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History and traditions of Alsace

Nor thern Alsace

a region to explore Northern Alsace is a region where nature is protected, both wild and welcoming, one that is firmly anchored in Alsatian tradition and offers many and varied pleasures: history, sport, gastronomic cuisine, well-being, amazing countryside... If you want to find out more about the traditions and history of Alsace, relax with your family, expend some energy, this map will help you to organise a stay that will delight all ages. On the front, you will find details about the numerous things there are to do and the many sights not to be missed in Northern Alsace. On the back, a map shows all the major tourist sites as well as the routes to take by car, bike and public transport. And so you will be able to make up your own itinerary to suite your tastes and interests.

In the North of Alsace, you will find a region that has retained its authenticity, that offers a wealth of opportunities to try its delicious natural local produce and cuisine, as well as numerous museums and sites dedicated to traditional crafts and festive traditions. 1   2  Pottery, the jewel of the Alsatian craft industry Concentrated in Betschdorf and Soufflenheim, both villages are famous for their blue and grey saltglazed stoneware and colourfully decorated cookware. Over the last few years, the potters have also been creating more contemporary works. Great art for great cooking and an attractive table. Workshop visits possible by appointment. > Betschdorf Tel. +33 (0)3 88 54 44 92 www.tourisme-haguenau-potiers.com > Soufflenheim Tel. +33 (0)3 88 86 74 90 www.tourisme-haguenau-potiers.com www.ot-soufflenheim.fr

3  Wissembourg, gateway to France Classed as one of “100 loveliest detours in France”, Wissembourg is a charming town which has developed around the St. Peter and St. Paul abbey church, the 2nd biggest Gothic building in Alsace. Things to see and do: Tithe Barn, bath house, the bell ringer’s house, medieval stone and timber-framed houses, historic quarters (the Bruch in particular), a walk round the ramparts, the cabbage market square, guided tours on the tourist mini-train. Tel. +33 (0)3 88 94 10 11 www.ot-wissembourg.fr

4  Haguenau, historic town A former imperial residence, then capital of the Decapole, a 14th Century association of Alsatian towns, visiting Haguenau is like dipping into a history book. Things to see and do: Alsatian museum, historical museum, churches of St. Georges and St. Nicolas, the Fishermen’s Tower (Tour des Pêcheurs), the Knight’s Tower (Tour des Chevaliers), one of France’s largest undivided forests. Old town walking tours, recreational city tour, forest nature trails, arts, crafts and local products, numerous sport and leisure activities. Tel. +33 (0)3 88 06 59 99 www.tourisme-haguenau-potiers.com

5  Cave vinicole de Cléebourg / Wine cellars of Cléebourg Slide show, guided tour of the cellars and wine tasting. An exceptional vineyard. Cléebourg Tel. +33 (0)3 88 94 50 33 www.cave-cleebourg.com  Towns and villages in bloom Many villages put a great deal of effort in their flower decorations. > one flower award: Bilwisheim, Climbach, Gambsheim, Geudertheim, Gries, Gundershoffen, Hermerswiller, Kurtzenhouse, Mothern,

> two flowers award: Bernolsheim, Betschdorf, Herrlisheim, Hoerdt, Killstett, Kriegsheim, Kuhlendorf, Mertzwiller, Munchhausen, Offwiller, Reimerswiller, Soultz-sous-Forêts, Wahlenheim, Wissembourg, Zinswiller

 Open-air swimming pools Haguenau, Wissembourg, Bischwiller, Reichshoffen.  Indoor swimming pools Betschdorf, Drachenbronn, Drusenheim, Haguenau, Rheinau-Freistett (Germany), Rheinau-Honau (Germany).

Nature and leisure activities The perfect place for a family holiday, Northern Alsace is a dream destination for young and old alike. With a wide selection of original sports and leisure facilities, Northern Alsace is also an immense adventure playground! Take advantage of your stay to expend all that pent-up energy! 35  Adventure paramoteur Alsace The school of the adventure network; open all year round 7 days a week. Paramotoring lessons. Brumath Tel. +33 (0)6 20 71 87 00 www.paramoteur67.fr

36  Bowl d’Hag Indoor skate park, a 900 m² space dedicated to urban skating sports (rollerskating, BMX, skateboarding…), open to all. Haguenau Tel. +33 (0)3 88 05 77 50 www.ville-haguenau.fr Race courses

37  Hoerdt / Strasbourg Tel. +33 (0)3 88 51 32 44

42  Touristic bikes in Wissembourg Hire a „Rosalie“ touristic bike for 2 or 4 pedalers, have fun while cycling with the family, with moderate speed, in the city center and by the city walls, avoiding the streets with the most traffic. From April to October, the marked tour begins at the tourist office, duration 1 hour. Tel. +33 (0)3 88 94 10 11

 Interesting villages in Northern Alsace White timber-framed houses, convex windows, balancing wells… Betschdorf, Hoffen, Hohwiller, Hunspach, Oberbronn, Offwiller, Rothbach, Schleithal, Seebach, Uttenhoffen, Weyersheim.

