There are so many fantastic hotels in Barr for every style (and budget)...
And considering its location, I can see why there is so much choice. If you're traveling by train, you'll be in a small wine village, near the vineyards, with lots of restaurants and shops, but not completely surrounded by other tourists.
For those of you driving or renting a car, you are literally minutes away from so much beautiful scenery and so many historic attractions staying at one of the lovely hotels in Barr.
Barr is also an ideal place for anyone interested in biking through the vineyards (particularly if you only want to make short trips). There are quite a few villages less than a few miles away just perfect for a leisurely scenic bike ride.
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If you're taking the train to Barr, you'll be spoilt for choice of nearby daytrips staying at one of the hotels in Barr...
Just in terms of the quick and easy daytrips in Alsace listed here, there are 7, but that's not counting everything available in Alsace by train...
For those of you who prefer to walk or bike, you've got 6 villages within less than 5 miles (and many more that I didn't have room for.
If all of this appeals to you, you may want to take a look at the hotels in Barr.
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of Barr.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
1 mile/2 km
After you pass Barr if you're on your way to Ottrott or Mont Saint Odile, you'll find the village of Heiligenstein. It's a pretty little wine village with one big difference. They produce Klevener de Heiligenstein wine (which can only be produced in that particular area). It's related to the Traminer family, so if you enjoy Gewurztraminer, you might want to try this historic variety in Alsace.
1 mile/2 km
Mittelbergheim (like Riquewihr) is one of the most beautiful villages in France, but there are a lot less tourists here. Between Andlau and Barr you'll find some of the best Sylvaner wine (and many other grape varieties) in a quiet and peaceful setting.
3 miles/4 km
Andlau has been making wine since Roman times when retired Roman legionaires started planting vineyards here. If you love old medieval houses, you'll see lots of them here in Andlau and if you're in the mood it's only a half day hike (3 hours average there and back) up to see two medieval castles (Haut Andlau and Spesbourg). And when you get back you'll have a good excuse to sit back and try some Alsace wine on your Alsace vacation!
5 miles/7 km
Obernai is a small town or very large village on the wine road. They've been making wine for over 13 centuries now (starting in the 700s at least). If you loved Colmar, you will really love Obernai! It's a very beautiful town and the vineyards are much closer than in Colmar. Obernai is also the birthplace of the patron saint of Alsace, Sainte Odile.
5 miles/7 km
Ottrott is a beautiful wine village in Alsace with quite a lot of castle ruins if you're interested... It's also the closest village to Mont Sainte Odile and you can walk to it in about an hour or drive. Ottrott is also famous for its Pinot Noir (they've been making it since the 1100s).
Mont Sainte Odile
6 miles/10 km
Mont Saint Odile is a 7th century convent about a 20 minutes drive from Obernai up in the Vosges mountains with some fantastic views of Alsace. This mountain is very popular. First the Celts were here, then the Romans, and then between 680 and 690, Saint Odile founded her convent. There are some lovely short hikes where you can see intact remains from the Celts and Romans as well as a hotel and restaurant at the convent. The convent itself has been enlarged over the years and renovated many times since being built in the late 600s.
8 miles/13 km
Rosheim is one of the few villages in Alsace that wasn't severely damaged in the Thirty Years War in the 1600s, so there are a lot of beautiful old buildings still intact. One of those beautiful old buildings is the "Pagan House" the oldest residential building in Alsace still standing. Rosheim is also a wine road village if you want a little wine with your history on your Alsace vacation...
Dambach la Ville*
9 miles/14 km
Dambach la Ville is the sort of Alsace wine village where you can walk around anywhere and see something really beautiful, medieval city walls and gates, beautiful old homes and a very interesting chapel. And there is a train station, so you can try one of the 30 wine producers in Dambach la Ville without renting a car!
11 miles/18 km
Molsheim is best known as the home of Bugatti. You can still tour the Bugatti Foundation in Molsheim or you can go just next door to Dorlisheim where their new Bugatti car factory is now located. But Molsheim is still a wine road village and its medieval city walls are still standing...right next to vineyards even!
11 miles/17 km
Scherwiller is known for its Riesling, so if you're a fan, you'll want to stop by. Speaking of which, Scherwiller has a train station so you can drink to your heart's content! And you can make a 45 minute walk to two castles, the Ortenbourg and Ramstein from the village.
Here is a lovely two star hotel perfect for a romantic vacation in Barr. The building itself was built in 1924 and the rooms are individually decorated in a romantic style. Right in the middle of Barr, close to restaurants and shopping. Parking and WiFi are free. One of the most popular romantic hotels in Barr.
This adorable little two star hotel is actually 2 miles (3 km) outside of Barr. The perfect place for anyone looking to do some mountain biking or hiking. In fact, of all the hotels in Barr, this one is particularly accommodating to anyone traveling by bicycle. Great restaurant and even better wine list! WiFi and parking are free. Breakfast available.
This romantic little hotel (in the form of a castle) is just a mile (1.5 km) from the center of Barr. It's absolutely perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Each room has a jacuzzi bathtub. Some rooms have fireplaces. And there is a spa with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and spa treatments available. Great restaurant. If you dislike matter of fact, business types of people, you may not enjoy this hotel. The owners are not the most sociable people I've ever met, but they have a great hotel!
If you're looking for a nice, clean hotel with simple rooms for a reasonable price, you couldn't do much better than Maison Rouge in Barr. A great discount hotel choice right in the middle of Barr. Restaurant, bierstub and fantastic terrace. WiFi and parking available. One of the most popular discount hotels in Barr.
Here's a simple little hotel a short walk from the center of Barr. Don't expect luxury here, but you'll probably get a room for under 60€. They always have promotional prices. And they have an outdoor swimming pool! Views of the countryside and Chateau Haut Andlau. Many of the rooms have a pitched room so not a good choice for very tall people.
Hotel les Hortensias is a beautiful 19th century building that has been turned into a lovely three star hotel. Rooms are elegantly furnished. Restaurant is very good. And the hotel itself is surrounded by gardens plus there's a heated outdoor swimming pool. All within walking distance of the center of Barr.
If you prefer to stay in a vacation rental apartment or gite in Barr, there's a lovely one about 10 minutes outside of Barr (so you'll need a car). Room for 4 adults or 2 adults with 3 kids. Other than the usual things like a full sized kitchen, you'll find a jacuzzi bathtub, a sauna and lovely terrace with a BBQ.
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