After the symposium a post tour (optional, 380€) is organized to allow the participants to discover the beauties of the Alsace region.

To register to the post-tour, please follow this link:

Post-Tour Program

(Wednesday afternoon)
This medieval (XII th century) castle is one the most visited monument in Alsace. It is situated in a strategic location on a rocky spur overlooking the Upper Rhine Plain; as a result it was used by successive powers from the Middle Ages until the Thirty Years' War when it was abandoned. From 1900 to 1908 it was rebuilt at the behest of the German emperor Wilhelm II. Today it is a major tourist site, attracting more than half a million visitors a year. You will enjoy there an outstanding view and if you are lucky, when the weather is clear enough, you will have the opportunity to see the Alps!!!! (Official website:


Riquewihr (Wednesday afternoon)
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 has been officially awarded
one of the "plus beaux villages de France" (most beautiful villages in France). (Tourism office:


Dinner at Table du Gourmet
(Riquewihr - Wednesday evening)
From their website:
A gastronomic meal in a Guide Michelin® starred restaurant
"Give yourself a gourmet break in Alsace at the Table du Gourmet. In this gastronomic restaurant, awarded one star by the Guide Michelin ®, the decor is inspired by the principles of Feng Shui and expresses the sheer creativity behind every dish and the desire for it to be truly memorable. The charm comes also from the building which dates from 16th century and contrasts with contemporary design.  A cloud of sculptured glass is suspended from the ceiling as if to stop the progress of time."
With family or friends, your culinary voyage begins here, in Riquewihr. Jean-Luc Brendel’s cuisine invites you to discover new taste sensations. Colours, textures and aromas will transport you, while also reawakening certain long-forgotten flavours."

Night at L'oriel Hotel
From their website:
Nestling in the heart of the hilly vineyards of Alsace, the medieval city of Riquewihr welcomes you!
"Half-timbered houses, Romanesque, gothic and renaissance buildings from the 15th to 18th centuries and impressive fortifications, all of it will seduce you with its authentic charm and the richness of its architecture, culture and history.
While on the “Wine Route”, you should stop by in Riquewihr and discover the beauty of Alsace.
The hotel is located within the city wall; the 4-storey high Renaissance building (1577) hides a delicious inner courtyard where you can experience the ambient peace and serenity. In the summertime, tables are set for you so you can taste a glass of alsatian white wine or a cool beer.
To give your exciting day a harmonious ending, you may also tantalize your taste buds with one of our local wine specialities, down in our wine cellar!"

(Thursday morning)
The name means Emperor's Mountain in German.
This medieval town is one of the finest wine growing areas in Alsace. The first vines were brought here in the 16th century from Hungary, and wine production is still an important aspect of the town's economy today. Wine produced from the Pinot gris variety is a local speciality.


Confrérie St Etienne
(Thursday morning - Lunch there - Castle of Kientzheim)
Nobody can become a member of this order if he does not like the good food, the joy and the Alsacian wines !!! (article 1 of the rules) (website in french...)


(Thursday afternoon)
Eguisheim produces Alsace wine of high quality. In May 2013 it was voted the "Village préféré des Français" (Favorite French Village), an annual distinction that passes from town to town throughout France. The village centre receives many tourists, as the Alsace "Wine Route" passes the village. The village is also a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("The most beautiful villages of France") association. Notably Pope Léon IX was born in Eguisheim.


Cave (Winery) Joseph Freudenreich
(Thursday afternoon - Eguisheim)
This family is making wine since 1737 !!!