39  “Les Aqualies” summer/ winter swimming pool Slides, whirlpool baths, wave shower, countercurrent swimming, 25 m sports pool. Niederbronn-les-Bains Tel. +33 (0)3 88 09 13 00 www.niederbronn-les-bains.fr/ piscine-les-aqualies.html

41  International golf-club Soufflenheim - Baden-Baden One of the nicest golf courses in Alsace. 6, 9 and 18-holes courses, practice range, clubhouse, restaurant and accommodation. Soufflenheim Tel. +33 (0)3 88 05 77 00 www.golfclub-soufflenheim.com

43  World of Living Rediscover the world of construction and housing in a park suitable for all the family. Rheinau-Linx (Germany) Tel. +49 (0) 7853 838 00 www.world-of-living.de

Northern Alsace by bike or on foot

Numerous rock climbing sites in the Northern Vosges.

8  Musée alsacien / Alsatian museum The Alsatian museum features Alsatian traditions, costumes, household and decorative items from the 19th Century. Outside there is an astronomical clock dating from 1581. Haguenau Tel. +33 (0)3 88 73 30 41 www.ville-haguenau.fr 9  Musée de l’image populaire / Museum of popular imagery Discover Alsatian iconography at the museum of popular imagery. Pfaffenhoffen Tel. +33 (0)3 88 07 80 05

6  Kuhlendorf with Northern Alsace’s only timber-framed church.

 Most beautiful villages in France Hunspach.

45  Parc d’aventures de Brumath / Brumath adventure park An adventure park for all ages: 13 circuits in the trees (ziplines, bungee jumping, trampolining, paintball, treasure hunts, crazy golf…), pedalo boats and canoes, diving lessons and trial sessions. Brumath Tel. +33 (0)3 88 59 36 27 www.brumath-aventure.fr

40  Nautiland aquatic leisure centre Aquatic centre open all year. Sports pool, aquagym, slides, cascades, children’s area, wellness area. Haguenau Tel. +33 (0)3 88 90 56 56 www.nautiland.net

The region offers the ideal environment for cycling and walking holidays: gentle hills, varied countryside, protected nature between the Rhine and the Northern Vosges Nature Park. The tourist offices offer a wealth of guided itineraries, discovery paths and waymarked trails (waymarked mountainbiking circuits, themed cycle routes, cycle tracks, the Rhine cycle route, discovery walks, guided tours…).

44  Grand Wintersberg Highest spot of the Northern Vosges mountains (581 m) crowned with a 19th Century tower, offering a panoramic view on the Vosges mountain peaks, on the Alsatian plain, and as far as the Black Forest. Niederbronn-les-Bains

47  Multiplex cinema Mégarex Haguenau Tel. +33 (0)8 92 68 72 27 Bowling Tel. +33 (0)3 88 63 99 07 www.megarex.fr

48  Fish ladder visitor centre Discover one of Europe’s biggest fish ladders built to help migratory species pass one of the Rhine dams: museum and underwater observation room! Gambsheim Tel. +33 (0)3 88 96 44 08 www.passage309.eu 49  Passe à poissons / Fish ladder Lauterbourg Tel. +33 (0)3 88 94 66 10

11  Musée historique / Historical museum History of the town from prehistoric times to the modern day. Audio-guided tours. Temporary exhibitions. Haguenau Tel. +33 (0)3 88 90 29 39 www.ville-haguenau.fr 12  Musée de la poterie / Pottery museum A rich collection of old and contemporary ceramics housed in a magnificent old farm. Betschdorf Tel. +33 (0)3 88 54 48 07 www.betschdorf.com

13  Musée d’arts et traditions populaires / Museum of popular crafts and traditions Discover how our ancestors lived (classroom, kitchen…). Rittershoffen Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 15 52 14  Musée du fer / Iron museum The iron museum recounts three centuries of the De Dietrich saga, from the history of Gallo-Roman crafts to the modern metallurgy industry. Reichshoffen Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 34 49 http://musee-reichshoffen. webmuseo.com

15  Musée de la bataille du 6 août 1870 / Museum 10  Musée de Rheinau-Freistett / of the Battle of 6 August 1870 Museum Rheinau A museum dedicated entirely to the Dip into the world of river navigation battle of 6 August 1870. and local heritage. Scenes from Woerth everyday and working life in the Tel. +33 (0)3 88 09 40 96 olden days in a village by the Rhine. http://woerth-en-alsace.com D-Rheinau-Freistett (Germany) Tel. +49 (0) 7844 42 88 17 www.passage309.eu

