Guided tour "Uses and customs of Advent, Christmas and New Year in Alsace"

Place Joseph Thierry
Meet in front of the Tourist Office
+03 88 06 59 99
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  • Guided tour "Uses and customs of Advent, Christmas and New Year in Alsace" - Christian Brucker_Boovstudio
Alsace is a land rich in traditions that go back a long way. The periods around the major festivals of the year concentrated many of them. This was particularly the case with Christmas. Of course, we know the cribs and the fir tree, but there were still many other traditions, sometimes strange, sometimes funny. They covered a period that already began on November 1 and ended at Epiphany on January 6.

Thanks to a guided walk in the city center of Haguenau, visitors will rediscover the meaning of these customs linked to the walking of the sun or stemming from ancestral fears… How were Rüpelz and Hans Trapp born, why the young girls to be married ate a very salty on November 30, where does the nativity scene come from, the reason we shaken the beehives at Christmas, the way we predicted the weather for the next 12 months, the role played by the log at Christmas, the name of " day of the bundle ”given on December 26 ... these habits and customs will be discussed in this stroll at nightfall, in a city dressed in lights.

The hour-long walk is extended by half an hour in the hall of costumes of the Alsatian Museum, for an exchange with the guide on these old traditions.

Covid-19 Information

Opening, proposed sales service (post containment)
Open to the public
Compulsory health pass
Protective measures
Mandatory reservation
The service provider declares to comply with health protocols
Temporary maximum capacity (in pers)
Registration with the Tourist Office by phone on 03 88 06 59 99 or by email

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Christmas themed
Atmosphere, guided tours and Christmas lights
Type of hike, organized visit, activity
Guided tour (others)
Opening hours
Group workforce: Maxi


Difficulty level
For all
Place of the event / departure
Meet in front of the Tourist Office


Free access - On registration


Served by a regular bus / tram line

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