Birkenwald tourism and travel guide

Photo of Birkenwald in Bas-Rhin

Photo is of Marmoutier at 5 km from Birkenwald

Visit Birkenwald: highlights and tourist information

To Visit Attractions Book hotels, car hire, flights

Birkenwald is situated in the Bas-Rhin department and Grand-Est region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Birkenwald in Grand-Est.

Popular places to visit nearby include Marmoutier at 5 km and Wasselonne at 8 km.

Birkenwald, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 5 km (direction north-east)

It is the abbey, and in particular its ornate facade, that is the highlight...

See Marmoutier guide


at 8 km (direction east)

Although lacking major monuments Wasselonee is a pleasant town to explore when you are...

See Wasselonne guide


at 9 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saverne guide


at 17 km (direction south-east)

Although Molsheim is now quite a large town it is the small historic centre...

See Molsheim guide


at 19 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Neuwiller-les-Saverne guide


at 20 km (direction south-east)

The roman style church is one highlight in Rosheim, and the oldest bakery in...

See Rosheim guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction west), in the Moselle department

The centre of the small village of Saint-Quirin is very pleasant to explore, then...

See Saint-Quirin guide


at 24 km (direction south-east)

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

See Obernai guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

Mont-Saint-Odile is a very popular pilgrimage destination, and has been since the mircles of...

See Mont-Sainte-Odile guide
Le Struthof

Le Struthof

at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

Le Struthof is the only Nazi Concentration camp to have been built in France...

See Le Struthof guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Barr guide
Chateau d\'Andlau

Chateau d'Andlau

Castle at 29 km (direction south-south-east)

It is the views as much as the castle itself at Chateau Andlau that...

See Chateau d'Andlau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

Mittelbergheim is one of several Alsave villages classed among the most beautiful in France,...

See Mittelbergheim guide


Heritage Site at 31 km (direction east)

The city of Strasbourg is one of the most important in France, and also...

See Strasbourg guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Bas-Rhin

Arrange a visit to Birkenwald

Book hotels, car hire and flights

Organise your visit using the options shown...

Hotels in Birkenwald best prices

See Birkenwald hotels

Reserve excursions

Map of places to visit near Birkenwald


Markets in and near Birkenwald

  • Wasselonne: market Monday (8km)
  • Saverne: market Thursday (9km)
  • Molsheim: market Monday (18km)
  • Schirmeck: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Sarrebourg: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Obernai: market Thursday (24km)
  • Rothau: market Saturday (25km)
  • Drulingen: market Saturday (25km)
  • Brumath: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Barr: market Saturday (29km)

More information about Birkenwald, Alsace

Tourist attractions near Birkenwald, France

What to do at Birkenwald? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Birkenwald.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vosges-du-Nord (22km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin botanique du col de Saverne (9km)
  • Jardin du chateau de Kolbsheim (21km)
  • Domaine du Windeck (23km)
  • Jardin de l'Escalier (28km)
  • Jardin botanique de l'université de Strasbourg (31km)
  • Jardin de la ferme bleue (35km)
  • Le jardin de Marguerite (35km)
  • Jardins de Callunes (42km)
  • Parc du château de Kintzheim (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Champ du Feu (30km)
  • Lindre (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Bischheim (31km)
  • Itterswiller (33km)
  • Drusenheim (46km)
  • Diebolsheim (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Sainte-Croix (35km)
  • Cigoland (45km)

Geography and distances

Birkenwald is in the north-east of France at 31 kilometres from Strasbourg, the department capital (general information: Birkenwald is 366 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Birkenwald

Canton: Marmoutier

Arrondissement: Saverne

Department: Bas-Rhin

Region: Alsace

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 67440

Distance to Birkenwald

from Strasbourg (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 366 km

from Calais: 469 km

from Nice: 551 km

from Bordeaux: 737 km

from Strasbourg: 31 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Paris or drive from one of the channel ports such as Calais or Dunkirk (allow around 6 hours) For driving distances to Birkenwald from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allenwiller, Cosswiller, Dimbsthal, Haegen, Hengwiller, Jetterswiller, Lochwiller, Marmoutier, Reinhardsmunster, Reutenbourg, Romanswiller, Salenthal, Singrist, Thal-Marmoutier and Wangenbourg-Engenthal.

This page in French: Visiter Birkenwald