53  Didiland Theme park. Circus show in July/ August. Different food outlets. Morsbronn-les-Bains Tel. +33 (0)3 88 09 46 46 www.didiland.fr

50  Gros-Chêne / Big oak Symbolic site of Haguenau’s forest. An invitation to meditation and relaxation: playground for children, marked out paths, small chapel built up in 1955, Oak monument (1995) from Gloria Friedmann erased on a seven marker stones trail. Haguenau Tel. +33 (0)3 88 06 59 99

46  Multiplex cinema Pathé Brumath Tel. +33 (0)892 696 696 www.cinemasgaumontpathe.com/ cinemas/cinema-pathe-brumath

38  Wissembourg Tel. +33 (0)3 88 94 17 30

Plus numerous equestrian centres, societies and farms in the area.

7  Musée de la batellerie / Inland waterways museum In this village of river boatmen, the inland waterways museum is housed in a barge and tells the story of their lives on the Rhine. Offendorf Tel. +33 (0)3 88 96 74 92 www.passage309.eu

> three flowers award: Beinheim, Bischwiller, Brumath, Dieffenbachles-Woerth, Haguenau, Lauterbourg, Mattstall, Niederbronn-les-Bains, Offendorf, Reichshoffen, Seebach, Steinseltz > four flowers award: Drusenheim and Hohwiller

Have a great time in Northern Alsace!

Fishing and fly-fishing Drained by numerous watercourses converging towards the Rhine, Northern Alsace offers many opportunities to devote oneself to fishing. Whether it be trouts in the Lauter, carps in gravel pits or carnivores in the Rhine, fishing enthusiasts will be delighted! The numerous ponds and small rivers offer as well to beginners the best environment to capture their first fishes. All inquiries to: - the tourist information offices - the Bas-Rhin fishing federation: www.peche67.fr

Museums

51  Casino Barrière Slot machines, gaming room with French and English roulette, blackjack and poker room. Niederbronn-les-Bains Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 84 88 www.casinobarriere.com 52  Golf sur pistes - 18 holes Traditional 18-holes crazy golf course in the city centre park. Niederbronn-les-Bains Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 35 03 www.niederbronn-les-bains.fr/ golf-sur-pistes.html

16  Musée du pain / Bread museum Discover the story of bread. Uhlwiller Tel. +33 (0)3 88 07 71 80 17  Musée Krumacker / Krumacker museum A theme exhibition on the history of Seltz from the Celtic and Roman eras to that of the Empress Adelaide. Seltz Tel. +33 (0)3 88 05 59 79 www.tourisme-seltz.fr 18  Musée « Dieux, déesses et sanctuaires des Vosges du Nord » / Museum of the gods, goddesses and sanctuaries of the Northern Vosges Museum of the gods, goddesses and sanctuaries of the Northern Vosges: the independence of the Gauls, mythology… Langensoultzbach Tel. +33 (0)3 88 09 31 01 www.langensoultzbach.free.fr 19  Musée Goethe / Goethe museum The story of Goethe’s time in Sessenheim and his romance with Frédérique Brion, a local village girl. Sessenheim Tel. +33 (0)3 88 86 97 14 www.sessenheim.net 20  Musée Westercamp / Westercamp museum Closed for renovation. Wissembourg

22  Musée archéologique / Archaeological museum The old Hanau-Lichtenberg castle houses the archaeological museum dedicated to the Gallo-Roman past of Brocomagus-Brumath, civilian capital of Alsace at the time. Brumath Tel. +33 (0)3 88 51 05 15 www.brumath.fr/mairie-brumath/ loisirs-detente-museearcheologique.html 23  Musée du bagage / Luggage museum Hundreds of trunks and luggage with rare and sumptuous items. Haguenau Tel. +33 (0)3 88 93 28 23 www.museedubagage.com

24  La cour de Marie / Marie’s courtyard Marie’s courtyard: the ideal setting to teach children about country life in former time. Shop selling regional products. Hatten Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 13 39

26  Maison de la Wacht / The “Maison de la Wacht” Permanent exhibition: the story of the Rhine from its source to the delta. Mothern Tel. +33 (0)3 88 94 86 67 www.mothern-tourisme.fr 27  Maison de l’archéologie avec sa maison du néolitique / Archaeology Centre and Neolithic House Archaeological centre with its neolithic house focusing on Alsace from prehistoric times to the industrial era. Niederbronn-les-Bains Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 36 37 www.niederbronn-les-bains.fr/ maison-de-l-archeologie.html 28  Maison d’Offwiller / The “Maison d’Offwiller” Discover the domestic life and homes of 19th Century farm workers. Offwiller Tel. +33 (0)3 88 89 31 31 www.mairie-offwiller.fr 29  Maison rurale de l’Outre-Forêt / The “Outre-Forêt” rural centre A restored farm converted into a museum of rural life. Illustrates life between 1920 and 1950. Kutzenhausen Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 53 00 www.maison-rurale.fr 64  Musée de la Laub et Maison des Arts / “Laub” museum and House of Arts Textile industry (19th Century) and collections of Fine arts. Bischwiller Tel. +33 (0)3 88 53 99 28 www.bischwiller.com

