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Christmas greeters

Emilienne Wadel

Emilienne WadelIf you have remained a child at heart, especially during the holiday season, let the "little biscuits and DIY" spirit inspire you! I think a stop, a break, a side trip at the gates of the Sundgau region is what you need!

I will welcome you to my home. Together, we can talk, exchange ideas and create some decorative objects and/or make "Weihnachtsbredala" (little Christmas cakes), whatever you like.

Themes :

  • Christmas atmosphere
  • Making bredala
  • Various Christmas decorations

Spoken languages : French German

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Jean-Luc Niedergang

The Florival Country is a mix of attractions between the mountains and our amazing industrial, historical and cultural past!

As a resident of Guebwiller for the last 10 years, I have "made" my own Christmas memories and discovered many original sites off the beaten path, on foot, snowshoes or skis. The hills, vineyards and the Petit and Grand Ballon form an exceptional land of adventure that I would love to share with visitors from different cultures and horizons.

The warm welcome and hospitality of the Christmas season obviously mean traditions, nice things, "bredalas" and mulled wine. I am very enthusiastic about sharing this wonderful time that is so symbolic of Alsace!!

Themes :Jean-Luc Niedergang

  • Gastronomy/wine
  • Music
  • Nature/sports (walks, snowshoes, skiing)
  • Family activities (with children)
  • Traditional living (farm-inn)
  • Handicrafts

Spoken languages : French German English

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Sylvie Rieker

Sylvie RiekerNothing can beat the "Magic of Christmas in Alsace": the smell of gingerbread, mulled wine, fabrics and tasty treats, yummmmm...

Come with me to discover the tasty little delights to be found at the Christmas markets or make them with your children. Welcome to the world of Christmas in Alsace and enjoy all the Christmas goodies to make your own memories of Alsace...

Themes :

  • Tasty treats
  • The warmth of Christmas in Alsace
  • Baking Christmas biscuits at home
  • Visit to the Christmas markets

Spoken languages : French

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René-Alfred Steiner

René-Alfred SteinerI was born in Mulhouse into a family of railway workers with a passion for trains and, like all children, I got my own electric train many years ago.

For Christmas in southern Alsace, let’s go out for a real Alsatian tradition. The Tram–Train will take us to Thann for the Christmas Market. We can go to Wesserling, to the Park–EcoTextile Museum. But now we can take the train from Mulhouse to Freiburg im Breisgau, on the edge of the Black Forest. I am perfectly bilingual and will be happy to go with you.

Merry Christmas to all!

Themes :

  • Guided tours by train or tram
  • Fabrics in railway history
  • Southern Alsace seen from the train, with its traditions and its stories

Spoken languages : French German

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Jacqueline Schuller

Jacqueline SchullerCome and join us, me and my nice little friend
Here in Mulhouse all your child's dreams become true
Relax and follow your greeter, enjoy our Festive Cheer
Incredible variety in our unrivalled Christmas market
Sing together the nice and typical Alsatian Christmas carols, why not?
Theatre every night in Uffholtz , the shepherd 'll guide us to the stage
Marvellous are the illuminated gardens in Wesserling, let us go together
Angels from the Realms of Glory we cannot promise, but breath-taking bonhomie we can
Surely this must be the loveliest and most magical time of the year!
Snow cannot cool the ardour of our desire to welcome you. See you soon!

Themes :

  • Advent windows in Cernay
  • Christmas in the Garden at the Wesserling Park
  • Group carol singing at St Etienne Protestant church
  • Nativity scenes in Masevaux
  • Visit to the Ecomusée d'Alsace

Spoken languages : French English

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Philippe Bresson

Philippe BressonHow would you like to go for a stroll in the heart of the Land of Carols and Fabrics? Come with me to the Christmas market in Mulhouse, where I will introduce you to our traditions. We will be carried along by the fragrances of cinnamon, gingerbread and mulled wine and we can taste the wonderful little Alsatian biscuits that we call "bredala". We will then go for a walk through the streets to look for the Spirit of Christmas and we might even run into Saint Nicholas along the way. I promise you that you will get back in touch with your inner child while admiring the animated shop window decorations and the city’s Christmas lights. Wellkumma en Elsass.

Themes :

  • Urban walks
  • Christmas traditions in Alsace
  • City lights and architecture
  • Christmas market
  • History of Mulhouse

Spoken languages : French

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Raymond Weigel

Raymond WeigelChristmas in Alsace is a period full of warm colours and twinkling lights. I love photography and would like to share these colours and lights with you in the evening in a wide variety of places to delight your eyes. Of course we will visit Mulhouse together, with its fragrant market and its fabrics, but we could also relive the legends of yore together in the Enchanted Forest of Altkirch. All along our friendly outing, I can talk to you about the Christmases of old as I lived them during my childhood. Merry Christmas in Alsace.

Themes :

  • Christmas lights and markets
  • Enchanted Forest
  • Alsatian traditions

Spoken languages : French German English

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Karine Tosch

Karine-TOSH-NOELDecember... The month of MAGIC!
So many childhood memories and traditions come flooding back to me with the Christmas markets, the Christmas lights, the smell of mulled wine, Saint Nicholas gingerbread, the fragrance of cinnamon cakes, the richly coloured fabrics... I remember the children’s excitement around the Christmas tree and the nativity scene!!! I can hear the Christmas carols sung in unison by the whole family and Father Christmas’s little bell!!
I can smell the hot "bredalas" fresh out of the oven and the mandarin oranges stabbed with cloves in a corner of the "Stube".
And if big white snowflakes come floating down from the sky, the magic is complete...

To share all this with you, I suggest:

  • taking a walk through the Ecomuseum in Ungersheim to immerse you into the sensations and memories of yore, or wandering through the typical little Christmas markets in the surrounding villages of Rixheim, Riedisheim, etc.
  • coming with you for the "participatory Christmas carols" at St Etienne temple, then going for a walk through the streets of the old town.
  • and, if it snows, we can take a walk in the first hills of the Sundgau region.

I look forward to seeing you!!

Themes :

  • Alsatian traditions
  • Christmas carols (Saturday afternoons)
  • Sundgau in the snow

Spoken languages : French German English

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