Just over an hour’s drive from Kaiserslautern, through winding roads flanked by beautiful woods and rocky mountains, lies an adorable little French town called Wissembourg. Since it’s in the Alsace region of France, you can see a lot of German influences, from the food to the architecture.
Outfitted with rain coats and boots, we strolled along the paved roads, soaking in all the small town charm. We must have passed at least three different wedding parties, which I was not really surprised at. Who wouldn’t want to get married in a super cute French town?
If you have the chance to visit Wissembourg, be sure to stop by Daniel Rebert Patisserie. It might be crowded when you go, but it’s worth the wait. The Choux Caramel is simply divine.
Since we didn’t really know anything about Wissembourg we hopped on the Tourist Mini Train. There are headphones which give the tour in English, French, and German. The train takes you through the formerly walled town and then up through wine vineyards. It makes a stop at a wine tasting area where we got to stretch our legs for a bit, but did not partake in any drinking. The tour is approximately 30-45 minutes long. It’s pretty cool because you cross over to Germany during it.
After the tour we grabbed a bite to eat from a nearby food truck. We got some pretty affordable merguez sausage sandwiches. Oh mah gah. So ridiculously good. Especially topped with some harissa.
Every time I think of Wissembourg I can’t help but smile. It’s such a lovely place to visit. When you go, be sure to have something crazy sinful from Rebert. And don’t worry, calories don’t count when you’re on vacation.
Photos by Marcus Hoapili, Juliet Batalon, and Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili