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Photo of Franken in Haut-Rhin

Photo is of Altkirch at 9 km from Franken

Visit Franken: highlights and tourist information

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Franken is situated in the Haut-Rhin department and Grand-Est region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Altkirch at 9 km and Mulhouse at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Franken, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Franken in Grand-Est.

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

Altkirch

Altkirch

at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

In the oldest part of Altkirch you can still see part of...

See Altkirch guide
Mulhouse

Mulhouse

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

Often ignored as an 'industrial town' Mulhouse actually has an attractive...

See Mulhouse guide
Ottmarsheim

Ottmarsheim

at 24 km (direction north-east)

The Abbey church of Ottmarsheim is said to be the...

See Ottmarsheim guide
Ungersheim

Ungersheim

at 31 km (direction north-east)

The Ecomuseum at Ungershim is a fascinating reconstruction of an entire medieval...

See Ungersheim guide
 
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Soultz-Haut-Rhin

Soultz-Haut-Rhin

at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

In Soultz-Haut-Rhin an unusual characteristic is that many of...

See Soultz-Haut-Rhin guide
Guebwiller

Guebwiller

at 36 km (direction north-north-west)

In Guebwilller it is the part of the town...

See Guebwiller guide
Belfort

Belfort

at 37 km (direction west), in the Territoire-de-Belfort department

The town of Belfort and its citadel are pleasant to exlore...

See Belfort guide
Murbach

Murbach

at 39 km (direction north-north-west)

The remains of the abbey at Murbach, the surrounding gardens...

See Murbach guide
Rouffach

Rouffach

at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

Perhaps less exceptional than some Alsace towns we still...

See Rouffach guide
Montbeliard

Montbeliard

at 43 km (direction west), in the Doubs department

It is the castle in Montbeliard, on a raised rocky platform, that...

See Montbeliard guide
Neuf-Brisach

Neuf-Brisach

at 48 km (direction north-north-east)

Neuf-Brisach is unique in being a town that was...

See Neuf-Brisach guide
Eguisheim

Eguisheim

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction north-north-east)

Of the many beautiful traditional villages in Alsace, Eguisheim is one...

See Eguisheim guide
Saint-Hippolyte

Saint-Hippolyte

at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Doubs department

Saint-Hippolyte is in a beautiful position on the confluence of...

See Saint-Hippolyte guide
Munster

Munster

at 52 km (direction north-north-west)

Munster was very badly damaged during the First World...

See Munster guide

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

Map of places to visit near Franken

 
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Markets in and near Franken

  • Altkirch: market Thursday (9km)
  • Sierentz: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Saint-Louis: market Saturday all day (16km)
  • Mulhouse: market Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Rixheim: market Thursday (16km)
  • Riedisheim: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Wittenheim: market Friday (23km)
  • Wittelsheim: market Thursday (25km)
  • Cernay: market Tuesday & Friday (27km)
  • Thann: market Saturday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Franken, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Thann (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc botanique de Mulhouse (15km)
  • Parc Alfred-Wallach (15km)
  • Roseraie du Chatelet (34km)
  • Parc de la Marseillaise (35km)
  • Parc de Wesserling (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Ballon d'Alsace (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Hirtzbach (10km)
  • Huningue (17km)
  • Sausheim (21km)
  • Masevaux (33km)
  • Belfort (37km)
  • Rougegoutte (41km)
  • Soultzmatt (41km)
  • Montbeliard (43km)
  • Mandeure (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique et botanique de Mulhouse (15km)
 
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Geography and distances

Franken is in the north-east of France at 54 kilometres from Colmar, the department capital (general information: Franken is 396 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Franken

Canton: Altkirch

Arrondissement: Altkirch

Department: Haut-Rhin

Region: Alsace

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 68130

Distance to Franken

from Colmar (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 396 km

from Calais: 546 km

from Nice: 433 km

from Bordeaux: 683 km

from Strasbourg: 113 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Paris or drive from one of the channel port - Calais and Dunkirk are around 6 hours distance. For driving distances to Franken from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 28 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berentzwiller, Bettendorf, Emlingen, Grentzingen, Hausgauen, Heiwiller, Helfrantzkirch, Henflingen, Hundsbach, Jettingen, Knoeringue, Koetzingue, Magstatt-le-Bas, Magstatt-le-Haut, Muespach, Oberdorf, Obermorschwiller, Ranspach-le-Haut, Rantzwiller, Schwoben, Steinsoultz, Stetten, Tagsdorf, Wahlbach, Waldighofen, Willer, Wittersdorf and Zaessingue.

This page in French: Visiter Franken

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