Haut-Rhin
Munster
Munster The Essential
Munster means monastery; in the 7C, Irish monks who had come here to bring Christianity to Alsace founded an abbey in this wild spot. Tucked away between the vines and the route des Crêtes, Munster offers ready access to the slopes in winter. In summer it is the ideal base for walking holidays taking in the Hautes-Vosges, lakes and alpine meadows (the domain of the marcaires: local keepers of the secret of how to make Munster's fragrant cheese).