Soak up the unique culture found along the Alsace borderlands of Germany and France. A magical retreat, Ostwald is quietly tucked away near cultural Strasbourg and the river Rhine. Sample the fine wines of Alsace's vineyards, treat yourself to the rich local cuisine and relax in luxury in this peaceful locale.
French charm meets German elegance at the edge of the Alsace Wine Route.
Things to do
ART & CULTURE
The beautiful historic centre of Strasbourg is just a short journey from your Ostwald hotel. With a picturesque canal, narrow cobbled streets and charming half-timber houses, the UNESCO heritage city is a cultural marvel in itself. The Notre Dame Cathedral boasts France's highest cathedral tower and the city's museums, boutiques and cafes mean you'll have plenty to see and do.
FOOD & DRINK
Savour sumptuous local dishes in one of the many starred restaurants of the region. Traditional French and German dishes have a special Alsatian twist here: try Coq au Riesling, juniper-cured sauerkraut or Strasbourg sausage. Also brewed locally in Alsace are famous beers like Kronenbourg, Fischer and Karlsbräu. And if that wasn't enticing enough, the region's dry Riesling wines are legendary.
Being so close to Alsace's Wine Route means a private vineyard tour and tasting is a must. Head out over the rolling hills of the countryside to sample the famous Rieslings and Grand Cru Classes of the region. Weave through idyllic villages in both France and Germany to visit caves and chateaux before returning to your luxury hotel.
Treat yourself to traditional local sweets like spicy gingerbread, Alsatian apple tart or sugary schankala doughnuts.
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