Riquewihr tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Riquewihr is very lovely and has less to undermine its medieval charm than almost any of the Alsace villages

Riquewihr is situated in the Haut-Rhin department and Grand-Est region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Riquewihr. For detailed visitor information see the Riquewihr travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Riquewihr include "most beautiful village".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Riquewihr in Grand-Est.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ribeauville at 4 km and Kaysersberg at 4 km.

Riquewihr, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Most Beautiful Village at 2 km (direction north-north-east)

In the heart of the Alsace wine region you should visit Hunawihr,...

See Hunawihr guide


at 4 km (direction north-north-east)

The traditional coloured houses and the castle poised high above the town...

See Ribeauville guide


at 4 km (direction west-south-west)

The historic centre of Kaysersberg is very attractive, and the half-timbered houses...

See Kaysersberg guide


at 6 km (direction north-east)

The original fortified walls still surround the very picturesque village of Bergheim...

See Bergheim guide
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at 9 km (direction south-south-west)

There is lots of interest to see here in Turckheim, one of...

See Turckheim guide
Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Castle at 10 km (direction north-north-east), in the Bas-Rhin department

The substantial Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg is one of the most visited and...

See Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg guide


at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

The medieval centre of Colmar, with brightly painted half-timbered houses along the...

See Colmar guide


at 12 km (direction north-east), in the Bas-Rhin department

As well as the village itself there are several popular attractions close...

See Kientzheim guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction south)

Of the many beautiful traditional villages in Alsace, Eguisheim is one of...

See Eguisheim guide


at 15 km (direction east-north-east), in the Bas-Rhin department

One interesting feature of Selestat is the very wide range of architectural...

See Selestat guide


at 19 km (direction south-west)

Munster was very badly damaged during the First World War but careful...

See Munster guide


at 23 km (direction north-east), in the Bas-Rhin department

The remarkable baroque style Abbey Church of Ebersmunster is the principal place...

See Ebersmunster guide


at 23 km (direction south)

Perhaps less exceptional than some Alsace towns we still enjoyed exploring the...

See Rouffach guide


at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

Neuf-Brisach is unique in being a town that was entirely designed by...

See Neuf-Brisach guide

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Markets in and near Riquewihr

Market days in Riquewihr: weekly market: Friday;

  • Riquewihr: market Friday (0km)
  • Ribeauville: market Saturday (3km)
  • Kaysersberg: market Monday & Friday (4km)
  • Turckheim: market Friday (9km)
  • Colmar: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (10km)
  • Selestat: market Tuesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Munster: market Saturday (19km)
  • Ville: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Fraize: market Friday (23km)
  • Barr: market Saturday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Riquewihr, France

What to do at Riquewihr? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Riquewihr.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine de Schoppenwihr (3km)
  • Parc du château de Kintzheim (12km)
  • Jardin d'altitude du Haut-Chitelet (25km)
  • Jardins de Callunes (29km)
  • Parc de la Marseillaise (30km)
  • Domaine du Windeck (34km)
  • Parc de Wesserling (39km)
  • Jardin botanique de Gondremer (45km)
  • Le jardin de Marguerite (46km)
  • Jardin du chateau de Kolbsheim (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Champ du Feu (26km)
  • Hohneck (26km)
  • Cascade de la Pissoire (43km)
  • Ballon d'Alsace (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ribeauville (3km)
  • Bergheim (6km)
  • Marckolsheim (18km)
  • Soultzmatt (23km)
  • Itterswiller (24km)
  • Diebolsheim (30km)
  • Sausheim (42km)
  • Masevaux (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Cigoland (13km)

Geography and distances

Riquewihr is in the north-east of France at 10 kilometres from Colmar, the department capital (general information: Riquewihr is 373 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Riquewihr

Canton: Kaysersberg

Arrondissement: Ribeauvillé

Department: Haut-Rhin

Region: Alsace

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 68340

Distance to Riquewihr

from Colmar (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 373 km

from Calais: 500 km

from Nice: 496 km

from Bordeaux: 707 km

from Strasbourg: 57 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Paris or drive from one of the channel port - Calais and Dunkirk are around 6 hours distance. For driving distances to Riquewihr from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ammerschwihr, Beblenheim, Bennwihr, Bergheim, Houssen, Hunawihr, Kaysersberg, Kientzheim, Mittelwihr, Ostheim, Ribeauville, Rorschwihr, Sigolsheim and Zellenberg.

This page in French: Visiter Riquewihr


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