Orschwihr tourism and travel guide

Photo of Orschwihr in Haut-Rhin

Photo is of Guebwiller at 3 km from Orschwihr

Visit Orschwihr: highlights and tourist information

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Orschwihr is situated in the Haut-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 Orschwihr in Grand-Est.

Popular places to visit nearby include Guebwiller at 3 km and Soultz-Haut-Rhin at 5 km.

Orschwihr, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction south-west)

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

See Guebwiller guide


at 5 km (direction south)

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

See Soultz-Haut-Rhin guide
Murbach abbey

Murbach abbey

Abbey at 6 km (direction west)

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

See Murbach abbey guide


at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Rouffach guide


at 8 km (direction south-east)

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

See Ungersheim guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction north-east)

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

See Eguisheim guide


at 14 km (direction north-west)

Munster was very badly damaged during the First World War but careful...

See Munster guide


at 18 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Turckheim guide


at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Colmar guide


at 22 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Mulhouse guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Kaysersberg guide


at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Neuf-Brisach guide


at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Ottmarsheim guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction north-north-east)

Riquewihr is very lovely and has less to undermine its medieval charm...

See Riquewihr guide

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Map of places to visit near Orschwihr


Markets in and near Orschwihr

  • Guebwiller: market Tuesday & Friday (4km)
  • Soultz-Haut-Rhin: market Wednesday & Wednesday & (5km)
  • Wittelsheim: market Thursday (14km)
  • Munster: market Saturday (14km)
  • Cernay: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Wittenheim: market Friday (16km)
  • Thann: market Saturday (17km)
  • Turckheim: market Friday (17km)
  • Colmar: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (19km)
  • Riedisheim: market Wednesday (23km)

More information about Orschwihr, Alsace

Tourist attractions near Orschwihr, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Thann (17km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Marseillaise (3km)
  • Parc de Wesserling (18km)
  • Jardin d'altitude du Haut-Chitelet (21km)
  • Parc botanique de Mulhouse (24km)
  • Parc Alfred-Wallach (24km)
  • Parc du domaine de Schoppenwihr (25km)
  • Roseraie du Chatelet (34km)
  • Parc du château de Kintzheim (38km)
  • Jardin botanique de Gondremer (55km)
  • Jardins de l’Abbaye Notre-Dame (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hohneck (20km)
  • Ballon d'Alsace (31km)
  • Cascade de la Pissoire (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Soultzmatt (3km)
  • Sausheim (19km)
  • Masevaux (25km)
  • Ribeauville (30km)
  • Bergheim (32km)
  • Marckolsheim (35km)
  • Rougegoutte (36km)
  • Hirtzbach (38km)
  • Belfort (43km)
  • Huningue (46km)
  • Diebolsheim (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique et botanique de Mulhouse (24km)
  • Cigoland (39km)

Geography and distances

Orschwihr is in the north-east of France at 19 kilometres from Colmar, the department capital (general information: Orschwihr is 375 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Orschwihr

Canton: Guebwiller

Arrondissement: Guebwiller

Department: Haut-Rhin

Region: Alsace

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 68500

Distance to Orschwihr

from Colmar (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 375 km

from Calais: 513 km

from Nice: 470 km

from Bordeaux: 690 km

from Strasbourg: 82 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 Orschwihr from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bergholtz, Buhl, Guebwiller, Gundolsheim, Issenheim, Jungholtz, Lautenbach, Lautenbachzell, Merxheim, Murbach, Osenbach, Pfaffenheim, Raedersheim, Rimbach-Pres-Guebwiller, Rimbachzell, Rouffach, Soultz-Haut-Rhin, Soultzmatt and Westhalten.

This page in French: Visiter Orschwihr