Beautiful walks past medieval castles
Enjoying untouched nature on the daily hiks
Hiking through the beautiful area of alsace
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Medieval Alsace 2

Saverne - Barr: Middle Vosges.

The chain of medieval fortresses unfolds further to the south and on your way along the Vosges you enjoy the unique panorama of Rhine basin and the Black Forest. After Hohwald, situated on an altitude of approx. 800 metres, you descend towards the wine-growing area. Picturesque vineyards line the route left and right. In the evening you get to enjoy traditional Alsatian cuisine in a ‚Winstub’ (wine bar) in the villages and little towns.


  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour


In Saverne you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and French charm of a trading post with typical Alsatian architecture.

From Saverne, the pretty small capital of the Northern Vosges you walk to fortress Haut-Barr and follow the ridge from fortress to fortress until you reach Wangenbourg. Unsurpassed views of the Rhine basin, Strasbourg and – when the weather is clear – to the Black Forest.

ca. 5,5 hours
18 km
940 m
670 m

Today you climb Schneeberg  on 961m and cross the „Cascade du Niedeck“ down into the valley of Oberhaslach.

ca. 4,5 hours
15 km
630 m
810 m

Follow GR5 long distance hiking trail to Urmatt, where you cross the valley of Bruch and continue walking to Grendelbruch. Over the Purpurkopf (570 m) and the Heidenkopf (787 m) you reach Klingenthal and Ottrott.

ca. 5,5 hours
22 km
880 m
880 m

Visit the famous Abbey Sainte Odile protected since the 12 century by many fortresses. Some of the you pass today, as e.g Kagenfels and Birkenfels. Continue on the long distance hiking trail past Kienberg (775m) to Hohwald (situated 560 meters high).

ca. 4,5 hours
14 km
660 m
370 m

Today you walk downhill towards the grapevines. You reach the castles of Speesbourg and Andalau via a forest path. Then past the lovely wine village Andlaum and towards Mittelbergheim, nestling amidst vineyards and considered one of the most beautiful villages in France. Soon after you reach your final Day Finish of this walking holiday, the charming town Barr and wine capital of the Lower Alsace.

ca. 4,5 hours
17 km
490 m
850 m

Characteristics of the route

Daily walking times of up to 5.5 hours and a distance of approx. 14 – 22 km. Daily tours require a good basic fitness level. The route leads you along well-maintained walking paths with stunning views.

Prices and events

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Season 1
Mar 24, 2018 - Oct 6, 2018
Medieval Alsace 2 7 days, FR-ELWSB-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)

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

Season 1
Mar 24, 2018 - Oct 6, 2018
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Services and infos


  • 6 overnight stays, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • If half board: min. 3-course evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to Saverne and a few walking minutes to the hotel.
  • Parking: free, unguarded car park near the hotel. No reservation possible.
  • Return by train from Barr via Strasbourg to Saverne, approx. 2 hours.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Extra nights in Straßburg upon request
  • Special dates on request
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Madlene Reischl
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Madlene Reischl, Customer Service


5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Rita Knoll AT | 12.05.2017
Interessante Wanderwoche.
Die Tour durch die Mittelvogesen Region bietet alles, von schönen Landschaften über gut durchdachte Touren bis angenehmene Unterkünfte. Schönes Programm!

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