With this selection of tips for traveling to Alsace We want to help you prepare and organize your trip to one of the most incredible regions of France, which becomes a children's story, when Christmas dates approach and towns and cities dress and wear their best clothes.
With countless places to visit in the area, we recommend you not to miss Colmar and Strasbourg in addition to towns such as Eguisheim, Turckheim, Kaysersberg, Riquewihr, Hunawihr or Ribeauvillé where you can walk and feel that you go back in time.
Based on our trip to Alsace by car we leave you what we believe are the 10 essential tips for a trip to Alsace. We start!
1. What is the best time?
Although many travelers believe that the best time to travel to Alsace It is the Christmas period, to enjoy the famous markets, which are included among the best Christmas markets in Europe, Alsace is an area that can be visited at any time of the year and enjoy as much or more than Christmas to meet its charming villages and even make some of its famous wine routes.
- High season (July and August and late November-December): these months are the most frequented by tourists from all over the world who in summer come to enjoy the charming villages of Alsace, which at this time are filled with flowers, for from At the end of November and during the month of December come to enjoy what they say, it was the place where Christmas was born.
- Mid season (from April to June and September): if you want to enjoy Alsace with few people and a mild time, this would be the best time.
- Low season (from October to March): Except for the time between the end of November and the month of December, which we talked about previously if you want to live Christmas and Alsace, the rest of the months are the least frequented by tourists, due to the weather , something that causes prices to fall considerably and even, in some areas, close accommodations and restaurants.
2. Entry requirements
If you are a citizen of the European Union (EU) or Spanish, you can enter Alsace with your ID or passport. In case you have another nationality, we recommend you check the entry regulations at the Embassy, Consulate or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In addition to these documents that we mentioned, it is very important travel to Alsace with the European Health Card, which they issue in the Social Security, to receive medical assistance if necessary.
Apart from this card, if you want to have repatriation or free assistance in the best medical centers, it is highly recommended to choose the best travel insurance for Europe.
We always travel insured with Mondo, with whom we carry a totally adequate insurance to the needs that we will have on the trip. Hiring your insurance here with Mondo, just for being a Street Travelers reader, you have a 5% discount.
10. More tips for traveling to Alsace
Other of the best tips for a trip to Alsace are:
- Although the euro is used in Alsace, we recommend you not to travel with a lot of money, pay everything you can with the N26 card and get money with the BNEXT card, with both of you, save all the abusive commissions of banks and exchange agencies. You can find all the information in the post The best cards to travel without commissions.
- Although the official language is French, English is spoken perfectly in all tourist places.
- In case you are going to travel Alsace by car we recommend you take GPS or some application on your mobile that serves as offline GPS, such as Maps.me.
- Another tip would be that you do not base solely on Colmar. If you have 4-5 days, we recommend dividing the nights between Colmar and Strasbourg, so that you can enjoy both cities at night.
- In Alsace the voltage is 230V, the frequency 50Hz and the plugs are of type E
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