Visit to a circuit of Gardens of the Upper Rhine river.
Breakfast in hotel and departurefor SchoppenwihrPark in Ostheim: a romantic English garden. Covering an area of 40 hectares, this romantic English garden offers to visitors, rare trees, the ruins of a castle and wild animals. Created in the XVIII century, it was redesigned around 1850 by a Scottish landscape architect, before being restored at the beginning of the XX century by Achille Duchêne. Next, visit to Wesserling Park and its four gardens. With four sumptuous gardens and a museum, the ancient manufacture of Wesserling is a unique testimony of the textile industry in Alsace. The Wesserling garden, listed among the Historical Monuments, is one the most beautiful in Alsace. Here you can discover an English garden, Mediterranean terraces, a French-style garden and a vegetable garden, a contemporary replica of the XX century workers’ gardens. Every summer, in the parkis held the Festival des JardinsMétissé during which artists and students create vegetal works of art on the theme of textile. These artistic gardens are made of vegetables, fruits, flowers, textile and aromatic plants.
A must see is the textile museum. it is located in an ancient building for the printing of fabrics on slab of 1819. It tells the fascinating story of this ancient factory. The link with the past is represented by the exhibition of different forms of textile art: embroidery,and patchwork. In an area set up like a factory, the museum presents the evolution of the printing of fabrics, and in this way becomes the living memory of a flourishing industrial activity of the past.
In the evening, return to Strasbourg.
Boat cruise along the Rhine river and dinner served on board.
Return to the hotel.