Strasbourg 15 km
Strasbourg, the main city in the Alsace Region, is the capital of Europe, but above all it is a magnificent historical city. It is a pleasure to stroll through the cobbled streets and admire the old buildings. The city is also famous for its cuisine, which is both authentic and very varied.
- Visit of the ‘Little France’ area – old town.
- Strasbourg cathedral – astronomical clock
- European Parliament
Haut-Koenigsbourg castle (45km)
The former 12th-century fortress was completely rebuilt in the 15th century and is now open to visitors, whereas most of the other castles in the area are in ruins. It offers a unique panoramic view out over the Alsace plain.
Villages on the Alsace Wine Route
Obernai (26 km)
Obernai is a medieval town on the Alsace Wine Route; a cycle route through the vineyards (the ‘Véloroute du Vignoble’) also passes through the town. It is overlooked by Mont Saint-Odile, famous for pilgrimages and long walks.
Ribeauvillé (50 km)
This ancient medieval town has managed to make the most of its historical heritage. The town is overlooked by the ruins of three castles – St Ulrich, Gisberg, and Haut-Ribeaupierre; all can be reached by footpaths. ‘Pfifferdaj’ is the name of the must-see annual festival which has been in existence for more than 500 years.
Just 5 km from Ribeauvillé, the extremely well preserved medieval and Renaissance town of Riquewihr is ranked as one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Colmar à (60 km)
Colmar, the second most important town in the Haut-Rhin département, enjoys an international reputation thanks to its Unterlinden museum and the famous Issenheim altarpiece. You will enjoy strolling alongside the narrow canals in the ‘Little Venice’ area.
Visit of ‘Little Venice’ – old town.
Animals and recreational parks
The Butterfly Garden in Hunawihr
Thousands of exotic butterflies provide pleasure for both young and old at the Butterfly Garden in Hunawihr, between Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr. This little sanctuary is open from April to November, and provides a better understanding of biodiversity, to encourage its respect and its defence. The Garden also holds events focusing on bees and leafcutter ants.
La volerie des aigles (Eagles in flight)
In Alsace, close to Haut-Koenigsbourg and the Wine Route, ruins of the medieval castle of Kintzheim stand out on a hilltop. Here you can see huge dark wings wheeling above the old moss-covered walls – birds of prey are the masters here.
La montagne des singes (Monkeys Mountain)
Keep your camera at the ready as you experience total immersion in the fascinating world of more than 200 Barbary macaques roaming free in 24 hectares of forest.
Europa-Park is a theme park in Rust (Germany). With more than forty rides, shows and events, Europa-Park is the biggest theme park in Germany, and one of the most interesting in Europe.