31  Fort de Schoenenbourg / Schoenenbourg fort 30 m underground: a 1930s Maginot Line fort, with all its original equipment. Schoenenbourg Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 96 19 www.lignemaginot.com

25  Maison des châteaux forts / The castle centre Centre dedicated to the stone castles built in the Northern Vosges from the 12th Century. Obersteinbach Tel. +33 (0)3 88 09 55 06 www.parc-vosges-nord.fr

Maison de la Wacht 7 rue du Kabach F-67470 MOTHERN Tel. +33 (0)3 88 94 86 67 office.tourisme.mothern@orange.fr www.mothern-tourisme.fr

F-67660 BETSCHDORF Tel. +33 (0)3 88 54 44 92 info@tourisme-hattgau.com www.tourisme-haguenau-potiers.com

Sauer-Pechelbronn 1 route de l’Obermatt F-67360 DURRENBACH Tel. +33 (0)3 88 90 77 50 info@tourisme-nordalsace.fr www.tourisme-nordalsace.fr Passage309 - Site Rhénan

32  Ouvrage du Four-à-Chaux / The Lime Kiln The “Lime Kiln”, a Maginot Line fort built from 1930 to 1935 to defend the French-German border. Lembach Tel. +33 (0)3 88 94 48 62 www.lignemaginot.fr Also: 33  The“casemate Rieffel” at Oberroedern Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 01 35 34  The “casemate d’Infanterie Esch” at Hatten Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 05 07 - The “casemate de Dambach” at Dambach Tel. +33 (0)3 88 09 22 50, - Heidenbuckel shelter at Leutenheim Tel. +33 (0)3 88 86 40 39

Gambsheim-Rheinau Pavillon du tourisme Ecluses du Rhin F-67760 GAMBSHEIM Tel. +33 (0)3 88 96 44 08 info@passage309.eu www.passage309.eu TOURIST OFFICE Haguenau 1 place Joseph Thierry F-67500 HAGUENAU Tel. +33 (0)3 88 06 59 99 tourisme@haguenau.fr www.tourisme-haguenau-potiers.com TOURIST OFFICE Hunspach 3 route de Hoffen F-67250 HUNSPACH Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 59 39

TOURIST OFFICE Niederbronn-les-Bains 6 place de l’Hôtel de Ville F-67110 NIEDERBRONNLES-BAINS Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 89 70 office@niederbronn.com www.niederbronn.com TOURIST OFFICE Seltz 2 avenue du Général Schneider F-67470 SELTZ Tel. +33 (0)3 88 05 59 79 tourisme@seltz.fr www.tourisme-seltz.fr TOURIST OFFICE Soufflenheim 20b Grand Rue F-67620 SOUFFLENHEIM Tel. +33 (0)3 88 86 74 90 infos@ot-soufflenheim.fr www.tourisme-haguenau-potiers.com www.ot-soufflenheim.fr TOURIST OFFICE Soultzerland 8 rue des Barons de Fleckenstein F-67250 SOULTZ-SOUS-FORÊTS Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 47 33 office.tourisme.soultz@orange.fr

maison-ungerer@wanadoo.fr www.hunspach.com

TOURIST OFFICE Wissembourg

TOURIST OFFICE la Lauter

11 place de la République BP 80120 F-67163 WISSEMBOURG Cedex Tel. +33 (0)3 88 94 10 11 info@ot-wissembourg.fr www.ot-wissembourg.fr

21 rue de la 1ère Armée BP 32 • F-67630 LAUTERBOURG Tel. +33 (0)3 88 94 66 10

30  Musée de l’Abri / Shelter museum The shelter museum, housed in a bunker, tells the story of the terrible ordeals of the village of Hatten from 1939 to 1945. Hatten Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 14 90 www.maginot-hatten.com

Amazing nature

TOURIST OFFICE Mothern

1 rue des Francs

TOURIST OFFICE

The Maginot Line 21  Musée français du pétrole / French petroleum museum French petroleum museum: discover the outdoor sites, themed outings, scientific/artistic workshops on the history of oil production in Pechelbronn. Merkwiller Pechelbronn Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 91 08 www.musee-du-petrole.com

TOURIST OFFICE Hattgau

lauterbourg@tourisme-alsace.info

Gardens of character

Tourist map 54  Le P’tit Fleck Discover nature through the senses and fun and games, for children aged from 4 to 12. Lembach Tel. +33 (0)3 88 94 28 52 www.ptitfleck.com

56  Maison de la nature du Delta de la Sauer Education/awareness-raising centre on nature and the environment. Annual programme plus customised events. Munchhausen Tel. +33 (0)3 88 86 51 67 www.nature-munchhausen.com

Shopping

Brumath Tel. +33 (0)3 88 51 99 14 www.a-lescalier.com

62  Jardins de la Ferme Bleue

(awarded the “Jardin Remarquable” label)

Well-being

Northern Alsace is an authentic region, situated in the heart of a protected natural area most of which is part of the Eden prizewinning Northern Vosges Natural Park. Its numerous protected nature reserves, outstanding viewpoints, the highest of which is the Grand Wintersberg at 57  Roppenheim Niederbronn-les-Bains, the The Style Outlets forests and the waterways A unique shopping experience with are so many ideal places more than 80 must-have brands and reduced prices all year around. to while away the time and Roppenheim The Style Outlets recharge your batteries.

In Haguenau, get on to over 250 artisans, shops and service providers, enjoy a beautiful pedestrian zone and a reorganized city centre for your shopping and strolling on the numerous terraces. A trading centre since the middle ages. Wissembourg has always been dynamic and friendly with about hundred shops of all kind, made safe by a “meeting zone” area.

55  Le château des défis / The castle of challenges 20 challenges in the forest and in the medieval castle. Your mission is to help Mathilde find her suitor Hugo so they can get married. Lembach Tel. +33 (0)3 88 94 28 52 www.fleckenstein.fr

61  Jardin l’Escalier

(awarded the “Jardin Remarquable” label)

58  “Nautiland” wellness centre To rest and recharge your batteries, sauna, hammam, spa, solarium. Haguenau Tel. +33 (0)3 88 90 56 56 www.nautiland.net

Thermal spas To help you get fit and recover your vitality, the thermal spa centres in Niederbronn-les-Bains and Morsbronn-les-Bains provide a chance to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of spa water in a quality environment. www.curethermale.com

Tel. +33(0)3 88 727 717 www.thestyleoutlets.com

Uttenhoffen Tel. +33 (0)3 88 72 84 35 www.jardinsdelafermebleue.com

G e t b a ck t o b a s i c s i n

Nor ther n Alsace

Also, - the Jardin d’Irma in Betschdorf Tel. +33 (0)3 88 54 43 68 www.winkelart.com - the Jardin du Tilleul in Brumath Tel. +33 (0)3 90 29 13 30 - the Jardin chez Pia et Alain in Walbourg Tel. +33 (0)9 54 01 96 34 www.chezpiaetalain.fr - the Jardin Stanislas in Wissembourg Tel. +33 (0)3 88 54 29 54 www.lejardindestanislas.com

63  Sentiers d’interprétation à Brumath / Adventure trails These two adventure trails are located one in the woods and the other along the river Zorn. Get initiated into the history, the fauna and flora of the site, thanks to the interactive interpretation boards and Land’art creations. Accessible to disabled people. Brumath Tel. +33 (0)3 88 15 02 04 www.brumath.fr/mairie-brumath/ loisirs-detente-espaces-loisirs.html

59  Morsbronn-les-Bains Tel. +33 (0)3 88 09 84 93 60  Niederbronn-les-Bains Tel. +33 (0)3 88 80 30 70

www.tourism-northernalsace.co.uk

Conception graphique : www.ratatam.com - Imprimerie : Coliprint - Crédit photos : Adéan/Saison d’Or & co - Papier issu de forêts gérées durablement.

Niederschaeffolsheim, Oberbronn, Schwabwiller, Soufflenheim, Uhrwiller, Weyersheim


By the Rhine river

Munchhausen Seltz

Betschdorf Walbourg

Haguenau Forest

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Uttenhoffen

Original: cross the Rhine by the cable ferry at Seltz and the ferry at Drusenheim. • Gambsheim: one of the biggest fish ladders in Europe - the biggest locks on France’s inland waterways • Offendorf: nature reserve - marina • Drusenheim: ferry • Seltz: cable ferry • Munchhausen: Nature and environmental learning centre - the second largest nature conservation park in Alsace. • Lauterbourg: fish ladder

Rhin

Big Oak

Haguenau Drusenheim

Brumath

Rh ine

Offendorf

Gambsheim

  Interesting gardens

• Brumath: jardin de l’escalier and jardin du tilleul • Haguenau: jardin des iris (only when in bloom) • Uttenhoffen: jardins de la ferme bleue • Wissembourg: jardin Stanislas • Betschdorf: jardin d’Irma • Walbourg: jardin chez Pia et Alain

