Kayserberg in Alsace~ On April 18, 2017 By cindy knokeIn Conservation, EXTERIOR & INTERIOR DESIGN, MY PHOTOGRAPHS, REVERIES, TRAVEL REVIEWS seems to be a magical, hobbit Village, where Bilbo Baggins, will appear, around a corner. A Tolkien world, you never want to leave. Cheers to you from Kayserberg France~ Share this:pinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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What an amazing place!
I swear I saw Gandalf, but just for a second! 😉
What a magical place. I am so glad you take the pictures and share them with us. Now I want to pack my suitcase and travel *sigh*.
I am so glad you look at the photos I take and say such lovely things. Be well dear one~ <3
Wow, this looks awesome, Cindy. I have always wanted to go to France.
Add it to you list. You will be happy you did~ 🏰
It looks like a village you might put together for Christmas. It just needs a touch of fake snow. 🙂
It did snow today and hail in Germany! So need for fake snow. 🏰
Wow it makes me think of Christmas in a story book
I can only imagine how gorgeous it must be at Christmas. Easter was amazing enough!
I want to go there!
I want you to and I want to hear about it too!
Beautiful. Alsace is one area I have yet to explore.
Highly recommend off season to avoid the crowds~
Thank you for the advice Cindy.Off season it is! Could you tell me when is considered off season in Alsace? Thank you 🙂
Here is a link with some ideas. Alsace is very busy during the summer months and very busy during Easter & Christmas vacation. I would recommend fall, late September to early October. Basically you have to chooses between cold or crowds. I would choose cold every time because crowds ruin my experience. Paris, Rome, Venice are all packed with tourists during the high season now which now starts in March and continues until winter. I’ve had some of my most amazing travel experiences in these places in mid-winter. We were in Florence in mid-winter, bundled up and were alone in the Uffizi Museum which is unheard of during season. They pack the Sistine Chapel like tuna in a can now, ruining the experience, so it also is best braved in the shoulder seasons or the winter if you bundle. Look for other opinions than mine online as I am not an expert in these regions. Good luck and I hope you visit in the shoulder seasons! It is also much less expensive to travel during these times. Germany in early November is heaven!
Thanks so much Cindy! I love cold weathers, so off season would work perfectly well with me. I will plan for October and early November 🙂
It’s wonderful, you slip into uncrowded cafes for hot spiced wine with the locals. It is magic to be in these indredible places going to museums, cathedrals, and beautiful sometimes utterly alone! January is a great month for us in Europe. Really empty. Study abroad students ran up to me in the Duomo crying “it’s an American mom!” They were homesick!
Such charm and so enchanting, Cindy, thanks for sharing.
Thank you more for appreciating & cheers to you~
Wow for a beautiful place, Cindy 🙂
Yep, Gandalf probably lives in the castle~
For someone who will never travel beyond San Diego or San Luis Obispo, you make it seem like I’m there with you. THANX! ~~dru~~
If you live in San Diego we are neighbors!
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Who would not want to live in this colourful and characterful town.. Kayersberg in Alsace courtesy of Cindy Knoke.. #recommended
Send Gandalf magic your way my friend with a wish for all good things for you!
Thank you Cindy.. it is the Euromillions tonight.. who knows where I might turn up if the wizard works his magic! hugs xx
It is a big world to choose from!
Beautiful pictures! 🙂
Something so realistic and sad about seeing a wheelchair out in front of that restaurant, when all around are lively colors and magical scenes. Well captured, Cindy!!
Yes, travel is accessible for everyone as it should be! <3
Hugs to you Debbie from Stuttgart where it just rained, then hailed and then snowed! 😮
Merci beaucoup Bette~
So cute and charming! 🙂
Each little town exudes charm~
What a beautiful dream!
And all of Alsace is like this, a dream~ <3
How pretty and colourful these are Cindy, love them 🙂
Cobbled roads, no cars? hobbits? yes please!! 😍
I want to live in a Gandalf world full time!
now THAT Would be something 😁
You will have to come visit me in the Dordogne next.
