Alsace without a car

Alsace without car

Made easy by public transport

By Ilse Romahn

(17.05.2022) The dense public transportation network gets travelers to almost any destination in Alsace. The four major cities are the starting point.

Alsace without a car

Increasing environmental awareness and high gasoline prices prompt some travelers to switch to public transportation. With a well developed traffic network Alsace has good trumps in the hand. Guests get around quickly within the destination. Effortlessly from A to B. Planning is easiest with the "Fluo Grand Est" transport system. Planning is easiest with the "Fluo Grand Est" transport network. With just a few clicks, you can obtain a timetable linking the various means of public transport, from the regional train (TER) to the bus, with soft mobility. The transport association of the Grand Est region is constantly optimizing the regional network. Also attaches great importance to low fares.

The 14 regional train lines with 161 stops in Alsace with coordinated bus connections make it possible to travel to many towns and villages. Bicycles can be carried free of charge during off-peak hours. Between Basel and Strasbourg, the TGV offers additional fast connections. Especially for tourist explorations, there are also seasonal feeders, such as the "Navettes des Crêtes". In summer, the shuttle bus brings tourists from the cities. Valleys to the foot of the Vosges peaks. The "Kut'zig" convertible bus, on the other hand, guides wine lovers along the "Route des vins d'Alsace". The capital of Alsace is next to Brussels. Luxembourg is also one of the European capitals. Strasbourg is listed twice on the Unesco World Heritage List. The old town island "Grande Ile" received the Unseco label in 1988. In July 2017, Unesco extended the World Heritage classification to Strasbourg's New Town, which is seen as reconciling the city's French and German identities. French charm, German past and internationality make the city a popular destination for city trips. A comprehensive overview of Strasbourg can be obtained from the water. Batorama offers guided tours of the city on the Ill River by excursion boat all year round. Those who prefer individuality, rent a NAO. The electric yachts give place for 11 persons. Are rented with captain. Additional services such as an aperitif or a guide can be booked individually.

Sélestat – for culture lovers and humanists
According to legend, the former Schlettstadt was founded by the giant Sletto. To discover the "city of art and history" with its monuments, visitors follow the footsteps of Sletto and the heraldic lion. The tour starts at the "Commanderie Saint-Jean. Runs over 24 stages to the humanistic library. This jewel is located in a building designed by the architect Rudy Ricciotti. Visitors can browse through digitized medieval manuscripts and books from the 15th century. And 16. Century. If you like it more comfortable, take the small tourist train to discover the sights. A stop at the "Maison du Pain", the bread museum, should be included in the tour. The new exhibition concept focuses on history. The Alsatian bread specialties. There you can taste freshly baked pretzels or Alsatian gugelhupf. If you want to discover the flowery side of Séléstat, you should travel to the town on the 13th of December. August 2022 to the annual flower parade to. Two parades on Saturday are the highlight, framed by a folk festival that lasts until Sunday.

Colmar – on the Alsace wine route
The capital of Alsace wines fascinates its visitors above all with its fabulous historic center. The Unterlinden Museum is one of Colmar's must-see attractions. It contains a masterpiece of the Rhenish Renaissance, the Isenheim Altar by Matthias Grünewald, which has recently been restored to its former glory. But even the Statue of Liberty had its beginnings in the picture-book city of Alsace. Since 1922, the birthplace of sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, the creator of the New York lady, has housed a museum dedicated to him. It displays the diverse work of the artist on three floors. Colmar's absolute showpiece, however, is the annual "Foire Aux Vins d'Alsace". It takes place from 22.-31. The wine fair will take place in Mulhouse on July 2022 and offers concerts with national and international stars. Here meets virtually the whole Alsace. And if you are already in Colmar, a tour on the wine route is a good idea. The Kut'zig convertible bus, which accompanies you along the entire Alsace Wine Route, makes a stop here and brings you back safely.

Mulhouse – the French Manchester
The industrial tradition is the wealth of the city located directly at the border triangle. As a "city of art and history", Mulhouse not only throws up a lot of industrial culture. It is also known for street art. These works of art accompany you throughout the city tour. In the museums, visitors from all over the world are enchanted by the unique collections: vintage cars in the automobile museum, impressive textile creations in the fabric printing museum or locomotives in the railroad museum. The automobile museum in Mulhouse is the largest automobile museum in the world. Celebrates its fortieth birthday this year. Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes… All the brands of prestige are represented here. It is a unique and impressive panorama in honor of the automobile from its beginnings to the present day. In the foreground is the most prestigious car in the world: Ettore Bugatti's personal Bugatti Royale. On the occasion of the anniversary, 40 vehicles and 40 objects never exhibited before can also be admired.

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