Visit Hoffen (Alsace, France)
Hoffen is south of Wissembourg in the Bas-Rhin department of the Alsace region, and just inside the Natural Regional Park of North Vosges.
Hoffen is also a neighbour of Hunspach which is a classified 'most beautiful village of France' - indeed, Hoffen is very much like a smaller version of its neighbour, with a main street, the Rue du Tilleul, lined by beautiful white half-timbered houses, criss-crossed with black beams and all with lovely wooden shutters.
The mairie is among the picturesque houses in the village, and dates from the middle of the 19th century. There are also several flour mills in Hoffen.
At the top of the village there is a lime tree and a well making this a picture-postcard spot, and a popular meeting spot in Hoffen for the locals.
Hoffen and the surrounding region in northern Alsace falls ithin the natural region referred to as the 'Outre-Foret' - a land of gently rolling hills to the north of the Haguenau forest and east of the Vosges, with the German frontier and the Rhine to the north and east.
The Outre-Foret stands outside many of the important tourist routes in the region which has allowed it to maintain its unspoiled character and traditions, especially pottery production - the traditions are celebrated at a small museum in the village of Kutzenhausen (7km east of Hoffen).
Note: historically Hoffen and neighbouring villages Hermerswiller and Leiterswiller were considered separate but they merged under the name Hoffen in 1975.
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Address: Hoffen, Soultz-sous-Forêts, Wissembourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, 67250 || GPS: latitude 48.930556, longitude 7.942778
Map of Hoffen & places nearby
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Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Hoffen, France
- Hunspach - most beautiful village (3km)
- Wissembourg - recommended detour (12km)
- Drusenheim - ville fleurie 4* (19km)
- Jardin de la ferme bleue - remarkable garden (21km)
- Jardin de l'Escalier - remarkable garden (28km)
- Bischheim - ville fleurie 4* (38km)
- Bitche - recommended detour (40km)
- Strasbourg - town of art and history (41km)
- Jardin botanique de l'université de Strasbourg - remarkable garden (41km)
- Strasbourg Grand Ile - heritage site (41km)
The French version of this page is at Hoffen (Francais)