Oh, I would love to! <3
Any fairy tale would fit perfectly into that setting. Lovely!
Yes! Picture your favorite and you are there!
Wonderful, if I had been home so I would have invited you a coffee break… 🙂
Guess you undestand why I love living there… 🙂
I certainly do! Lucky you~ <3
I want to live in there. Wonderful!
Yes, I can well understand. I think I want to live in Kotor Croatia. I don’t speak the language, but I can talk to the cats!
Hahaha… I can talk to the dogs better. Hugs!
Your Alsace photos are gorgeous. I didn’t know until a few years ago that my ancestry is 1/4 Alsatian, and I know so little about the place. Is this upper or lower Alsace?
Fascinating ancestory. You can start reading here.
It has a very complicated history. There are Alsatians commenting on this post and they would know much more than I, so you might want to ask them.
I love Alsace. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos of this magical area. 🙂
Thank you more for appreciating them! <3
Wow, you’re right Cindy, it does look like a Tolkien world and your photos are awesome showing it off to us. A magical and colourful place indeed.
Cheers to you Barb & thank you too!
Such beautiful buildings built with love and kept in tender care.. 🙂
Yes, the attention to artistic detail is evident everywhere~
Just so breathtaking… Thank you so much for taking us there touring the beautiful town with you, Cindy!
Thank you more for joining me Amy! <3
Looks so beautiful… My family comes from Germany, but right on the border with France. It’s probably not all too far from there. Great to see pictures. 🙂
It is a beautiful part of Germany. I have been weaving back and forth across the border of Germany and France. I will be in Germany for the next week. It hailed and snowed yesterday and is snowing now!
Just like in a fairy tale! Magical!
At this point a fairy tale world is looking really good to me! Hugs to you Eliza~
I heard that smoking is very prevalent in France. Is that true? Can you smoke in restaurants? These concerns dictate where I travel as I have Asthma.
You cannot smoke inside restaurants in France. You can smoke outside on terraces. Smoking rates have fallen in France, although they used to be very high, rates are now more in line with the rest of Europe, but still higher than in the US. I was there for two weeks and observed a few smokers outside, but none indoors.
What a place! My niece and her husband have a place in Antigua, Guatemala, called Hobbitenango (place of the hobbits). One can stay in a hobbit house!
Antigua is such a beautiful city! I have been there twice and am in love with the architecture and handmade textiles. Your daughter’s house sounds lovely~
It’s actually a hostel. And it’s high above Antigua.
Thank you for sharing through your beautiful pictures. May that village remain as it is for a long time, no vinyl or aluminum siding … (I would hate to be a roofer working on the white timbered building on the left in your first photograph.)
The roof is so steep! I can’t imagine how you would balance up there! Falcons are all over these steep roofs because it gives them a bird’s eye view of all the mice and I’ve been taking their photos~
Just like a storybook town ❤
We need storybook lands right now!
Yes, we do!! Playtime is highly underrated 🙂
Very fun! Cheers indeed!
Visa versa 2 U X 2!
I love the architecture there. So reminiscent of Germany. I always wanted to stay there but couldn’t leave my family behind. :/
I am in Germany now. Baden-Baden was gorgeous. It is snowing and hailing now! I love Germany~ <3
I do believe they’d have to kick me out before I’d leave, Cindy. What a thrill to be visiting so many wonders of our world… 💚
I actually had my fill of French food. In Alsace the have divine food, but lots of butter, cheese and bread, and of course incredible desserts! I was ready for stir fry veggies! Laughing……Alsace is a wonderful part of France~
Lovely pictures! Love those colors of the houses.
Aren’t they lovely! Happy you enjoyed them & cheers to you~
This place makes me smile! It’s going on the never-ending list!
Bucket lists are like Mary Poppins black bad, they are never ending! Happy travels Alison~ <3
It is in amazing place that still looks good under a heavy sky. Well caught (I’m not a bit jealous really – aargh).
