Three Corners of Europe

Black Forest, Alsace and Switzerland

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  These photos are from a small-group guided tour operated by European Castles Tours.  Black Forest, Alsace and Switzerland: Three Corners' Castles, Magnificent Scenery and Wine  explores the region where the Rhine forms boundaries between Germany, France, and Switzerland.

We toured castles in France's Alsace (Haut-Kroemigsbourg) and in Germany's Black Forest (Hohenzollern and Lichtenstein).  We visited picturesque little villages along the Alsation Wine Route, as well as Strasbourg, Colmar, and Freiburg.  Then on past the Rhine Falls and into Switzerland to explore around Lucerne, including a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus.

Following the tour I stayed on in Switzerland around Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland.  Pictures from that are presented separately on the Switzerland pages.

The link to the Pictures File is below the Sample Images.  A Route Map and a Table of Contents are provided below that, both in on-screen and printable forms.


Quick Start: Three-Corners.pdf


Sample Images

Here are a few sample images from the picture files.  You can click or tap on these to see larger versions.

Obernai, Alsace, France

Obernai, France

Kayserberg, Alsace, France

Kayserberg, France

Strasburg Cathedral, Alsace, France

Strasbourg Cathedral, France

Little Venice, Colmar, Alsace, France

Colmar, France

Lake Titisee, Black Forest, Germany

Lake Titisee, Germany

Hohenzollern Castle, Black Forest, Germany

Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

Lichtenstein Castle, Black Forest, Germany

Lichtenstein Castle, Germany

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne, Switzerland



Link to Pictures File


You can access the PDF pictures file by clicking or tapping on the link below.


Destinations Map

Netherlands map

Table of Contents

Contents   2
Introduction   3
Map   4
Welcome   5
Obernai   6
Haut-Koenigsbourg  11
Alsatian Wine Route  17
Strasbourg  27
Colmar  36
Black Forest  44
Lake Titisee  46
Freiburg  50
Breisach  54
Hohenzollern Castles  56
Lichtenstein Castle  61
Rhine Falls  66
Lucerne  69
Merlischachen  74
Mount Pilatus  78
Transport Museum  86
End  94