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.

Dambach-La-Ville and its Vineyards

We had come through this little town on our previous trip to the Alsace. Last fall, on our way back to Germany, we stopped here for lunch. That’s how we discovered it. It had been so quiet on that Sunday afternoon, which made us curious enough to return for a weekend stay this year.

There are very few cars here, no traffic lights, no screeching of tires, and no blasting horns, and the few dogs we encountered did not even bark.

This was the perfect place for a little get-away. On our Sunday morning walk, we only heard the church bells ring.

A combine for the grape harvest

Those yellow buckets will probably be put away until next fall.

A single red leaf sticks out in the morning sun.

Vineyards around Dambach-la-Ville

All views, taken from any slope, will direct your eyes to the church.

Autumn colors

The photographer is being photographed. 🙂

Dambach-la-Ville, a beautifully quiet town in the Alsace

Between Strasbourg and Colmar, there are quite a few pretty little towns and villages. On our way to Dambach-la-Ville, we stopped in Obernai, which was roaming with visitors on that Saturday afternoon. We did not stay very long.

A fountain dressed in yellow flowers caught our eyes in Obernai.

Obernai

Dambach-la-Ville is known for its quality wines, and lies on the eastern slopes of the Vosges mountains with a population of around 2200. Its finest wine is the Alsacian Grand Cru.

The first thing we looked for though was our abode, a renovated barn, which we had rented for the weekend.

This barn has been turned into an upstairs-apartment (on the right), and it was perfect for us.

When we weren’t walking around the town, vineyards, or exploring restaurants, we enjoyed spending our time in the inner courtyard.

This is a very clean little town, and its residents take a lot of pride in it.

We explored our neighborhood while it was getting dark already. This is just one of the many roads leading to church.

Dambach-la-Ville in the Alsace

The yellow containers are used for the grape harvest.

We found a restaurant by the town square, where my husband enjoyed a good meal of Schweinebäckchen (pork cheeks). I stuck to wine tasting.

Strasbourg in late September

On our way to the village Dambach-la-ville in the Alsace, we stopped in Strasbourg for the flea market and a bite to eat.

Ill River Strasbourg
Organ grinder
Strasbourg Cathedral

A quiet corner belonging to some private property – amidst thousands of tourists streaming by.

We had a to-go lunch sitting on a bench by the river Ill, and watched swans and party boats drifting by.

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