Alsace is a French cultural and historic region and shares its borders with Switzerland and Germany
Historically Alsace was annexed to the German Empire in 1871 and in 1914.
Known for the gastronomy (choucroute, baeckhoffe, schenkele, sürlawerla, spätzle, flammenkueche, munster...), wines, Christmas markets, Hansi, half-timbered houses, embroideries in the red wire...
One of the most popular factory of dishes and decoration item is Obernai with Henri Loux, the 3 or 4 flowers decor...
One of the symbol is the stork.