This picturesque village lies at the foot of the Vosges Mountains. As Kaysersberg is on the border of both Germany and Switzerland, travelers often gets confused as to where exactly they are, as the influence of both these countries can be seen in the village. Colorful buildings and pretty architecture certainly helped this fairy-tale village to be named “France’s favorite village” in 2017.
You only have to look at the photos to see why this village is a photographer’s paradise. Even if you are not a professional photographer, you would still want to take hundreds of photos from every angle.
You can easily stay in Colmar (also one of the most beautiful villages in France) and then do a daytrip to Kaysersberg as an afternoon in Kaysersberg should be enough time. Unless you are like us and love wondering up and down and taking in each bit of scenery and enjoying the food and wine of the region, then you need a whole day. There are beautiful accommodation options in Kaysersberg (see below).
The commune of Kaysersberg-Vignoble is less than an hour’s bus ride from Colmar but as bus routes can be very confusing in foreign countries, you might prefer to hire a car with GPS. It is just much easier. Link to Compare Car Rental prices
Unfortunately there is no bus from Kaysersberg to Strasbourg Airport (SXB).
Explore the Old Town: Kaysersberg’s Old Town is a beautiful maze of cobbled streets and half-timbered houses. You can wander around the town and admire the architecture, or take a guided tour to learn more about the history of the village.
Visit the Château de Kaysersberg: The castle of Kaysersberg is perched on a hill overlooking the village. It was built in the 13th century and has been well-preserved. You can climb to the top of the tower for panoramic views of the village and the surrounding countryside.
Sample Local Wines: Kaysersberg is located in the heart of the Alsace wine region, so you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to sample some of the local wines. There are many wineries and tasting rooms in and around the village where you can try a variety wines.
Visit the Albert Schweitzer Museum: Albert Schweitzer, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and philosopher, was born in Kaysersberg. The museum in his former home contains exhibits on his life and work, as well as displays on the history of the village.
Go Hiking: Kaysersberg is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and there are many hiking trails in the area. One popular route is the Sentier des Ménétriers, a scenic trail that passes through forests, vineyards, and small villages.
Kaysersberg is known for its stunning architecture, which features half-timbered houses, narrow streets, and colorful flowers that adorn the windowsills. The village has been well-preserved, and walking through the streets feels like stepping back in time.
Kaysersberg has a rich history that dates back to the Middle Ages. The village was an important trading center and was once home to a castle that was built in the 13th century. Today, the castle ruins offer panoramic views of the village and the surrounding countryside.
The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside, including forests, mountains, and vineyards. There are many hiking trails in the area that offer stunning views of the landscape. The village is also located near the Vosges Mountains, which is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as skiing and snowboarding in the winter months.
The lovely Kaysersberg is also one of the best wine-growing villages in the Alsace region and forms part of the wine route of Alsace. Did you know that the first vines were brought here in the 16th century all the way from Hungary? Be sure to include a wine tour while you are there.
If you are looking for a culinary experience like no other, you simply have to book at one of the following restaurants – each one more inspirational and impeccable than the other – the best of the best:
To have a Black Forest Cuckoo Clock made by the best, is a dream for many of us but here is your opportunity.
Get your Black Forest Cuckoo Clock from Schangala Boutique. This is also the perfect place to shop for Hygrometers and artisanal Alsatian pottery.
Address: 80 Rue du General de Gaulle, 68240 Kaysersberg, France
One reason to visit Kaysersberg other than wine and architecture from a world traveler’s point of view, it would be to experience the village’s charming and authentic atmosphere. Kaysersberg is a small village that has managed to maintain its traditional way of life and culture. Visitors can immerse themselves in the local lifestyle, sample regional cuisine, and interact with friendly locals who are proud of their heritage. The village offers a glimpse into the traditional Alsatian way of life, with its flower-decorated streets, quaint shops, and warm hospitality. Whether it’s wandering around the village’s cobblestone streets, hiking in the surrounding countryside, or simply enjoying a cup of coffee at a local cafe, Kaysersberg offers a unique and memorable travel experience.