My theme for the week is
I’ll try that again.
It rained, hailed and then snowed yesterday in Germany, and is snowing now at 3 degrees, and our hotel heater doesn’t work! Just to put things in perspective. Travel, just like life, has it’s ups and downs~
Sorry to hear about all that. Hope it gets better soon. 🙂
Such grand color!
Europe know how to use color. The US always seems so beige when I return! Cheers to you Oscar~
As a joke toward a friend who comes out to garden with us, last year, I painted all of our garden trellises and walkways (made of wood, thus needing a little paint protection) Carrabean colors: bright red, yellow, blue, green, etc. She was horrified, until the plants grew about them and muted the display. I buy oops-cans of paint at the hardware store to do this. This year’s color scheme is Good-and-Plenty pink, butterscotch, and moss green… 🌻
Such a colorful and charming place, right out of a story book. 🙂
Fairytale villages in a beautiful country with great food. It’s cold though now!
The beauty outweighs the weather. 🙂
I see colorful bunnies on the window sills (image that is second from the bottom)! Was it Easter at the time? How wonderful. An additional touch of color to an already colorful town! And I can see the resemblance to The Shire! 😀
I want to go there!
I hope you do, but go off season, or the crowds will be overwhelming!
Good to know. 🙂
Merci beaucoup mon ami!
This is pure magic, Cindy – I doubt I would want to leave! Lovely photos and thank you for sharing with us here…a wonderful delight,
Thank you more for your thoughtful appreciation and cheers to you Annika~ <3
This is so a city like in a fairy tale. Great! 🙂 Regards Alexander
Bring on the fairy tales! They offer wonderful escape. Cheers to you Alexander~
Ich kenne Kayserberg sehr gut, bin öfters im Elsass anzutreffen. Eine herrliche Gegend, nette Leute mit einem sehr schönen Dialekt…
Sprichst du den elsässischen Dialekt? Ribeauville war auch schön Die ganze Region ist wunderschön und glücklich, dass du in der Nähe bist.
Enchanteur! ♡(ʃƪ ˘ ³˘)ℒℴѵℯ*¨*• ♡
J’adore! (I don’t speak French, I know this because of the Charlize Theron perfume ads!!!) ♡(ʃƪ ˘ ³˘)ℒℴѵℯ*¨*• ♡
I don’t speak French either. But I know a few words to compliment a friend.
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Beautiful travel pictures by Cindy.
Thank you Patricia for your thoughtfulness & cheers to you from snowy Germany!
Definitely the stuff of story books! Fabulous shots Cindy.
Appreciate it very much & cheers to you~
Thanks for sharing so many colorful shots of Alsace. You definitely make me want to go there. We will be in Provence for the first time in June of this year. Can’t wait!
I love Provence and you will have a wonderful time. If you visit Alsace, you may want to go during non-peak travel times to avoid the crowds.
had to chime in – because the color was the word that came to my mind – and would love to go there too – what beautiful photos, Cindy
I am so sorry I missed this comment and just saw it now. Please go. Off season. And thank you.
🙂 thanks for the reply – and peace to u
You’re so right that it’s fashioned like Lord of the Rings!! My precious 😉
Hobbit town would work for me, permanently!
Everything about that place looks magical…the colors, the rooflines…beautiful! And, yes, it is just like a Hobbit town! 😀 <3
We all could use Bilbo and Gandalf right now!
I want to go there!!! Love the colors.
Add it to your list and I hope you do go, but recommend off season for crowd avoidance~
Good to know! Thank you.
I have bookmarked your blog. I am impressed by what you are doing.
