Traveling by Train in Alsace

by Therese

We have one last week of a UK and France holiday to organize.

From Paris we were thinking of getting the TGV across to Zurich to fly home. And thought we'd stop in the Alsace and Burgundy regions on our way to Switzerland.

We don't speak French and would really appreciate some tips for traveling by train and the areas which would be top of the list to see in the few days we have.


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My Favorite Places to Go in Alsace
by: Suzele

That's a really tough question to answer...

If I could only do a few things in Alsace, I would probably go to...

Haut Koenigsbourg

Mont Saint Odile

Kaysersberg is one of my favorite villages on the wine road but really it's so hard to pick one because they are all really great!

Definitely do at least one wine tasting...maybe more if I'm not driving ; )

Find a village to wander around and even hike up into the vineyards...

I like to drive around just following the road off the "official wine route" but still in the area just to see what's there...

A lot of people go to Strasbourg and Colmar because they're interesting...and they are...but I prefer the little villages...

Have a great trip!


Taking the TGV in Alsace
by: Suzele

Hi Therese,

You can take the TGV to Strasbourg and then take the regional trains to different places in Alsace...

Check out the page on Interesting Villages with Train Stations for more info on that...

When you're finished and want to catch the TGV again, you can catch it from Basel (south) or Strasbourg (north), whichever is closer for you...

Zurich is another hour from Basel on a regular train more or less so with the TGV it should be a pretty short trip...

Each region has a regional train system...then the national system...then the TGV which doesn't go everywhere yet...

Enjoy yourself : )


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