Haut-Rhin places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Haut-Rhin department of Alsace. See also our Haut-Rhin travel guide.

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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Bergheim

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

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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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Eguisheim

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Rouffach

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

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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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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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For more information see the Haut-Rhin guide

 
 

Market towns & days in Haut-Rhin

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Altkirch: Thursday
Cernay: Tuesday & Friday
Colmar: Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday
Guebwiller: Tuesday & Friday
Kaysersberg: Monday & Friday
Masevaux: Wednesday
Mulhouse: Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Saturday & Friday
Munster: Saturday
Ribeauville: Saturday
Riedisheim: Wednesday
Riquewihr: Friday
Rixheim: Thursday
Saint-Louis: Saturday all day
Sierentz: Wednesday
Soultz-Haut-Rhin: Wednesday & Wednesday &
Thann: Saturday
Turckheim: Friday
Wittelsheim: Thursday
Wittenheim: Friday

Selected tourist attractions in the Haut-Rhin department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Zoo or wildlife park

Parc zoologique et botanique de Mulhouse

4* Towns in Bloom

Bergheim: Tourist guide

Colmar: Tourist guide

Eguisheim: Tourist guide

Guebwiller: Tourist guide

Hirtzbach

Huningue

Masevaux

Ribeauville: Tourist guide

Sausheim

Soultzmatt

Towns of Art and History

Guebwiller: Tourist guide

Mulhouse: Tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Ballon d'Alsace

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Colmar: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Parc Alfred-Wallach

Parc botanique de Mulhouse

Parc de la Marseillaise

Parc de Wesserling

Parc du domaine de Schoppenwihr

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Thann

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Eguisheim: Tourist guide

Hunawihr: Tourist guide

Riquewihr: Tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Neuf-Brisach ville neuve (Vauban fortifications): Tourist guide