Maginot Line and memorial Wissembourg

• Leutenheim: the Heidenbuckel bunker (by appt.) • Hatten: bunker museum - Esch casemate • Oberroedern: casemate Rieffel (by appt.) • Hunspach: Schoenenbourg fortress • Lembach: lime kiln • Dambach-Neunhoffen: Dambach casemates

  Franco-Prussian War 1870

• Reichshoffen - Froeschwiller - Woerth: Battle of Reichshoffen • Wissembourg (Geisberg): Battle of Geisberg

Lembach

DambachNeunhoffen

Geisberg

Lauterbourg

Hunspach

Froeschwiller Reichshoffen

Oberroedern Woerth

Hatten Big Oak

Haguenau Forest

Leutenheim Fort-Louis

Wissembourg

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Haguenau Forest

Rhin

Big Oak

Haguenau Bischwiller

Mommenheim

Drusenheim

Brumath

Rh

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Weyersheim

Offendorf

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Schönau Fleckenstein Obersteinbach

Lembach

Parc

naturel régional

Lobsann

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Merkwiller Pechelbronn

15

Mothern

29

Kutzenhausen

Soultz-sous-Forêts

21

Woerth

14

Reichshoffen Surbourg

Gundershoffen Uttenhoffen 62

Morsbronn-les-Bains D1

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Munchhausen

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22  Archaeological museum - Brumath 23  Luggage museum - Haguenau

Kuhlendorf 6

Reimerswiller

24 30 34

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Rittershoffen Betschdorf 1 12

Walbourg

53 59

Hatten 17

Haguenau Forest

Big Oak

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Leutenheim

Uberach 9

Pfaffenhoffen

Beinheim

57

Roppenheim

Dauendorf D9 19 16 Uhlwiller Ohlungen

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Nature and leisure activities 35  Adventure paramoteur Alsace - Brumath 36  Bowl d’Hag- Haguenau

Bac sur le Rhin

Marienthal

Drusenheim

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Froeschwiller NiederbronnHohwiller Preuschdorf les-Bains Kuhlendorf Reichshoffen Surbourg Betschdorf Rittershoffen Seltz Walbourg Uttenhoffen Haguenau Forest Rhin

Big Oak

Haguenau

Mietesheim

Big Oak

Uberach

Soufflenheim

Sessenheim

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Weyersheim

Brumath

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Castles

Tourist Office

Remembrance site, Vauban fortification, Maginot line, military tourism

Loveliest detours in France

Religious heritage • Wissembourg: church of Sts-Pierre-et-Paul* (11th and 14th C) Romanesque and Gothic, church of St Jean (12th C) • Weiler: chapel and pilgrimage place • Preuschdorf: neoclassical church of St-Adelphe • Langensoultzbach: sanctuary and exhibition “Gods and goddesses” • Froeschwiller: church de la Paix (1870) • Reichshoffen: church of St-Michel* • Niederbronn-les-Bains/Oberbronn: statue dedicated to Mercury • Uttenhoffen: smallest church in Alsace (16th C) small half timbered tower

  Romanesque circuit

• Altenstadt: church of St-Ulrich* • Wissembourg: Sts-Pierre-et-Paul Abbey* • Surbourg: abbey church of St-Jean-Baptiste *listed as an ancient monument

Interesting town or village Town or village in bloom Oil well Artisan distillery

Herrlisheim

41  International golf-club Soufflenheim - Baden-Baden Soufflenheim 42  Touristic bikes - Wissembourg

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43  World of Living - Rheinau-Linx (Germany) 44  Grand Wintersberg - Niederbronn-les-Bains

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Geudertheim

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Weyersheim A3

22 35 45 46 61 63

Hoerdt 37

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Gambsheim

Most beautiful villages in France

Kilstett

Offendorf

• Niederbronn-les-Bains: Wasenbourg - Windstein, Vieux et Nouveau Windstein • Dambach: Hohenfels - Wineck - Schoeneck • Obersteinbach: Lutzelhardt - Petit Arnsberg • Niedersteinbach: Wasigenstein

Obersteinbach

49  Fish ladder - Lauterbourg 50  Big oak tree - Haguenau

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Artisan brewery Hopfields

Green resort

BELGIUM

GERMANY

LUXEMBOURG Northern Alsace Alsace

River boat activities Marina / Water sports

FRANCE

Lock Aerodrome

AUSTRIA SWITZERLAND

Vineyard

ITALY

Railway Regional railway station (TER)

• Lembach: Fleckenstein - Froensbourg • Petit Wingen: Hohenbourg - Loewenstein

Niedersteinbach Dambach

Open air swimming pool

Petit Wingen

Strasbourg

Northern Vosges Nature Park

PORTUGAL

SPAIN

Castles you can only reach on foot.

