Welcome to the Green Route in the heart of Europe
For all European-minded people the Green Route means much more than just a simple touristic route. Founded in 1960 on the initiative of Joseph Rey, a former mayor of Colmar and one of the greatest advocates of the French-German reconciliation, the Green Route was and still is a milestone on the way to a United Europe. The Green Route shows the bonds of a friendship between the people of the Vosges, Alsace and the Black Forest. Everywhere along the Green Route you may find impressive historico-cultural places. All the year round there are cultural and sporting highlights of international importance.
Gourmets especially will enjoy the Green Route; exquisite restaurants as well as cosy inns invite you to taste the famous cooking of this region and the wine of the upper Rhine valley which is worldwide renowned. The 17 towns and communities on both sides of the Rhine river – the Assosciation Green Route – promise to do their best to make your stay along the Green Route as enjoyable as possible, with lasting memories.