What you need to know about Riquewihr

Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. Riquewihr looks today more or less as it did in the 16th century. It is officially one of the most beautiful villages in France, or Les plus beaux villages de France. It is located on the Route des Vins (The Wines Road), close to Colmar.


Area Size:17,04 km²
Population: 1,109



Dolder Tower. Riquewihr was one of the few towns in the area not to be badly damaged during World War II. The town is surrounded by its medieval fortifications and is overlooked by a castle from the same period that is today a museum. There is a museum about Alsace during World War II and a torture chamber (La salle de torture). The village is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (“The most beautiful villages of France”) association.