GR 53 hiking trail Golf

Haguenau Forest

GR 531 hiking trail

Rhin Rh ine

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Parking area for campers Nature reserve

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55  The Castle of Challenges - Lembach 56  The Sauer Delta Nature Centre - Munchhausen 57  Roppenheim The Style Outlets - Roppenheim

Spa resort

GR 532 hiking trail European cycle routes EuroVelo

Well-being 58  “Nautiland” wellness centre - Haguenau 59  Spa - Morsbronn-les-Bains 60  Spa - Niederbronn-les-Bains 61  “Jardin l’Escalier” - Brumath

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GR 35 hiking trail

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Big Oak

Santiago de Compostela Route

Lake, bathing

Niederbronn-les-Bains

53  Didiland - Morsbronn-les-Bains 54  Le P’tit Fleck - Lembach

62  “Jardins de la Ferme Bleue” - Uttenhoffen 63  Adventure trails - Brumath

Indoor swimming pool

Lembach

51  Casino Barrière - Niederbronn-les-Bains 52  18-hole crazy golf course - Niederbronn-les-Bains

UNITED KINGDOM NETHERLANDS

Potters village

Fleckenstein

47  Multiplex cinema and bowling - Mégarex Haguenau 48  Fish ladder visitor centre - Gambsheim

Passe à poissons

Border

Storming the castles

45  Brumath adventure park - Brumath 46  Multiplex cinema - Pathé Brumath

DENMARK

Rheinau

37  Race course - Hoerdt / Strasbourg 38  Race course - Wissembourg 39  “Les Aqualies” summer/winter swimming pool Niederbronn-les-Bains 40  Nautiland aquatic leisure centre - Haguenau

E3

Forest

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Haguenau

Kurtzenhouse

Key

Hatten

A4

Marienthal

Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden Airpark

Rhine

Betschdorf

32  The Lime Kiln - Lembach 33  “Casemate Rieffel” - Oberroedern

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Langensoultzbach

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Rhin

Lauterbourg

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30  Shelter museum - Hatten 31  Schoenenbourg fort - Schoenenbourg

34  “Casemate d’infanterie Esch” - Hatten

D2

Altenstadt

• Walbourg: former Benedictine abbey, Gothic church of St-Walburge* • Haguenau: churches of St-Georges*, St-Nicolas, St-Joseph • Chapel of St Arbogast at the “Big-Oak” • Marienthal: basilica of Notre-Dame* pilgrimage place • Weyersheim: church of St-Michel, imposing neo-Gothic structure • Sessenheim: fine onion dome • Betschdorf: church of Ste-Marie, 15th C frescoes of the last judgment • Hohwiller: 15th C frescoes • Kuhlendorf: the only half-timbered church* in North Alsace (1820) • Rittershoffen: stained glass windows by the artist Tristan Ruhlmann • Seltz: church of St-Etienne* • Lauterbourg: church of la Ste-Trinité

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36 47 40 58

A4

Wissembourg

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Rountzenheim Sessenheim Fort-Louis

Haguenau 4

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Lobsann

Absorbing religious art Weiler

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Bischwiller

Marienthal

  Cloisters and belfries

29  The “Outre-Forêt” rural centre - Kutzenhausen 64  “Laub” museum and House of Arts - Bischwiller

Roeschwoog

Seebach

Eberbach

26  The “Maison de la Wacht” - Mothern 27  Archaeology Centre and Neolithic House Niederbronn-les-Bains 28  The “Maison d’Offwiller” - Offwiller

Soufflenheim

Schweighousesur-Moder

Obersteinbach

• Lobsann: Lobsann brewery and Hoeffler distillery • Obersteinbach: Steinbach goat farm • Eberbach: geese farm Meyer (by appt.) • Mietesheim: Raifalsa - Alélor horseradish sauce and mustard (by appt.) • Uberach: microbrewery (by appt.) distillery Hepp and Bertrand (by appt.)

Bac sur le Rhin

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Rhin

24  Marie’s courtyard - Hatten 25  The castle centre - Obersteinbach

Seltz

Cléebourg

• Marienthal: micro- brewery “L’Ermitage” (by appt.) • Soufflenheim: domestic pottery • Betschdorf: salt glaze pottery • Hatten: Marie’s courtyard (local produce shop) • Seebach: winery Jülg • Cléebourg: winery and cellars

20  Westercamp museum - Wissembourg (closed for renovation) 21  French petroleum museum - Merkwiller Pechelbronn

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Oberroedern

Hoffen Hohwiller

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Offwiller

18 M  useum of “the gods, goddesses and sanctuaries of the Northern Vosges” - Langensoultzbach 19  Goethe museum - Sessenheim

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Niederbronn-les-Bains 27 39 51 52 60

