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 makes an ideal base for walking holidays taking in the Hautes-Vosges peaks, lakes and alpine meadows. Known as hautes chaumes, these meadows are the domain of the marcaires - local dairy farmers renowned for their production of Munster's fragrant cheese.