Breakfast, lunch
and dinner are available in the restaurant.
Hotel au Cerf
The Hotel au Cerf is a small hotel in the middle of historic
Riquewihr in lovely old medieval buildings. The rooms are relatively
nice, but don't expect luxury in this budget Riquewihr hotel. Breakfast
is available and the restaurant serves lunch and dinner too.
La Maison Kiener has 2 vacation rental apartments both tastefully
decorated with sitting rooms, dining rooms and kitchens. All in 16th
century buildings built into the city walls of Riquewihr. Room for up to
4 or 6 people.
B. Espace Suites
B Espace Suites is a bed and breakfast (with a few gites available) in
the historic center of Riquewihr. The rooms are very tastefully
decorated in historic old buildings. Breakfast is available downstairs
in the restaurant. Very good lunch and dinner available in the
restaurants as well.
Le Bastion de Riquewihr
Le Bastion de Riquewihr is a small bed and breakfast in a beautiful old
barrel maker's home built into the city walls of Riquewihr. Rooms are
large, traditionally decorated with kitchenettes in some. Gardens and
patio outside. Nice breakfast.
La Maison Dissler
La Maison Dissler is a bed and breakfast located in 16th century
buildings inside the historic center of Riquewihr. Each room is
tastefully decorated with antiques that are also available for purchase.
Parking is available. Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
L'Adrihof is a beautiful 16th century bed and breakfast located in the
center of Riquewihr. The rooms are simple, but large for a medieval
building. Parking available. There is a well equipped communal kitchen
at your disposal and a rooftop terrace. Prices are reasonable for a
Hostellerie au Moulin
The Hostellerie au Moulin is located inside the historic center of
Riquewihr in beautifully decorated medieval buildings. The rooms are
nice, not particularly special, just nice. Prices are reasonable for a
Riquewihr hotel. Breakfast is available and the restaurant serves lunch
and dinner as well.
Luxury Gite in Riquewihr
If you're looking for a luxury gite on the Wine Road in Alsace, this
could be just what you are looking for. A two bedroom vacation apartment
in a 16th century building actually built into the city walls of
Riquewihr. Air conditioning, fireplace and many other amenities.