16  Bread museum - Uhlwiller 17  Krumacker museum - Seltz

Hunspach

Schoenenbourg

Langensoultzbach

14  Iron museum - Reichshoffen 15  Museum of the Battle of 6 August 1870 - Woerth

Seebach

31

10  Museum Rheinau - Rheinau-Freistett (Germany) 11  Historical museum - Haguenau

12  Pottery museum - Betschdorf 13  Museum of popular crafts and traditions - Rittershoffen

Lauterbourg

Schleithal

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Drachenbronn Birlenbach

Wintersberg (581 m)

Oberbronn

Passe à poissons

Riedseltz

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Mattstall

Niederschaeffolsheim

Flavours and craft industry

Cléebourg

des Vosges du Nord

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8  Alsatian museum - Haguenau 9  Museum of popular imagery - Pfaffenhoffen

Karlsruhe

Altenstadt

Steinseltz

32

Windstein

6  Timber-framed church - Kuhlendorf 7  Inland waterways museum - Offendorf

Rott Oberhoffen/W

Niedersteinbach

Dambach Neunhoffen

4  Haguenau, historic town - Haguenau 5  Wine cellars of Cléebourg - Cléebourg

Wissembourg

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Bitche

1 Potters village and pottery museum - Betschdorf 2  Potters village and ceramical version of the Last Supper Soufflenheim 3  Wissembourg, gateway to France - Wissembourg

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Uttenhoffen

• Beinheim: 3 flowers • Drusenheim: 4 flowers • Offendorf: 3 flowers • Bischwiller: 3 flowers - Sovereign pharmacy (17th C) • Weyersheim: group of 60 dated half-timbered houses, two of which tithe barns • Brumath: 3 flowers • Mommenheim: 3 flowers • Offwiller • Oberbronn • Niederbronn-les-Bains: 3 flowers • Reichshoffen: 3 fleurs and a flower walk • Uttenhoffen: blue farmhouses • Mattstall: 3 flowers • Dieffenbach-les-Woerth: 3 flowers • Kutzenhausen: Maison rurale de l’Outre-Forêt and farm museum

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D27

• Haguenau: 3 flowers and Landau roundabout • Hohwiller: 4 flowers - half-timbered houses (18th C) • Betschdorf: group of half-timbered houses (18th C) Grand’rue - Pottery museum - remarkable restored farm buildings (18th C) • Kuhlendorf: the only half-timbered church in North Alsace (1820) - The “Wachthiesel”, guardhouse with wood sections (19th C) • Hoffen: half-timbered houses •H  unspach: one of the “Most beautiful villages in France” • Cléebourg / Rott: half-timbered houses - vineyard • Steinseltz: 3 flowers •W  issembourg: one of the “100 loveliest Detours in France” - picturesque streets • Seebach: 3 flowers - typical village • Schleithal: longest village in Alsace • Lauterbourg: 3 flowers

Rott Cléebourg Steinseltz Schleithal Lauterbourg

Rh ine

Half-timbering and flowers

Mattstall

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  Maginot Line

Rhin

  Fortifications and Vauban

• Fort-Louis: square fort • Lauterbourg: the Landau gate • Wissembourg: ramparts

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Drachenbronn Niederbronn-les-Bains

The highest viewpoints with a panoramic outlook onto the Alsace plain and the Rhine: • Niederbronn-les-Bains: the Grand Wintersberg tower, highest point in the Northern Vosges (581m) • Obersteinbach: Wachtfels • Fleckenstein: the castle on the hiking path GR53 • Hohenbourg: the castle on the hiking path (viewpoint indicator) • Drachenbronn: Soultzerkopf refuge • Wissembourg: Geisberg (viewpoint indicator)

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History and traditions of Alsace

Bad Bergzabern Schweigen-Rechtenbach

A3

Lauterbourg

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Erlenbach bei Dahn

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Obersteinbach

  Northern Vosges Regional Natural Park, world biosphere reserve

• Haguenau: one of the biggest lowland forests of France • Big Oak discovery footpath

Wissembourg Geisberg

Dahn

D26

Holy forest - Big Oak

Fleckenstein

Theme routes in Northern Alsace

Special gardens and nature sites

Entzheim Airport

Brochures to download www.tourism-northernalsace.co.uk under the section practical information

www.tourism-northernalsace.co.uk

• Calendar of events • Northern Alsace cycle routes map • Detailed theme routes ideas

And also - the Fleckenstein shuttle, Line 317 (Wissembourg Pfaffenschlick - Four-à-Chaux - Lembach - Château de Fleckenstein) from Easter to All Saints Day on Sundays and public holidays www.vialsace.eu

And for all your travel plans in Alsace

By bike - bus - coach - tram - train - car: www.vialsace.eu Carpool: covoiturage.bas-rhin.fr


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