Alsace places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Alsace region. See also our Alsace travel guide.

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Altkirch (Haut-Rhin)

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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Barr (Bas-Rhin)

Less visited than many, Barr is something of an undiscovered gem among the popular Alsace villages
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Bergheim (Haut-Rhin)

The original fortified walls still surround the very picturesque village of Bergheim
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Chateau de Fleckenstein (Bas-Rhin)

The Chateau de Fleckenstein is one of the most imposing ruined castles along the Route des Chateaux in Alsace
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Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg (Bas-Rhin)

The substantial Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg is one of the most visited and most substantial in Alsace, and has a fascinating history - and stunning views
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Chateau d'Andlau (Bas-Rhin)

It is the views as much as the castle itself at Chateau Andlau that provide a substantial part of the attraction
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Colmar (Haut-Rhin)

The medieval centre of Colmar, with brightly painted half-timbered houses along the canalside, is extremely attractive
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Ebersmunster (Bas-Rhin)

The remarkable baroque style Abbey Church of Ebersmunster is the principal place of interest in this village
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Eguisheim (Haut-Rhin)

Of the many beautiful traditional villages in Alsace, Eguisheim is one of our favourites
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Epfig (Bas-Rhin)

After exploring Epfig village be sure to visit the 11th century chapel to see the frescoes and the vaulted ceiling
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Guebwiller (Haut-Rhin)

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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Haguenau (Bas-Rhin)

Haguenau is a town with several interesting monuments, churches and museums to visit
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Hoffen (Bas-Rhin)

In the heart of the Outre-Foret region, Hoffen is a small village but with very lovely white half-timbered houses
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Hunawihr (Haut-Rhin)

In the heart of the Alsace wine region you should visit Hunawihr, now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France'
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Hunspach (Bas-Rhin)

The flowers, gardens and beautifully maintained old houses, all painted white, ensure that Hunspach is a highlight for visitors to Alsace
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Kaysersberg (Haut-Rhin)

The historic centre of Kaysersberg is very attractive, and the half-timbered houses along the river make it unmissable!
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Kientzheim (Bas-Rhin)

As well as the village itself there are several popular attractions close to Kientzheim including a castle, a stork park and a monkey sanctuary
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Le Struthof (Bas-Rhin)

Le Struthof is the only Nazi Concentration camp to have been built in France during the Second World War
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Lembach (Bas-Rhin)

The small town of Lembach is within the heart of the wooded valleys of the Vosges Regional Natural Park
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Marmoutier (Bas-Rhin)

It is the abbey, and in particular its ornate facade, that is the highlight of your visit to Marmoutier
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Mittelbergheim (Bas-Rhin)

Mittelbergheim is one of several Alsave villages classed among the most beautiful in France, and a local base for wine production and tasting
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Molsheim (Bas-Rhin)

Although Molsheim is now quite a large town it is the small historic centre that will be of interest to visitors
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Mont-Sainte-Odile (Bas-Rhin)

Mont-Saint-Odile is a very popular pilgrimage destination, and has been since the mircles of Odile in the 7th century
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Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin)

Often ignored as an 'industrial town' Mulhouse actually has an attractive centre around the Place de la Reunion and several important museums
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Munster (Haut-Rhin)

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
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Murbach abbey (Haut-Rhin)

The remains of the abbey at Murbach, the surrounding gardens and its position in a wooded valley make it a very attractive place to visit
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Neuf-Brisach (Haut-Rhin)

Neuf-Brisach is unique in being a town that was entirely designed by Vauban, an important 18th century military engineer
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Neuwiller-les-Saverne (Bas-Rhin)

As well as the pretty half-timbered houses, the centre of Neuwiller-les-Saverne is dominated by two imposing churches
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Obernai (Bas-Rhin)

Obernai is perhaps the town in Alsace that has best preserved its original 15th century aspect
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Ottmarsheim (Haut-Rhin)

The Abbey church of Ottmarsheim is said to be the oldest church in Alsace, and is very unusual in having an octagonal plan
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Ribeauville (Haut-Rhin)

The traditional coloured houses and the castle poised high above the town make Ribeauvillé a pleasant place to explore
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Riquewihr (Haut-Rhin)

Riquewihr is very lovely and has less to undermine its medieval charm than almost any of the Alsace villages
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Rosheim (Bas-Rhin)

The roman style church is one highlight in Rosheim, and the oldest bakery in Alsace is another!
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Rouffach (Haut-Rhin)

Perhaps less exceptional than some Alsace towns we still enjoyed exploring the centre of Rouffach
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Saverne (Bas-Rhin)

The Chateau des Rohans dominates the medieval heart of Saverne, well placed for exploring the Vosges mountains
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Selestat (Bas-Rhin)

One interesting feature of Selestat is the very wide range of architectural styles seen in the buildings and monuments
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Soultz-Haut-Rhin (Haut-Rhin)

In Soultz-Haut-Rhin an unusual characteristic is that many of the old houses are in stone rather than half-timbered as is common in the region
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Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin)

The city of Strasbourg is one of the most important in France, and also one of the most attractive. At least a day to explore is very recommended!
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Strasbourg cathedral (Bas-Rhin)

Strasbourg cathedral is a gothic style construction with a remarkable facade and beautiful stained glass windows
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Turckheim (Haut-Rhin)

There is lots of interest to see here in Turckheim, one of the prettiest of the Alsace towns
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Ungersheim (Haut-Rhin)

The Ecomuseum at Ungershim is a fascinating reconstruction of an entire medieval Alsace village using buildings from across the region
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Wasselonne (Bas-Rhin)

Although lacking major monuments Wasselonee is a pleasant town to explore when you are in the region
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Wissembourg (Bas-Rhin)

Close to the French border with Germany, Wissembourg has many sights of interest and is also well placed to explore this area
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For more information see the Alsace guide

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Tourist attractions to visit in Alsace

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

UNESCO world heritage sites

Neuf-Brisach ville neuve (Vauban fortifications): See tourist guide

Strasbourg Grand Ile: See tourist guide

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Eguisheim: See tourist guide

Hunawihr: See tourist guide

Hunspach: See tourist guide

Mittelbergheim: See tourist guide

Riquewihr: See tourist guide

Towns classified as Recommended Detours

Obernai: See tourist guide


Wissembourg: See tourist guide

Regional Natural Parcs


Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Colmar: See tourist guide

Strasbourg: See tourist guide

Towns of Art and History

Guebwiller: See tourist guide

Mulhouse: See tourist guide

Strasbourg: See tourist guide

4* Towns in Bloom

Bergheim: See tourist guide


Colmar: See tourist guide



Eguisheim: See tourist guide

Guebwiller: See tourist guide






Ribeauville: See tourist guide



Zoo or wildlife park


Parc zoologique et botanique de Mulhouse