Interreg project Rhine castles 2023-2025

The Upper Rhine Valley is a land of fortified castles, with a common history shared by Alsace and its German and Swiss neighbours: that of the Holy Roman Empire. So much history and fantastic stories to discover with family and friends in the footsteps of the European Middle Ages.

To promote this shared heritage, under the joint impetus of Frédéric Bierry, President of the Collectivité Européenne d'Alsace (CeA) and his German counterpart Frank Scherer, Landrat of the Ortenau Kreis, some thirty French - including Alsace Destination Tourisme (ADT) -, Swiss and German partners and institutions are taking part in the Interreg "Rhine Castles" 2023-2025 project, officially launched on 15 October 2022.

The project has 4 main strands: culture, tourism, research and citizenship. The project is receiving €2.9 million in European co-financing from the ERDF as part of the INTERREG Upper Rhine programme.

As part of the project, a number of cross-border actions and events will take place in Alsace, Baden-Württemberg and the Palatinate on the German side, and in the cantons of Aargau and Jura in Switzerland. These include the Châteaux et légendes festival based on the world of John Howe, run by the CeA, as well as fun activities combining the history of châteaux and wines, beers and/or spirits, coordinated by ADT and its cross-border partners.

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