We passed by and through a number of charming little villages surrounded by vineyards.
And above each of them towered an ancient keep.
Alsace reminded me a lot of Disneyland. Everywhere we saw kitsch displays. Of course we visited there during the runup to Easter, and a lot of the locals seemed to have gone overboard with decorations.
One of our stops was at a local winery where we toured the facility and learned a bit about wine making.
Then it was a quick trip to a wine museum, housed in a lovely old chalet.
Another familiar sight in Alsace -- stork nests.
A wine delivery wagon.
And a wine shop.
The main street of Riquewihe, a center for the regional wine industry.
A hilltop village surrounded by vineyards. Alsace is nothing if not picturesque.
Then it was back to the boat and on to Speyer.