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Munster tourism and travel guide

Photo of Munster in Haut-Rhin

Visit Munster: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: 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

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Munster. For detailed visitor information see the Munster travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Eguisheim at 13 km and Murbach at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Munster, 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 Munster in Grand-Est.

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



at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

There is lots of interest to see here in Turckheim, one...

See Turckheim guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Eguisheim guide


at 13 km (direction south)

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

See Murbach guide


at 14 km (direction north-east)

The historic centre of Kaysersberg is very attractive, and the half-timbered houses...

See Kaysersberg guide


at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Rouffach guide


at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Guebwiller guide


at 17 km (direction east)

The medieval centre of Colmar, with brightly painted half-timbered...

See Colmar guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction north-east)

Riquewihr is very lovely and has less to undermine...

See Riquewihr guide


at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Soultz-Haut-Rhin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction north-east)

In the heart of the Alsace wine region you...

See Hunawihr guide


at 22 km (direction south-east)

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

See Ungersheim guide


at 22 km (direction north-east)

The traditional coloured houses and the castle poised high above the...

See Ribeauville guide


at 25 km (direction north-east)

The original fortified walls still surround the very picturesque village...

See Bergheim guide
Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Castle at 28 km (direction north-east), in the Bas-Rhin department

The substantial Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg is one of the most...

See Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg guide

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

Map of places to visit near Munster


Markets in and near Munster

Market days in Munster: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Munster: market Saturday (0km)
  • Turckheim: market Friday (11km)
  • Kaysersberg: market Monday & Friday (14km)
  • Guebwiller: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Colmar: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (17km)
  • Riquewihr: market Friday (19km)
  • Soultz-Haut-Rhin: market Wednesday & Wednesday & (19km)
  • Fraize: market Friday (19km)
  • Gerardmer: market Thursday & Saturday (19km)
  • La Bresse: market Sunday (21km)

More information about Munster, Alsace

Tourist attractions near Munster, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Thann (26km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d'altitude du Haut-Chitelet (9km)
  • Parc de la Marseillaise (16km)
  • Parc du domaine de Schoppenwihr (18km)
  • Parc de Wesserling (20km)
  • Parc du château de Kintzheim (30km)
  • Jardins de Callunes (35km)
  • Parc botanique de Mulhouse (38km)
  • Parc Alfred-Wallach (38km)
  • Roseraie du Chatelet (41km)
  • Jardin botanique de Gondremer (42km)
  • Jardins de l’Abbaye Notre-Dame (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hohneck (9km)
  • Cascade de la Pissoire (29km)
  • Ballon d'Alsace (33km)
  • Champ du Feu (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Soultzmatt (12km)
  • Ribeauville (22km)
  • Bergheim (25km)
  • Masevaux (32km)
  • Sausheim (33km)
  • Marckolsheim (33km)
  • Rougegoutte (40km)
  • Itterswiller (42km)
  • Diebolsheim (48km)
  • Belfort (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Cigoland (32km)
  • Parc zoologique et botanique de Mulhouse (38km)

Geography and distances

Munster is in the north-east of France at 17 kilometres from Colmar, the department capital (general information: Munster is 364 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Munster

Canton: Munster

Arrondissement: Colmar

Department: Haut-Rhin

Region: Alsace

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 68140

Distance to Munster

from Colmar (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 364 km

from Calais: 500 km

from Nice: 482 km

from Bordeaux: 690 km

from Strasbourg: 75 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 Munster from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Breitenbach-Haut-Rhin, Eschbach-Au-Val, Griesbach-Au-Val, Gunsbach, Hohrod, Luttenbach-Pres-Munster, Metzeral, Muhlbach-sur-Munster, Sondernach, Soultzbach-les-Bains, Soultzeren, Stosswihr, Wasserbourg and Wihr-Au-Val.

This page in French: Visiter Munster

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