Kork is a small village lying on the east bank of the river Rhine, across the river from the French city of Strasbourg, home of the European Parliament. It lies on the edge of the Black Forest, an area of more than 200 square kilometres of densely wooded hills running parallel to the Upper Rhine Valley. It boasts luscious green pine forests, magnificent views of wooded hillsides, the gateaux and cuckoo clocks for which it is well known and many enchanting villages along the way.
There are a number of cycle paths and walking opportunities from Kork itself, along with nearby spa-baths in which to unwind and multiple Michelin starred restaurants with a fine range of Alsatian wines on offer. There is plenty to do in the vicinity; visit the church on the marketplace in nearby Kehl, have a picnic on the banks of the Rhine, or take a taxi in to Strasbourg and test your language skills amongst the charming poetry displays on the Pont De L’Europe linking France to Germany.
Kork’s immediate surroundings, combined with those of nearby Kehl and Strasbourg, provide the visitor with an entrancing combination of nature and culture and an insight into the unique region of Alsace which is such an intriguing mixture of French and German influences.
We use the Hotel Hirsch, a traditional family-run hotel with a strong reputation among our clients for a warm welcome.