Visit Hunspach (Alsace, France)
Hunspach is south of Wissembourg in the Bas-Rhin department of the Alsace region, within the boundaries of the Natural Regional Park of North Vosges. the village is officially classified as one of the 'most beautiful villages of France'.
It is a gorgeous little village both very typical of those in the region...and completely unique.
Hunspach has lots of very similar looking ancient colombage (half-timbered) house, all painted white (many similar Alsace towns and villages have houses painted in a profusion of pastel colours), and it is this continuity of appearance that makes the village a bit special. The houses are so well maintained that you could almost think yourself in a new upmarket housing development...
The village also appears to be full of keen gardeners as each house has a tiny garden crammed with plants. In season there are a profusion of flowers - mostly the trademark geraniums of Alsace - hanging from virtually all the windows in the town providing a very pretty picture.
There is a tea shop in Hunspach making this a pleasant place to stop for a break.
Note: Apparently when the local Maire has an announcement to make a town-crier cycles around the village with a bell announcing the news. There must have been no news to report when we visited...
Close to Hunspach
In stark contrast to the perfect village of hunspach visit the nearby Fort de Schoenenbourg. This is a substantial concrete fortification that was part of the maginot line, created as part of the defences to prevent the invasion of France during the Second World War. this is the largest fort of its type in Alsace and a visit includes a tour of the extensive underground rooms and tunnels.
Back to visiting Alsace villages, you will find lots of interest in the region around Hunspach such as Seebach and Wissembourg, Cleebourg and Hoffen (just a few out of many - you will discover your own favourites when you visit).
Photos of Hunspach
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Tourist classifications for Hunspach
Hunspach is classified as a one of the most beautiful village in France (plus beau villages)
Address: Hunspach, Soultz-sous-Forêts, Wissembourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, 67250 || GPS: latitude 48.9536, longitude 7.94306
Map of Hunspach & places nearby
Highlights close by
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Hunspach, France
- Wissembourg - recommended detour (9km)
- Drusenheim - ville fleurie 4* (21km)
- Jardin de la ferme bleue - remarkable garden (22km)
- Jardin de l'Escalier - remarkable garden (30km)
- Bitche - recommended detour (39km)
- Bischheim - ville fleurie 4* (40km)
The French version of this page is at Hunspach (Francais)