Bas-Rhin places to visit and attractions

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

photo of Barr


Less visited than many, Barr is something of an undiscovered gem among the popular Alsace villages
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photo of Chateau de Fleckenstein

Chateau de Fleckenstein

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

Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

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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photo of Chateau d'Andlau

Chateau d'Andlau

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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photo of Ebersmunster


The remarkable baroque style Abbey Church of Ebersmunster is the principal place of interest in this village
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photo of Epfig


After exploring Epfig village be sure to visit the 11th century chapel to see the frescoes and the vaulted ceiling
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photo of Haguenau


Haguenau is a town with several interesting monuments, churches and museums to visit
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photo of Hoffen


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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photo of Hunspach


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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photo of Kientzheim


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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photo of Le Struthof

Le Struthof

Le Struthof is the only Nazi Concentration camp to have been built in France during the Second World War
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photo of Lembach


The small town of Lembach is within the heart of the wooded valleys of the Vosges Regional Natural Park
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photo of Marmoutier


It is the abbey, and in particular its ornate facade, that is the highlight of your visit to Marmoutier
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photo of Mittelbergheim


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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photo of Molsheim


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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photo of Mont-Sainte-Odile


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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photo of Neuwiller-les-Saverne


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


Obernai is perhaps the town in Alsace that has best preserved its original 15th century aspect
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photo of Rosheim


The roman style church is one highlight in Rosheim, and the oldest bakery in Alsace is another!
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photo of Saverne


The Chateau des Rohans dominates the medieval heart of Saverne, well placed for exploring the Vosges mountains
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photo of Selestat


One interesting feature of Selestat is the very wide range of architectural styles seen in the buildings and monuments
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photo of Strasbourg


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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photo of Strasbourg cathedral

Strasbourg cathedral

Strasbourg cathedral is a gothic style construction with a remarkable facade and beautiful stained glass windows
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photo of Wasselonne


Although lacking major monuments Wasselonee is a pleasant town to explore when you are in the region
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photo of Wissembourg


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 Bas-Rhin guide

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Market towns & days in Bas-Rhin

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Barr: Saturday
Benfeld: Monday
Bischheim: Friday
Bischwiller: Saturday
Brumath: Wednesday
Drulingen: Saturday
Erstein: Thursday
Haguenau: Tuesday & Friday
Illkirch-Graffenstaden: Saturday
Molsheim: Monday
Niederbronn-les-Bains: Friday
Obernai: Thursday
Ostwald: Friday
Reichshoffen: Thursday
Rothau: Saturday
Saverne: Thursday
Schiltigheim: Thursday
Schirmeck: Wednesday
Selestat: Tuesday & Saturday
Soufflenheim: Wednesday
Strasbourg: Wednesday all day & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Monday all day & Friday all day
Ville: Wednesday
Wasselonne: Monday

Tourist attractions to visit in Bas-Rhin

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

Zoo or wildlife park


4* Towns in Bloom






Towns of Art and History

Strasbourg: See tourist guide

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Strasbourg: See tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Domaine du Windeck

Jardin botanique de l'université de Strasbourg

Jardin botanique du col de Saverne

Jardin de l'Escalier

Jardin de la ferme bleue

Jardin du chateau de Kolbsheim

Le jardin de Marguerite

Parc du château de Kintzheim

Regional Natural Parcs


Towns classified as Recommended Detours

Obernai: See tourist guide

Wissembourg: See tourist guide

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Hunspach: See tourist guide

Mittelbergheim: See tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Strasbourg Grand Ile: See tourist guide