10 unusual romantic weekends in Alsace

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If Alsace appeals to you, why not take a trip there with your other half for an unusual romantic weekend?

Want to get away from it all? Need to get away together for an unusual weekend? Then head for Alsace!

Let yourself be inspired by the Alsace region, with its flower-filled villages, diversity of grape varieties, major cities, breathtaking landscapes, fabulous Christmas markets, canals, opulent gastronomy, impressive cultural heritage and plenty of great off-the-beaten-track escapades.

Charming and generous, Alsace is the ideal destination for an unusual weekend without leaving France!

1. The Saint Moulin de La Petite Pierre

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Photo credit: Airbnb

Why go there?

– Hike the GR53

– Cycle through the Petite Pierre national forest

– Enjoy a timeless stay in a remote location

There’s no doubt that you’ll be captivated by the Heiligenmuehle as soon as you arrive . Lost in the valley, surrounded by forests, this tastefully rebuilt water mill is a true haven of peace. Atypical and secluded, this charming accommodation promises an unusual weekend in which personal rejuvenation and calm will be your mantras.

With your other half, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the house, both inside and out. During this romantic weekend, you’ll be able to snuggle up by the fireplace for a romantic moment together, as well as enjoying the pleasures of the sauna.

As for the outdoors, it would be a shame not to make the most of it! During this unusual weekend in Alsace, we invite you to discover the Petite Pierre state forest on foot or by bike!

2. The « Nina puppele » houseboat

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Photo credit: Airbnb

Why go there?

– Sleep on the water (sort of^^)

– Disconnect from the outside world and the hassles of everyday life

– Put yourself in the shoes of an old sea dog for a romantic weekend.

What are you waiting for, sailor? The barge nicknamed « Nina puppele » offers every possible comfort and modernity for future lovebirds. When you spend the weekend on this barge, your stay is sure to be an unusual one! At night, you’ll be lulled to sleep by the waves, while during the day you can sunbathe on the deck and admire the surrounding scenery.

Eschau is only 15 minutes by car from the center of Strasbourg and just 40 minutes by bike. For a romantic weekend away, take the schoolchildren’s path along the banks of the river for a bike ride.

3. The unusual gîte

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Photo credit: Airbnb

Why go there?

– Sleep in a bucolic setting

– Enjoy total disconnection

– Oxygenate yourself with a hike

Superbly pleasant and original, the roulotte is one of the most original accommodations for an unusual weekend in Alsace. You’re sure to appreciate the authenticity of the roulotte, as well as the peacefulness of the surrounding area. Ideal for a romantic getaway on an unusual weekend, the roulotte is set in the heart of unspoilt green countryside.

What’s more, if you’re sporty and curious, there are numerous hiking and cycling trails nearby (the hosts can lend you bikes). So what are you waiting for, a romantic weekend in the countryside?

4. Immersive weekend: making an axe

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Photo credit: Abracadaroom

Why go there?

– Enjoy an unusual stay with a woodworking theme

– Become a real blacksmith for a weekend

– Observe nature from your caravan

If the expression « c’est en forgeant qu’on devient forgeron » (practice makes perfect) awakens in you a desire to shape iron, you’ve come to the right place! Arguably the most atypical of the unusual stays in this top list, the immersive wood-themed weekend will appeal to the most adventurous among you!

During the day, you’ll discover metalworking and forge your own axe for living in the woods with Simon, artisan blacksmith, while in the evening, you’ll spend an unusual night in a gypsy caravan! Fully equipped and decorated with raw materials (leather, wood, fur and metal), the atmosphere is cosy and cocooning. Perfectly romantic!

5. The Alsace Wine Route

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Photo credit: Shutterstock – Jean-Luc SCHMITT

Why go there?

– Taste excellent dry, aromatic wines

– Sleep in a cozy little cocoon away from prying eyes

– Discover the riches of Alsace

Considered one of Alsace’s jewels, Colmar is renowned for its gastronomic and wine heritage.

If you’d like to focus your trip on the wines of Alsace, we recommend following the route of the same name. Ideal for a romantic weekend away, it invites you to explore a region where life is an art and wine a pleasure.

The Alsace Wine Route (170 km, from Marlenheim to Thann), through vineyards, villages, castles, cellars, chapels, fine restaurants, wine festivals and abbeys, lets you discover the rich palette of Alsace wines through their grape varieties and appellations.

Our favorite unusual accommodation: cave dwellings

Wait, the surprises aren’t over in Colmar! For an unusual night out, Generation Voyage has unearthed troglodyte accommodation for you. Located in a 17th-century vaulted cellar, this Airbnb is authentic, original and perfect for a couple.

