Colmar fête le printemps©OT Colmar
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In season

Springtime in Alsace

It's springtime in Alsace! So many activities to do! Enjoy the first rays of sun and greet the spring with a smile.

Tomme du Ried©Vincent Muller

Sample local products

With the fine weather now here, the market stalls offer a wealth of uniquely fresh products with a variety of tastes and flavours. Whether they’re traditional or artisanal, at the markets in Alsace you’ll discover gourmet treasures and local specialities!

Spend some special moments in a happy, friendly atmosphere, meeting local food producers in person; they’ll be delighted to let you taste their products. Discover their know-how and fill your basket with little springtime pleasures!

Get your baskets ready!
Apéro Strasbourg - Amer bière©31 Photography

Soak up the sun on a terrace

As soon as the good weather arrives, everyone gets an irresistible urge to go outside and enjoy the warmth of the first rays of sun.

It’s the perfect time to enjoy a first drink on the terrace of a bar or restaurant, with family or friends. There’s nothing like the refreshing zing of a springtime beer with aromas of spring and fruit.

For more character, opt for the typically Alsatian cocktail: Amer Bière! It tastes even better if you have a fresh, deliciously salted pretzel with it.

Roseraie de Saverne©OT Saverne

Meandering in the garden

Romantic, poetic or contemporary, in the spring, Alsace's parks and gardens look forward to welcoming you for a special moment close to nature.

Embellished with their first blossoms, gardens are the perfect place to go for peace and quiet. Wander down colourful, fragrant pathways or enjoy a moment of pure relaxation, lulled by the birdsong. Come awaken your senses and soak up the first rays of sunshine.

Savour the moment

Explore on a bicycle

Spring is the ideal time for great bike rides, to discover nature as it reawakens! In the plain, vineyards or mountains, ride to your heart’s content on more than 2,500 kilometres of bike routes. You’ll be enchanted by the beauty of the landscape in the spring sunshine!

For even more fun, go to the Slow-Up! During this athletic, festive day, (re)discover the Alsace Wine Route: part of it is completely closed off to motor vehicles. It’s the perfect opportunity to make the most of this postcard-perfect landscape, at your own pace!

On your bike!