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 detailed Haut-Rhin guide.

Haut-Rhin sightseeing and tourist information

photo of Altkirch


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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photo of Bergheim


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

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photo of Colmar


The medieval centre of Colmar, with brightly painted half-timbered houses along the canalside, is extremely attract [...]

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photo of Eguisheim


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

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photo of Guebwiller


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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photo of Hunawihr


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

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photo of Kaysersberg


The historic centre of Kaysersberg is very attractive, and the half-timbered houses along the river make it unmissa [...]

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photo of Mulhouse


Often ignored as an 'industrial town' Mulhouse actually has an attractive centre around the Place de la Reunion and [...]

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photo of Munster


Munster was very badly damaged during the First World War but careful renovation means there is still quite a lot o [...]

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photo of Murbach


The remains of the abbey at Murbach, the surrounding gardens and its position in a wooded valley make it a very att [...]

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photo of Neuf-Brisach


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

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photo of Ottmarsheim


The Abbey church of Ottmarsheim is said to be the oldest church in Alsace, and is very unusual in having an octagon [...]

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photo of Ribeauville


The traditional coloured houses and the castle poised high above the town make Ribeauvillé a pleasant place to exp [...]

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photo of Riquewihr


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

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photo of Rouffach


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

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photo of Soultz-Haut-Rhin


In Soultz-Haut-Rhin an unusual characteristic is that many of the old houses are in stone rather than half-timbered [...]

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photo of Turckheim


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

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photo of Ungersheim


The Ecomuseum at Ungershim is a fascinating reconstruction of an entire medieval Alsace village using buildings fro [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Haut-Rhin travel 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




Ribeauville: Tourist guide



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


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