Last Updated on 23/04/2023
What to see in Alsace? Half-timbered towns, cultural attractions, wine routes, castles. Nature is represented by the Rhine and the Vosges. But for hiking the Black Forest mountains seem to me more beautiful than the Vosges. It is worth hiking through the local hills in autumn, when the vineyards become colorful.
In this part we explore Northern Alsace from Germany to Selestat.
Alsace attractions from Selestat to Colmar and Eguisheim
Tourist map of Alsace. 3. Southern Alsace
Northern Black Forest
Black Forest from Altensteig to Gengenbach
Around Stuttgart Kraichgau
Strasbourg (Strassburg). What to see
Northern Alsace on the map
Everything important that you can see in the region – with notes and links.
- 1 – top
- 2 – very good, although not so well known
- 3 – good for a short vacation or a layover. Several medium-level interesting places
- 4 – local or specific, not for everyone
Marks without brackets – I was there (there are links to the posts). With brackets – I wasn’t there. Of course, the notes are subjective
List of beautiful villages means Les plus beaux villages de France
In the northern Alsace there are not a lot of attractions, much has been destroyed there. Most of them are quite local. Let’s see what we managed to find. The names will be slightly different if you search in German.
Picturesque old town (in the list of beautiful villages).
3. Lembach. Fleckenstein
Old city. Fleckenstein Castle (Link), popular among tourists.
Between this city and the next there are several castles of varying degrees of ruin: Schöneck (Link), Vieux Windstein, Lichtenberg, Wasenbourg.
Fortress of Vauban – 17th century Fort of the Maginot Line.(link)
5. Le Petite Pierre
Picturesque city. The Lalique Glass Museum in a nearby town. (link)
Old city. Museum in the synagogue.
7. Morsbronn les Bains
Amusement park Didiland (mainly for the little ones). LInk
Old town, church of St. George, the remains of the city walls.
Alsace Museum. Historical Museum.
Soufflenheim -suburb with several potteries.
Old city. The impressive ruins of the Haut Barr fortress near the city Link.
Church 11th century
Cathedral, old town (UNESCO). EU quarter
Canal boat trips
decorative arts, archaeological, fine arts (all three in the Rohan Palace) Link
the Alsace Museum Link
Museum of the cathedral Link
the museum of the artist Tommy Ungerer, with his works and a collection of old toys.Link
Science museum for children Le Vaisseau Link
chocolate Museum Link
What to see in Alsace from Strasbourg to Selestat
Historic garden. Link
14. Molsheim, Dachstein, Mutzig
In Molsheim there is a museum of local history, where part of the exposition is dedicated to Bugatti. Link
Mutzig – Fortress Fort de Mutzig. Link
15. Oberhaslach, Niederhaslach
Oberhaslach – small waterfall
Niederhaslach – gotic church.
Old city. Church 12th century
17. Ottrott. Monastery of St. Odile
Mont Saint Odile (link) is 763 m high, there is the monastery of St. Odile, patroness of Alsace, on the top. The monastery is active, the church is pilgrimage.
According to legend, the blind girl Odile, the daughter of a local duke, who lived in the 8th century, received her sight and received the ability to heal other people. She founded a monastery on a mountain where the people came. The monastery was repeatedly destroyed, but the relics of the saint were preserved. Almost nothing remains of the original buildings. Around the monastery is a park with many flowers and various plants.
To the monastery of St. Odile from Strasbourg bus 257
Old city. Leonardsau park and palace.
19. Barr, Mittelbergheim, Gertwiller, Andlau
Barr – old town. Museum La Folie Marco. Interiors 17-19 centuries. Link
Mittelbergheim – town from the list of most beautiful.
Gertwiller – gingerbread museum Link
Andlau – old city, ruins of fortresses.
Museum presenting a private collection of Würth – art of the 20th century (including Munch, Picasso) .Link
Along the Rhine natural parks.
Old city. Fortress ruins.