Alsace, which is 190km long and no more than 50km wide, is made up of two rival départements (administrative divisions) : Bas-Rhin (Lower Rhine; www.tourisme67.com), the area around the dynamic regional (and European) capital, Strasbourg; and Haut-Rhin (Upper Rhine; www.tourisme68.com), which covers the region’s more southerly reaches, including the picturesque département capital, Colmar, and the industrial city of Mulhouse. Germany is just across the busy Rhine, whose left bank is Alsatian as far south as the Swiss city of Basel.
Alsace destination guides
Strasbourg is the perfect overture to all that is idiosyncratic about Alsace – walking a fine tightrope between France and Germany and between a medieval past and a progressive future, it pulls off its act in inimitable Alsatian style.
Alsace by Bike
Wind your way through the picturesque villages and vineyards of the great wine making region of Alsace
Black Forest and Strasbourg Day Trip from Frankfurt
See two countries in one day on your Black Forest and Strasbourg day trip from Frankfurt! Traveling by luxury coach, you'll visit the spa town of Baden-Baden in Germany's Black Forest and the continental city of Strasbourg in Alsace, France.