Trip to Alsace from the 5th to the 6th of October 2024

The Commission for Cultural Affairs is organizing a trip to Alsace on the 5th and 6th of October 2024.

Program and Registration

Saturday, 05.10.2024

MAMER – RIQUEWIHR – COLMAR

  • Departure from Mamer at 6.00 am. Break for breakfast on the way.
  • Arrival in Riquewihr at around 11.15 am.
  • Guided tour of the town with a local guide.

This magnificent medieval town listed as one of the ‘Most Beautiful Villages in France’, is a must-see. Real ‘open-air museum’ that has kept the same appearance for centuries, Riquewihr preserves behind its medieval ramparts half-timbered houses dating from the 15th to 18th centuries, a watchtower dating from 1291 (the Dolder) and a high gateway, all of which form an exceptional architectural ensemble. In Riquewihr, the Alsatian house achieves its fullest expression, offering every possible variation of carved half-timbering, oriel windows and courtyards adorned with old wells and fountains.

  • Free time in Riquewihr.
  • At 3.00 pm the bus sets off again for Colmar. Arrival in Colmar at 3.30 pm.
  • Check-in at the hotel.
  • Free time in Colmar.
  • Dinner in a restaurant in the town at 7.00 pm.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Sunday, 06.10.2024

COLMAR – UNGERSHEIM – MAMER

  • Breakfast and check-out.
  • Departure for Ungersheim at at 9.30 am.
  • Arrival at the Ecomusée d’Alsace in Ungersheim at around 10.00 am.

The Ecomusée d’Alsace is the largest living open-air museum in France. Here you can discover half-timbered houses, farms, a school, a chapel, a railway station, mills, craftsmen’s workshops, a sawmill… Here you can share in the life of the inhabitants of the countryside at the beginning of the 20th century and discover the exceptional heritage of the Ecomusée, which is revealed in many forms: housing, crafts, cooking, agriculture, but also nature and landscape with its gardens, its river, its fields…

  • At 10.15 am, a guide will take participants on a tour of the historic village, with explanations of its inhabitants and traditional Alsatian and half-timbered houses.
  • At 11.30 am, the program includes a discovery of the countryside surrounding the museum.

Sitting on a cart at the back of the tractor, visitors set off to discover 5 hectares of crops in organic transition: fields of wheat, barley and spelt, a conservatory orchard with more than 250 fruit trees, vines, hop fields, etc.

  • Free time at the museum.
  • Departure for Luxembourg at 3.00 pm.
  • Dinner in a restaurant en route. Arrival in Mamer around 9.00 pm.

ATTENTION: Places are limited

Price:

  • 350 Euro per person in a double room.
  • 420 Euro per person in a single room.

Registration until the 28th of August 2024 by transferring the participation fee to the following bank account: Raiffeisen LU21 0090 0000 3000 4634 (Bic/Swift-Code: CCRALULL)

Meals are included in the price.

For travelers of Luxembourg, German, Belgian and French nationality, a valid passport or identity card is required for the duration of the stay.

Contact details:

Elaine Jensen: elaine.jensen@mamer.lu

Lydie Bintener : +352 691 199 736

 

Further information:

https://www.ecomusee.alsace/fr

https://www.ribeauville-riquewihr.com/

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