You are too sweet. Thank you very much. ❤️
Love this Cindy– all the charm and color. In Kayserberg, we hiked up to the tower overlooking town for a great view– and I remember the striking figure of Jesus hanging in the church on the square. So wonderful to see it again through your eyes. You are enjoying so many amazing places!! Thankful to see them through your work! take care traveling!! xo
Love that you and I walk through many of the same places in this amazing world! We are in Heidelberg now, and it has intermittent snow flurries, but the sunset over the castle from across the river Necker was just astounding and a mama swan showed me her seven eggs. She was proud! Hugs to you Rhonda and be well~
Hey Cindy! Hoping we’ll see the Heidelberg pictures ahead! I just checked back over to your blog just in case! Hope you’re enjoying every minute of your travels, finding bits of rest and beautiful every day. Thanks for including us! xo
Hugs and all the best to you Rhonda, more posts coming soon. It’s hard to pick what to post!
Yes, it is a magical place. Glad U posted hi-res photos. I could zoom in on the last one and verify that the cylindrical things (hung out to dry?) were ears of corn. Did not know that corn was popular in Alsace.
The houses look beautiful, something like pastries. ☺
it gladdens my heart to know that there are still places like that, and that they survived both World Wars when so much of that area was fought over., and when Alsace and Lorraine were parceled back and forth between France and Germany..
More bon voyages please !!!
Yes! Beauty surviving the destruction of human beings is very moving to see and experience. If only human beings were capable of learning and changing, we conserve more of the beauty on this planet. Cheers to you Valerie & thank you!
So happy you see the magic my friend & cheers to you~
That’s so pretty!
The whole region is dotted with little villages like this!
This place is really beautiful…
There are villages like this scattered all over the region!
So beautiful. I’ll love to visit there… Keep sharing the pictures, they take me on all these imaginary vacations ☺
You take us there Cindy! thanks
Thank you more for joining me!
Gorgeous! Alsace is my all time favourite for excellent food and wine. I hope you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the specialities of the exquisite cuisine there! 🙂
Happy and safe travels! <3
Can you believe I actually had my fill of Alsatian food! We were in the region for two weeks, our second time here, and I finally had enough rich food and wonderful wine. Now we have moved on to Germany, and I just had the most amazing two pieces of lemon tarte. Germany thankfully has scales, so I faced my fears and weighed in. All the walking has paid off, unless of course the scales are rigged! Cheers to you my friends from Heidelberg! <3
Lemon tart sounds lovely, Cindy. Better than the divine Key Lime pie?? 🙂
Have fun in Germany, Heidelberg is beautiful! <3
I am sad I didn’t take photos of the bakery. It was the most delicious lemon tarte I have ever eaten, so I had two pieces. Don’t tell anyone I said that it was better than key lime pie! It was pure heaven and I will remember it for a very long time!
Merci beaucoup mon ami~
Wonderful tour, Cindy, and your photography is beautiful!
And you are very kind! Thank you Elisa~ <3
Wieder sehr schöne Fotos aus dem Elsass, liebe Cindy!
Ich hoffe, ich lande jetzt nicht wieder in Deinem Spam-Ordner – wie schon mit anderen Kommentaren und mit einer Mail auf Dein Mailfach.
Yikes! Ich werde meinen Spam jetzt überprüfen. Danke, dass du mich daran erinnerst. Vielen Dank für Ihre sehr freundlichen Kommentare. Ich bin jetzt in Deutschland und fotografiere Schwäne auf Nester und wunderschöne Tulpen! Vielen dank mein lieber Freund Michael~
Oh, oh, oh…I want to go! Being there with your photos is next best. Nice!
You are rhyming, and I am chiming go, go, go! <3
Good thing it is National Poetry Month!
Utterly charming.Wouldn’t want to leave if I get to go there.
Ah, but there are always other horizons to chase! Cheers to you & thank you~
nun ab ins Wochenende und entspannen
Wunderbar! Haben Sie ein herrliches Wochenende!
Here in Caracas (Venezuela) there is a place called Colonia Tovar. It was a German settlement of the year 50. The houses are identical as your photos. The views that you have put are fantatic.
How remarkable! I will google it now. Thanks for the heads up & hope all is well with you. I am watching the news in Germany and see the troubles in Venezuela and hope you are safe and well~
That is one quaint and picturesque place! Thank you, Cindy, your shots are fab! 😀
Hugs to you from Germany Resa~ <3
Precioso paseo por Centroeuropa. Espero que estés disfrutando. Un abrazo, amiga <3
Tu esta una amiga encantador. Abrazos y estar bien! <3
Beautiful! I love architecture!
