Alsace awaits you with dreamy little towns and charming villages of Gothic architecture reminiscent of children's books from the past. The capital Strasbourg presents the typical half-timbered houses, the splendid Liebfrauenmünster and the famous Kammerze
Alsace awaits you with dreamy little towns and charming villages of Gothic architecture reminiscent of children's books from the past. The capital Strasbourg presents the typical half-timbered houses, the splendid Liebfrauenmünster and the famous Kammerzell House, magically roofed bridges and the romantic Petite France district.
Densely wooded in the rain shadow of the Vosges mountains, Alsace is drier than other French regions. The sunny microclimate along the Alsace Wine Route is ideal for the characteristic, pure Alsatian wine, which is reminiscent of the noble dry white wines of Germany and offers a very special flavour. Who has not tasted Gewürztraminer? Alsace is also the hub of French beer production with many popular breweries such as Heineken, Kronenbourg and Fischer.
Politically rather conservative, the region has a diverse economy. The Biovalley is a centre of European biotechnology and the Peugeot plant in Mulhouse is the largest employer in the region. Tourism is an important part of the regional economy: visitors from all over the world gather here to taste the unique Alsatian cuisine and its icon, Choucroute with Montbéliard or Strasbourg sausages, Alsatian dumplings and a local wine in cosy restaurants.
Guests like to visit the 12th century Château du Haut Koenigsbourg, the automobile museum in Mulhouse and the Nord-Vosges Nature Park. The humanist library in Sélestat, one of the oldest public libraries, also captivates many people. Tourists from all over the world travel to the Christmas markets in Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Kaysersberg and Colmar.
Alsatian property prices are within the overall French average, which is surprising given the popularity of the region. New incentives to buy property are expected to increase overall property values, making the region perfect for foreign investment, not at least because it has received little attention from foreign investors to date. Although the property values in both areas are almost identical, the property prices in the Lower Rhine area for real estate are around 20% higher. The housing market in the urbanised Lower Rhine area is almost 50% higher than in the rural Upper Rhine area, which has more open space.
Alsace is a good tip for prospective buyers interested in France. The TGV will take you to Paris in just two hours; Strasbourg is easy to reach from all over Europe. In addition to the well-developed road and rail network, there are the two international airports Strasbourg in Entzheim and the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. Frankfurt Main, one of the largest airports in Europe, is only two hours away.