6. Gastronomic holidays near Strasbourg

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Photo credit: Facebook – Le Cerf – Restaurant et Hôtel

Why go there?

– Relax at the spa

– Pamper yourself in a 4* hotel

– Savor exceptional dishes in a gourmet restaurant

Immerse yourself in a world of luxury on this unusual weekend in Alsace! During this unusual and romantic stay, you’ll stay in a charming 4* hotel located in an old family home typical of the Grand-Est region.

The rooms are decorated in Alsatian style, with fully-equipped bathrooms and a spa. Pleasure and well-being are the watchwords for your romantic weekend!

And to complete the picture, lunch and dinner in the hotel’s Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant. Here, you’ll discover the delicate flavors of chef Michel Husser’s masterful, refined cuisine.

Inspired by traditional Alsatian cuisine, the menu is structured around 3 courses, like the starter of Alsatian duck foie gras with French Cléry strawberry, the main course of beef brisket croquette confit and potato mousseux, and the Italian dessert revisited: strawberry-rhubarb tiramisu. Enjoy your meal!

7. The lovebox in Strasbourg

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Photo credit: Facebook – Hotel Roi Soleil Prestige Strasbourg

Why go there?

– Visit Strasbourg

– Sip a drink in the hotel bar in a jazzy atmosphere

– Taste a delicious tarte flambée, typical of the region

What better way to enjoy a romantic getaway in Alsace than with a lovebox weekend? Located in Schiltigheim, the Roi Soleil Prestige Strasbourg welcomes you in a charming 4* hotel on the edge of a lake, surrounded by greenery.

Just 10 minutes from the center of Strasbourg, it’s the perfect place to discover the city nicknamed « the capital of Christmas ». We recommend this unusual weekend in winter, to soak up the warm atmosphere of the festivities.

Whether it’s a stroll through the streets or a visit to the Christmas Market, Strasbourg is an unforgettable destination for a romantic weekend away.

8. Wellness weekend in Saint-Louis

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Photo credit: Facebook – Hôtel La Villa K

Why go there?

– To be pampered

– Relax

– Discover Saint-Louis

Need to relax and unwind in a stressful everyday life without a minute to yourself? Generation Voyage has the solution! How about a wellness break in one of Saint-Louis’ most beautiful and luxurious hotels?

Ideal for spending a special moment with your other half, relieving stress and toxins, taking care of your body and skin, enjoying a moment out of time, relaxing and regaining all your energy, the spa has nothing but benefits!

During this unusual weekend in Alsace, enjoy a tailor-made experience to suit your needs and desires. Let yourself be pampered at the 4* hotel « La Villa K »!

9. A romantic stay at the Château

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Photo credit: Facebook – Château d’Isenbourg

Why go there?

– Sleep in a castle like kings and queens

– Relax in the jacuzzi

– Lunch in the panoramic dining room, overlooking the terrace and vineyards of Clos d’Isenbourg

Who hasn’t dreamed of sleeping in a castle? Just like the princes and princesses of another era, you can stay at the 5* Château d’Isenbourg hotel, which offers a host of services to satisfy your every desire.

Ideal for a romantic weekend away, this establishment is a true haven of peace where it’s good to stop and enjoy the surrounding charm and the gentle Alsatian way of life.

During this unusual stay with your loved one, you’ll enjoy a complete change of scenery. At the foot of the castle, the old town of Rouffach, the Rhine plain and the Black Forest blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings.

To complete your romantic stay, enjoy the heated indoor and outdoor pools, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. A little bit of paradise!

10. Helicopter baptism in Colmar

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Photo credit: Shutterstock – Leonid Andronov

Why go there?

– Fly like a bird

– Admire the Alsatian landscape from the air

– Relax in the 4* hotel spa

This is the last unusual weekend in Alsace in this top list, but not the least! Original and surprising, this helicopter flight over the Colmar region will blow your mind! What better way to admire the immensity and beauty of the area than from the air?

You’ll be staying in a hotel in the heart of Colmar, so take the opportunity to stroll among the half-timbered houses. For two, the experience takes on a whole new dimension! Romantic and unforgettable, this helicopter flight will leave you with sensations and emotions as magical as they are moving.

This unusual sojourn in the air above Haut-Koenigsbourg, a fortified castle perched high up in the mountains, will captivate you both by the beauty of the surroundings and the beauty of this special moment for 2.

So, what’s your favourite unusual weekend among the plethora on offer?