Firstly I would like to thank Alsacienne and others who contributed to my questions. Your inputs were much greatly appreciated.
AWESOME is how I describe this charming region. Picture tells thousand words, so I put together a slide of pictures which I took during our short visit on Sept 8 - 10. We hired a car from CDD in Paris, and drove to Alsace region. We stayed one night in Strasbourg and 1 night in between Riquewihr and Colmar. The order of our visits as below:
• Mt St. Odile