Alsace places to visit and attractions

Altkirch

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In the oldest part of Altkirch you can still see part of the defensive walls and a medieval gateway into the town

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Barr

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Less visited than many, Barr is something of an undiscovered gem among the popular Alsace villages

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Bergheim

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The original fortified walls still surround the very picturesque village of Bergheim

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Chateau d'Andlau

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It is the views as much as the castle itself at Chateau Andlau that provide a substantial part of the attraction

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Chateau de Fleckenstein

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The Chateau de Fleckenstein is one of the most imposing ruined castles along the Route des Chateaux in Alsace

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Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

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The substantial Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg is one of the most visited and most substantial in Alsace, and has a fascinating history - and stunning views

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Colmar

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The medieval centre of Colmar, with brightly painted half-timbered houses along the canalside, is extremely attractive

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Ebersmunster

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The remarkable baroque style Abbey Church of Ebersmunster is the principal place of interest in this village

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Eguisheim

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Of the many beautiful traditional villages in Alsace, Eguisheim is one of our favourites

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Epfig

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After exploring Epfig village be sure to visit the 11th century chapel to see the frescoes and the vaulted ceiling

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Guebwiller

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In Guebwilller it is the part of the town along the canal and also the churches that are the highlight for visitors

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Hoffen

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In the heart of the Outre-Foret region, Hoffen is a small village but with very lovely white half-timbered houses

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Hunawihr

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In the heart of the Alsace wine region you should visit Hunawihr, now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France'

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Hunspach

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The flowers, gardens and beautifully maintained old houses, all painted white, ensure that Hunspach is a highlight for visitors to Alsace

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Kaysersberg

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The historic centre of Kaysersberg is very attractive, and the half-timbered houses along the river make it unmissable!

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Kintzheim

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As well as the village itself there are several popular attractions close to Kintzheim including a castle, a stork park and a monkey sanctuary

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Le Struthof

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Le Struthof is the only Nazi Concentration camp to have been built in France during the Second World War

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Lembach

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The small town of Lembach is within the heart of the wooded valleys of the Vosges Regional Natural Park

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Marmoutier

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It is the abbey, and in particular its ornate facade, that is the highlight of your visit to Marmoutier

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Mittelbergheim

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Mittelbergheim is one of several Alsave villages classed among the most beautiful in France, and a local base for wine production and tasting

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Molsheim

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Although Molsheim is now quite a large town it is the small historic centre that will be of interest to visitors

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Mont-Sainte-Odile

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Mont-Saint-Odile is a very popular pilgrimage destination, and has been since the mircles of Odile in the 7th century

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Mulhouse

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Often ignored as an 'industrial town' Mulhouse actually has an attractive centre around the Place de la Reunion and several important museums

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Munster

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Munster was very badly damaged during the First World War but careful renovation means there is still quite a lot of interesting monuments to see

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Murbach

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The remains of the abbey at Murbach, the surrounding gardens and its position in a wooded valley make it a very attractive place to visit

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Neuf-Brisach

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Neuf-Brisach is unique in being a town that was entirely designed by Vauban, an important 18th century military engineer

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Neuwiller-les-Saverne

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As well as the pretty half-timbered houses, the centre of Neuwiller-les-Saverne is dominated by two imposing churches

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Obernai

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Obernai is perhaps the town in Alsace that has best preserved its original 15th century aspect

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Ottmarsheim

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The Abbey church of Ottmarsheim is said to be the oldest church in Alsace, and is very unusual in having an octagonal plan

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Ribeauville

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The traditional coloured houses and the castle poised high above the town make Ribeauvillé a pleasant place to explore

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Riquewihr

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Riquewihr is very lovely and has less to undermine its medieval charm than almost any of the Alsace villages

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Rosheim

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The roman style church is one highlight in Rosheim, and the oldest bakery in Alsace is another!

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Rouffach

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Perhaps less exceptional than some Alsace towns we still enjoyed exploring the centre of Rouffach

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Saverne

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The Chateau des Rohans dominates the medieval heart of Saverne, well placed for exploring the Vosges mountains

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Selestat

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One interesting feature of Selestat is the very wide range of architectural styles seen in the buildings and monuments

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Soultz-Haut-Rhin

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In Soultz-Haut-Rhin an unusual characteristic is that many of the old houses are in stone rather than half-timbered as is common in the region

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Strasbourg

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The city of Strasbourg is one of the most important in France, and also one of the most attractive. At least a day to explore is very recommended!

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Strasbourg cathedral

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Turckheim

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There is lots of interest to see here in Turckheim, one of the prettiest of the Alsace towns

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Ungersheim

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The Ecomuseum at Ungershim is a fascinating reconstruction of an entire medieval Alsace village using buildings from across the region

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Wasselonne

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Although lacking major monuments Wasselonee is a pleasant town to explore when you are in the region

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Wissembourg

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Close to the French border with Germany, Wissembourg has many sights of interest and is also well placed to explore this area

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For more information see the Alsace guide