Kaysersberg Valley Tourist Office


Frequently asked questions

You’ve scoured our entire site and haven’t found the information you were looking for? Don’t panic, we’ve put together the most frequently asked questions (and their answers, of course!) in this FAQ section.

And if you need any further clarification, just get in touch with us via our contact form. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible, word of mouth from a trusted local expert!

The Kaysersberg Christmas Market will take place from 10am to 8pm from 29 November to 1 December, from 6 to 8 December, from 13 to 15 December and from 20 to 22 December 2024 (provisional dates) in the Cour de l’Arsenal and behind the Kaysersberg church.

Find out all about Christmas in the Kaysersberg valley on our dedicated Christmas website

To find a restaurant to celebrate Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, visit our page dedicated to Restaurants open during the festive season. Information on restaurant openings for 24, 25 and 26 December, as well as for 31 December and 1 January, is updated there in October.

Yes, it is possible to come to the Kaysersberg valley by bus! All the practical information is here on our dedicated bus page: Take the bus

During the Christmas market period, a Christmas Shuttle runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between Colmar, Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr and Eguisheim. For more information, visit www.navettedenoel.fr

Would you like to see our regional emblem, the stork, in its natural environment? There are several strategic locations where the beautiful stork likes to roam: at the Kaysersberg football stadium (a great source of food on the fresh grass!), on the “Kesslerturm” tower along the ramparts of Kaysersberg (you can observe it in its nest), on the roof of the church in Orbey, in Ammerschwihr at the Porte Haute, and also on the mown meadows during your walks up the Kaysersberg valley!

Yes, Kaysersberg castle is open to visitors all year round. You can enter the castle courtyard and climb to the very top of the tower (122 steps to climb!) to enjoy a panoramic view of the vineyards and the town of Kaysersberg. There is no lighting on the way up, so you’ll need to climb it in daylight, or why not bring a small torch with you.

Good question! It’s difficult to give you just one address: not only because there are so many winegrowers, but also because we don’t all have the same tastes! Wine is a matter of experience and feeling, so trust yourself, choose a winery that inspires you and let yourself be guided by the winemaker who welcomes you to discover his or her wines. You’re sure to find a wine that suits you 🙂

It’s at ‘mamama’s’ (granny’s), of course! Don’t hold it against us, but we’re used to eating this emblematic dish of Alsatian gastronomy at home on Sundays, just with the family! Joking aside, you’ll find several restaurants offering sauerkraut on their menus, mainly in what are known as “winstubs“.

For a wine tasting without booking in advance, you can visit any of our winegrowers: there’s always someone at the cellar ready to welcome you and let you taste the estate’s wines. This type of tasting is generally free of charge, or the price will be displayed at the entrance to the winery.

For a more in-depth tasting or a visit to the vineyard, however, booking is highly recommended, if not essential, as these require the winemaker’s time to focus all his attention on you! Discover all our estates and wine cellars here.

Kaysersberg means “the emperor’s mountain” (berg = mountain and Kayser = emperor).

There is no (more) Monnaie de Paris medal for Kaysersberg, but there is a Monnaie de Paris coin in the colours of the Schweitzer Centre in Kaysersberg. You can buy the Monnaie de Paris at the Schweitzer Centre shop, located in the house where Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Albert Schweitzer was born.

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