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Barr – Kaysersberg

Medieval Alsace 3: Southern Vosges.

The XII century castles chain prospered along the Southern Vosges. Your hike presents an exceptional panorama on the Rhine plain and on the Black Forest. Breathe the atmosphere of the Alsace region through its typical villages on the Wine Route, experience new feelings in one of its wine cellar, visit castles such as the Haut-Koenigsburg, and simply have a taste of Alsace local gastronomy and culture.

Details on the walking holiday from Barr – Kaysersberg

The Eurohike walking holiday to medieval Alsace starts with a full program. A total of three castles can be visited on Day 2 and this allows the enthusiastic hikers to delve into the medieval era. The next stages take you for several hours over the beautiful vineyards of the region up to the Haut-Königsbourg Castle. This castle is not only impressive but also has an exceptionally beautiful location. On a rock plateau at an altitude of 757 metres, it attracts around 600 000 visitors every year.

Highlights of the hiking holiday from Barr – Kaysersberg

  • Wine village Dieffenthal: Between the towns of Willer and Dammbach-la-Ville lies a village, where great importance is attached to the juice of the grape. Ancient and known from Roman times, the pretty village offers a rich cultural life.
  • 13th century ramparts: from the Saint-Hippolyte wine route, you march to Ribeauvillé. In the middle of the Alsatian wine region is the village of Bergheim with its historic city walls.
  • Saint Alexis chapel: 100 steps lead up to the keep and give you a view of Mount Kayserberg just like on a picture-postcard.

Things to know about walking from Barr – Kaysersberg

Pleasure is highly regarded in Alsace. This is also the case on this Eurohike holiday. In addition to numerous cultural impressions, mostly easy to moderately difficult hiking trails lead through the wine-growing scenery on well-signposted paths. You walk around 5 to 6 hours per day, hence a good fitness level is required.

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
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Itinerary

Arrival in Barr, a very attractive village with beautiful and typical houses.

The path goes from the famous wine village of Barr to Andlau through the beautiful castles of Landsberg and Haut-Andlau, a castle with two characteristic towers dominating the Kirneck valley with Barr to the North and the Andlau valley to the South.

approx. 5 hours
14 km
680 m
670 m

Today you pass by the Alsatian vineyard and the Wine Route. You walk around Ungersberg (901 m) and visit the castle of Bernstein before beginning the way down towards the wine grower village of Dieffenthal.

approx. 5 hours
16 km
670 m
710 m

Paths go through woods and vineyards and lead to the landmark Castle of the Haut-Koenigsbourg. Reaching 750 metres at its highest point, the top of the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle looks majestically over the Wine Trail and the Alsace plain. This castle is one of the most popular monuments in France with 600.000 visitors a year. You arrive in Saint-Hippolyte, a typical wine-producing village famous for its Rouge de Saint Hippolyte (Pinot Noir).

approx. 6 hours
18 km
660 m
610 m

The beautiful villages of the wine trail follow one another and lead you to Ribeauvillé. Situated amidst a pleasant, undulating landscape, Bergheim. A charming town right in the heart of the Alsace vineyards, is one of the rare Alsace towns to have almost completely preserved its medieval town walls (built in 1311).

approx. 4 hours
13 km
340 m
330 m

In Ribeauvillé discover its three castles (the Saint-Ulrich, the Ribeaupierre and the Girsberg). You will arrive in Riquewihr, a magnificent medieval town that for centuries has managed to combine the quality of its architecture with the quality of its world-famous wines, therefore getting its nickname: “The Gem of the Alsace Vineyards”.

approx. 5 hours
17 km
910 m
870 m

For your last stage, you will pass by the Chapel Saint Alexis before reaching the beautiful castle of Kaysersberg. Don’t forget to appreciate the magnificent view. Take the stairway with its 100 steps up to the top for an even more splendid panorama over Kaysersberg! If you want, you can continue to Kientzheim. You can visit the Alsatian Wine Museum to learn more about Alsace wine or walk around inside these almost completely intact city walls.

approx. 6 hours
12 km
520 m
580 m

Characteristics of the route

Easy to medium walking tour on well marked nature paths, sometimes asphalted, through undulating countryside. For the daily stages with walking times between 5 to 6 hours you need a basic fitness level.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Barr
  Season 1
01.04.2023 - 02.06.2023
30.09.2023 - 07.10.2023

Arrival daily
Season 2
03.06.2023 - 29.09.2023

Arrival daily
Medieval Alsace 3, Barr - Kaysersberg, 8 days, FR-ELWBK-08X
Base price
899.00
959.00
Surcharge single room 359.00 359.00

Category: pretty 3***-hotels, 1x 2** hotel (French classifying)

Extra nights in each day upon request.

Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Jun 2, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 3, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
Arrival daily
Medieval Alsace 3, Barr - Kaysersberg, 8 days, FR-ELWBK-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
899.00
359.00
959.00
359.00

Category: pretty 3***-hotels, 1x 2** hotel (French classifying)

Extra nights in each day upon request.

Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Return transfer from Kaysersberg to Colmar (from there by train to Barr), price per person EUR 35 (surcharge for each additional person EUR 10). Reservation required, payable in advance.
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train to Strasbourg. Further by train to Barr, approx. 1 hour.
  • Strasbourg or Basel-Mülhausen-Freiburg airport.
  • Parking: Free hotel parking spaces, no reservation possible.
  • Return journey by bus from Kaysersberg via Comar to Barr (several changes of buses necessary)

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
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Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Hannes Lay DE | 10.07.2022
Diese Tour hat uns sehr gut gefallen
5 stars
Konstanze Greiml AT | 06.07.2022
Wanderurlaub im Elsass
Zu sechst wanderten wir als kleine Gruppe durch das mittelalterliche Elsass. Und wir alle haben die Tour sehr genossen. Auch die Unterkünfte und der Gepäcktransport haben super funktioniert. Wir haben alle immer unser Gepäckstück pünktlich erhalten und konnten uns auf die Betreuung verlassen. Dankeschön! Landschaftlich steht das Elsass für sich. Denn die Landschaft dort ist einfach sehr schön und auch die historischen gut erhaltenen Bauten sind sehr interessant zu besichtigen.
Tanja Haring
Tanja Haring answered:
Vielen lieben Dank Frau Greiml für dieses positive Feedback. Es freut uns immer wieder zu hören, dass unsere Gäste eine schöne Zeit mit Eurohike hatten und Sie zufrieden mit der Organisation waren.
4 stars
Thomas M. US | 10.10.2019
Wonderful hike through medieval Alsace
Alsace villages are gorgeous. Every late afternoon, once cleaned up, we would go to the tourist office and pick up a village walking map. These maps guide you on a tour of the highlights of every village we stayed in. The food along the hike is great. Make sure you eat your lunch/déjeuner at the Auberge du Hungerplatz on your way from Barr to Andlau. Unbelievable cuisine accompanied by local folks sharing the dining room with you. The only downside of the trip is, unlike our other Eurohike trip we have done, there are no alternative routes supplied in case weather conditions are poor. The local coordinator, supplies two very complete topographic maps that allow you to map out your own alternatives instead.

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