At Christmas time, the Christmas tree brings a touch of added majesty to the whole region of Alsace. It enjoys pride of place in all the main squares of Alsace’s towns and villages. Woody fragrances permeate peoples’ homes and the branches are used to make the famous Advent wreaths. As a symbol of vitality during the harshness of winter, the Christmas tree draws incredible strength from the earth, with its roots in central Alsace.
History and spirituality have a special place in the Land of Christmas trees. In the Humanist Library of Sélestat at the foot of Mont Saint Odile and the Haut Koenigsbourg, we find the first ever written mention of a Christmas tree dating from 1521. For its part, Gertwiller has jealously protected the secrets of gingerbread making since 1806. A heritage which is used to great effect during the Christmas celebrations in the Land of Christmas trees. Come along and experience it !
from the 05/12/2015 to the 06/12/2015
The Villé valley organized, in December, a weekend on the Christmas theme. Each year, one of 18 villages in the canton of Villé is honored. Illuminations, skits, live show and relive the Christmases past. This year the village of Villé do the festival. Everyone will find, according to his desires and different places, exclusive animations,...