Cultural highlight in Alsace: castle ruins
Historic guild signs on traditional houses in the hiking stages
French cultural village with stream along the hiking tour
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Wissembourg – Saverne

Medieval Alsace 1: Northern Vosges

During this walking tour in regional nature park of the Northern Vosges – UNESCO Biosphere Reservate – you will discover a renewed way of enjoying life. The Northern Alsace and the Vosges are dotted by ancient churches and fortresses, remainders of the Maginot Line. You cross deep fir and deciduous forests, veined by sandstone summits and pass through many little villages where the arts and craft of crystal- and stone carving still is alive. In a distance from this harmonious landscape you can make out the lonely spire of Strasburg’s Munster.

Walking
Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Wissembourg has a medieval fortification wall, beautiful patrician houses and the Ancien Hôpital.

Cross the summit of Taubenberg to Pfaffenschlick and Soultzerkopf. Arrive in Lembach, where you can see part of the Maginot-Line „Kalkofen". Named after the French defence secretary André Maginot the defence system consisted of a line of bunkers along the French border to Germany.

ca. 6 hours
23 km
750 m
710 m

The fortresses of the Vosges are part of today’s program. In the morning you walk to Löwenstein, Hohenburg and Fleckenstein, belonging to the most typical fortresses of the Vosges. In the afternoon you will reach Fronensburg.

ca. 4,5 to 5 hours
18 km
620 m
570 m

Walk through Lautertal valley up to fortress Schöenck. Then you climb up the Wintersberg, a summit reaching about 581 m above the Vosges. Via Dittenthal and the Celtic camp you reach bath town Niederbronn-les-Bains.

ca. 4,5 to 5 hours
16 km
610 m
660 m

High above Niederbronn-les-Bains there is castle Wasenburg, which was built by a bishop of Straßburg in the 13th century. You walk past the beautiful villages Oberbronn, Offwiller, Rothbach and finally to Ingwiller.

ca. 6 hours
22 km
730 m
730 m

Starting from the valley ‚Moder Tal’ you proceed to Sparsbach and the little hamlet of Englischberg, where an amazing view awaits. You walk high up to the little village La Petite Pierre with its unique location on top of a sandstone boulder.

ca. 5,5 to 6 hours
19 km
590 m
420 m

Walk to neo-romantic Huneburg; continue to the ruins of Daubenschlagfels and then walk down to Saverne.

ca. 6 hours
22 km
660 m
810 m

Characteristics of the route

Easy to medium walking tour on well marked nature paths, sometimes asphalted, through undulating countryside. Daily stages between 16 and 23 km and walking times between 4.5 to 6 hrs. Max. daily difference in altitude is 770 m.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Wissembourg
  Season 1
03.04.2021 - 21.05.2021
04.09.2021 - 09.10.2021

daily
Season 2
22.05.2021 - 03.09.2021

daily
Medieval Alsace 1 8 days, FR-ELWWS-08X
Base price
739.00
769.00
Surcharge single room 249.00 249.00

Category: 2**- and 3***-hotels (French classifying)

Extra nights in Straßburg upon request.

Season 1
Apr 3, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
daily
Season 2
May 22, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021
daily
Medieval Alsace 1 8 days, FR-ELWWS-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
739.00
249.00
769.00
249.00

Category: 2**- and 3***-hotels (French classifying)

Extra nights in Straßburg upon request.

Season 1
Apr 3, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
Season 2
May 22, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021
Wissembourg
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Saverne
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
69.00
99.00
69.00
99.00
69.00
99.00
69.00
99.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Wissembourg
  Season 1
Apr 3, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021

daily
Season 2
May 22, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021

daily
Wissembourg
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 69.00 69.00
Extra night sgl/bb 99.00 99.00
Saverne
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 69.00 69.00
Extra night sgl/bb 99.00 99.00

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train to Wissembourg and in a few walking minutes to the hotel.
  • Parking: Free parking hotel spaces, no reservation possible.
  • Return journey by train from Saverne via Strasbourg to Wissembourg, approx. 2,5 hours.

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!
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Melanie B. AT | 19.11.2019
Absolut empfehlenswerte Wanderreise
Sehr, sehr schöne Wanderung durch die elsässiche Landschaft! Wir freuen uns auf die Fortsetzungen!
5 stars
Willy De Jonge BE | 04.08.2017
Super journey
Super journey, deserves 5 stars. Very beautifull forests in a nature park, very well organised tour, trails well marked, good documentation, maps were very good, but not really needed because of gps tracks available. Accomodations on average also very good.
5 stars
Carlos Stein DE | 12.05.2017
Tolle Wanderung!
Die Touren sind nicht zu anstrengend und wir haben einen sehr schönen Eindruck dieser Region erhalten.

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