Dambach-la-Ville in Alsace, France

We have just returned from our third visit to the village of Dambach-la-Ville in Alsace. Again, we rented an apartment, which is part of a farm. We had already stayed once before in this family’s farm house apartment on our first time.

After a three-hour drive from the Frankfurt area, we approach the Vosges Mountains in Alsace.

Vosges Mountain Range in France

We have the upstairs apartment in the renovated barn.

The is the view from the windows down into the courtyard. Oops, we left the gate open.

My dinner was Quiche Lorraine with red cabbage salad, a mixed salad, and radish salad.

This village takes a lot of pride in its floral decorations. Everywhere you look, there are wells filled with herbs and flowers, recycled wine kegs turned into flower pot stands, and much more.

Dambach-la-Ville, France

The most favorite ‘room’ of our stay is this stonewalled courtyard for our private use. We Germans like to call this outdoor sitting arrangement (be it a terrace, balcony, or whatever) our ‘second living room’.

The early morning sun found its way through a gap.

Virtual Tour of Mainberg Castle, Germany, on 12 September 2021

Every year on the second Sunday in September, the Open Monument Day is being held nationwide.

This year, Mainberg Castle will also participate, but only virtually.

To visit, you need to go on their website: https://www.fv-schloss-mainberg.de/

The website provides ZOOM Client, which lets you partake in 30-minute visual tours which run from 13:00 – 17:00 on 12 Sep 2021 (Central European Time).

Maria’s Beer Balcony in Germany

My travel companion, Rhiannon, now from Malmö, Sweden, stopped by in Oberursel on her way to Italy. We enjoyed our little reunion on the Beer Balcony.

Our next trip will take us to Cyprus in November this year. That is, if the world is okay with that. We shall see.

Rhiannon, originally from Wales, now living in Malmö, Sweden

Food and Flora in Dambach-la-Ville

This type of glover, Oxalis triangularis (false shamrock), was in our courtyard sitting area at our vacation rental Le Cocon du Potier in Dambach-la-Ville.

False shamrock

Dambach-la-Ville and its town center is in good hands. Its residents are definitely blessed with green fingers.

In Sélestat (German: Schlettstadt), we had lunch, and I opted for the traditional Flammkuchen. What a light fare to eat.

Flammkuchen

Our hostess at Le Cocon du Potier gave us a taste of this traditional Gugelhupf (yeast based cake) one morning.

Gugelhupf

We are heading back to Dambach-la-Ville this fall for a few days – if COVID-19 lets us travel.

Vacation Rental in Dambach-la-Ville, Alsace

This summer, we spent our holiday in Dambach-la-Ville. We had been to this village once before on a three-day stay in the fall of 2019. We fell in love with it then, and decided to come back for a week this time.

Our accommodation was a renovated farmhouse on the main road in the center of the village. Our proprietors are such kind hosts, we had all the amenities one needed, and we truly enjoyed every minute there.

Here are a few pictures of the farmhouse interior.

We had the courtyard to ourselves during that time as well. I made the most of it by sitting out there in the early mornings with my coffee.

The morning light comes streaming in, and I happened to catch a local passing by.

The early mornings were also cool enough to do some quilting.

If you are interested in this place, then look for Le Cocon du Potier, 13 Rue du Maréchal Foch in Dambach-la-Ville. I can highly recommend it.

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