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Saverne – Barr

Medieval Alsace 2: Middle Vosges.

Strasbourg, tarte flambée, half-timbered houses - these are the things most people think of when they think of Alsace. Of course, all these things are great. But the region between Germany and Lorraine is home to many more treasures. You will hike through untouched nature, picturesque vineyards and then again through lovely villages that make hiking in France a unique memory.

Details of the 7-day hiking tour from Saverne to Barr

The first attraction of the tour is its starting point: Saverne is simply delightful and is wonderful for exploring on foot. On the way to Wangenbourg, you will dive into the history of the region and discover several castles and the Chappe telegraph tower, which was part of the French telecommunications network from 1798 to 1852.

On the next stages, enjoy the view from the 961-metre-high Schneeberg and get to know the nature and culture of the Odilienberg. The end of the tour is dedicated to the region's viticulture. The paths through the vines lead past winegrowing villages, such as Andlaum and Mittelbergheim, and finally to Barr, where you should toast the 86 kilometres hiked.

Highlights of the tour through northern Alsace

  • Saverne is a gorgeous little town with delightful cafés, lovely shops and some very worthwhile sites. Walk along the Grand Rue to the Rohan Castle and on to the impressive half-timbered house Maison Katz. Tip: There is a great restaurant on its ground floor.
  • Insider tips for wine lovers: Around 150 million bottles of wine are pressed in Alsace every year. A tip among the wine lovers is the Vincent Stoeffler family winery. 16 hectares of vines are cultivated here in organic quality and still harvested by hand.
  • The Odilienberg: A spring with supposedly healing powers, the Angel Chapel and the tomb of Saint Odilie are just some of the sites to visit in this spiritual place.
  • Craftsmanship: The name Meisenthal should be a household word - the region is known for its glass and crystal production. Incidentally, the first glass Christmas tree bauble was created here. A poor harvest in 1898 was the trigger. Previously, the trees were decorated with apples, but since there were too few, the idea of glass baubles was born.

Useful information about the hiking tour with Eurohike

You can't go far wrong with the timing of your trip, as temperatures are mild all year round. If you like, you can make a short stopover in Strasbourg, for example, on your way to or from the hotel. You will stay in middle-class hotels, where you can fortify yourself daily with a hearty breakfast. On the tours along the qualitative hiking trails, you should keep your camera drawn, the panoramas are magnificent.

  • Alsace is definitely one of the insider tips among hiking enthusiasts - discover our other hiking tours in Alsace here.
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  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

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.

approx. 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.

approx. 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.

approx. 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).

approx. 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.

approx. 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

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Saverne
  Season 1
09.04.2022 - 20.05.2022
01.10.2022 - 08.10.2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
21.05.2022 - 30.09.2022

Arrival daily
Medieval Alsace 2, Saverne - Barr, 7 days, FR-ELWSB-07X
Base price
699.00
749.00
Surcharge single room 229.00 229.00

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

Extra nights for any day of your tour upon request.

Season 1
Apr 9, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Arrival daily
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
Arrival daily
Medieval Alsace 2, Saverne - Barr, 7 days, FR-ELWSB-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
699.00
229.00
749.00
229.00

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

Extra nights for any day of your tour upon request.

Season 1
Apr 9, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
Saverne
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
79.00
20.00
79.00
20.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Saverne
  Season 1
Apr 9, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022

Arrival daily
Saverne
Double room p. P. 79.00 79.00
Surcharge single room 20.00 20.00
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
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to Saverne and a few walking minutes to the hotel.
  • Strasbourg or Basel-Mülhausen-Freiburg airport.
  • 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
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Tanja Haring
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Tanja Haring, Travel specialist
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Christine Unger AT | 30.04.2022
Gelungene Wandertour
Nachdem wir bereits vor einigen Jahren die Wanderreise Elsass 1 gemacht haben, wollten wir auch unbedingt den zweiten Teil kennenlernen. Und die Wanderung von Saverne nach Barr war sehr schön und für jeden machbar. Am besten hat uns das Familienweingut Vincent Stoeffler gefallen, danke für diesen Tipp. Wir freuen uns schon auf den dritten Teil der Elsass-Wanderung.
5 stars
Sebastian Helmann CH | 12.08.2019
Sehr schön!
Super Wanderurlaub! Sehr gute Reiseunterlagen, tolle Streckenführung und schöne Wanderungen durch sehenswerte Städtchen und Dörfer auf den Spuren des Mittelalters! Danke Eurohike!
Tanja Haring
Tanja Haring answered:
Danke Herr Helmann für das tolle Feedback! Das freut uns sehr - vielleicht dürfen wir Sie nächstes Jahr auf einer anderen schönen Wanderreise begrüßen!
5 stars
Rita Knoll AT | 11.05.2017
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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