So pleased you do & cheers to you!
Thank you! Hope you have a great day!
Oh I do love J.R.R. Tolkien – “All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.” I do love your wanderings!
Yes, Tolkien was a genius. Hugs to you Rebecca from Germany~ <3
I <3 the white one with the teal shutters Cindy…as always, your photography is fantastic 🙂
Yes, and the very steep roof. I love it too!
What a BEAUtiful place !! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you more for your thoughtful appreciation!
What a magnificent place 🙂
Mo-hugs and kisses <3
Back 2 U Mo X 2! <3
I thought these houses only existed in fairy tales. 🙂
They are real! (Maybe fairy tales are too….) 😉
Oh Cindy, How wonderful this must be to see, have a wonderful wonderful time..
Hugs to you Sherri! I was just over at your blog admiring your talented artwork~
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Wish I were there, Cindy so beautiful.. love it..
So kind of you dear friend! Thank you! <3
I have just caught up with you again, Cindy. Beautiful posts, and the photos are always stunning, no matter what the subject. Happy Spring to you and your family! 🙂
Wonderful to hear from you Lavinia and thank you for the lovely comments. Cheers to you and yours! <3
WOW Cindy, you are so lucky, that must have been wonderful to be there and photograph all the sites and colorful buildings. I always thought it would be nice to go somewhere like that and see, what shops have to offer that we do not ever see here. Your photographs are just wonderful! 🙂
Travel is alway an interesting experience. I hope you do go & thank you for stopping by~
Hi Cindy, I believe things are returning to normal now after 5 messed up years. I am back to doing all the things I love to do, including visiting my favorite blogs, writing post for mine, and doing photography and weaving baskets. I just love all the places I can visit through your eyes and lenses Cindy! 🙂
I am so glad to have you back and happy things are getting better for you! Heading over to your blog now~
Hi, Cindy. What a magical place! I hope you’re having a great time there.
We had a wonderful time and ate tons of rich Alsatian food. Actually enjoying less calories right now. Cheers to you Patti~
Sounds wonderful, Cindy. I’m in the same “less calories” mode right now too after a trip to Mexico. 🙂
You have to take advantage of these moods when they strike because they don’t last all that long in my experience!
I really need to go to Europe. Just beautiful.
Definitely another destination to add to my ‘Bucket List’! It would be like stepping into a fairytale. Beautiful❣️
Recommend visiting off season as the word is clearly out on Alsace and it gets quite crowded in peak season. Fall would be a good time to go!
Fairytale magic, indeed. Love the tudor and all the colors. It is a magical place and I’m happy you shared it! 😀
I am happy you enjoyed it! It’s good to be home and catch up with my friends!
omgosh, hobbits and possibly 7 dwarfs and who knows what ! It’s right out of a childhood reader. What a gorgeous place to live or visit. Is it a lilac I see ont the left of your first photo? Ours are just beginning to have leaves 😀 xk
I even got a photo of Bilbo Baggins! Gandalf didn’t want his picture taken. He was in the castle on the hill. There is wisteria growing everywhere and lilac too. I think you might be right and this one is lilac since it is growing freely like a tree,
This is so very pretty! My goal has been to have my yard look like such a place. Even here in Kansas! 😉
My daughter and son in lawn went to grad school in Lawrence. I would say you definitely can do this!
Thank you Cindy. 🙂
Thank you for the like, Cindy. 🙂
Thank you, Cindy.
All I can say is gorgeous. ☺☺☺
Awww, that is plenty, thank you!
Fabulous photos, what a lovely location, were the vehicles allowed alongside these houses?
Yes, on most streets, vehicles are allowed, but only resident’s vehicles thankfully, because it is challenging enough to dodge them! They are experienced at driving these streets and not colliding with people!