Visit Hunawihr (Alsace, France)
Hunawihr is in the Haut-Rhin department of the Alsace region not far from Ribeauvillé. It is a very small pretty village set in the Alsace vineyards.
Start your visit with a stroll down the main street in Hunawihr. The street is lined with colourful half-timber houses, lots of wine houses offering tastings and an interesting selection of old water pumps. Note particulary the 16th century town hall and the 17th century town fountain and source (water supply).
Walk up to the 14th century walled church on the edge of the village and this is where you really see why Hunawihr is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. From the church you get great views down onto the village and across the wooded hills of the Vosges, dotted with various castles and absoulutely all around vineyard after vineyard - fabulous!
Take a look at the church clock, even this is a tribute to the importance of the vineyard. The clock hands are decorated with vine leaves. The church itself, the Church of St-Jacques-le-Majeur, is surrounded by a cemetery enclosed by a fortified wall and holes through which guns can be fired.
Close by to Hunawihr is the centre for the reintroduction the stork in Alsace - an important attempt to slow the decline in the 'trademark' bird of the region. Otters are also raised at the centre, and the 12 acre countryside park can be explored on foot following a guided route.
Next to the stork centre there is a botanical centre in which hundreds of butterflies, including many exotic species, can be seen in their natural environment.
Hunawihr is a classified 'most beautiful village of France' and is also part of the popular Alsace Wine Route.
Most visits to Hunawihr will include trips to several of the other picturesque Alsace villages in the region. Somewhere you might not have considered visiting is the regional centre at Colmar, which also has a great deal to see, both historic monuments and the old town and several interesting museums.
Photos of Hunawihr
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Tourist classifications for Hunawihr
Hunawihr is classified as a one of the most beautiful village in France (plus beau villages)
Address: Hunawihr, Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, 68150 || GPS: latitude 48.1808, longitude 7.31222
Map of Hunawihr & places nearby
Highlights close by
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Hunawihr, France
- Ribeauville - ville fleurie 4*
- Riquewihr - most beautiful village
- Parc du domaine de Schoppenwihr - remarkable garden (4km)
- Bergheim - ville fleurie 4* (4km)
- Parc du château de Kintzheim - remarkable garden (10km)
- Colmar - secteur sauvegarde (11km)
- Cigoland - zoo or wildlife park (12km)
- Eguisheim - most beautiful village (15km)
- Marckolsheim - ville fleurie 4* (17km)
- Itterswiller - ville fleurie 4* (22km)
The French version of this page is at Hunawihr (Francais)