If you're looking for a less crowded and touristy village, hotels in Zellenberg could be worth looking into.
And as you're driving down the wine road in Alsace, you'll defintely notice this village...
Mainly because it is at the top of a hill on the other side of the road!
While all of the other wine road villages are in the foothills of the Vosges mountains, this one has its own hill all to itself with a very nice scenic view...
You'll also find some great wine, a beautiful unspoilt village and peace to go along with your scenic views in hotels in Zellenberg.
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Other than having a nice and scenic hilltop view and generally being free of crowds of tourists...
Hotels in Zellenberg are also a very short distance from many well known (and a few not as well known) wine road villages and interesting sites to visit in Alsace.
You will be at least 5 miles away from the nearest train station, so unless you're up for it, you'll need a car to get to hotels in Zellenberg.
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of Zellenberg.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
2 miles/3 km
If you've already started researching where to go in Alsace, you've probably heard of Ribeauvillé. It's a beautiful wine road village with lots of medieval buildings, restaurants, shops and wine. I think Ribeauvillé is a great place to visit, although I have no idea why it is more popular than other wine road villages that are just as beautiful. There are also three castles above Ribeauvillé that you can hike up to and back in three hours if you're interested...
2 miles/3 km
Riquewihr is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France because visiting Riquewihr is like stepping hundreds of years back into history. Somehow this wine road village managed to survive through countless wars (including World War Two) unscathed. So enjoy it, but remember that there are a lot of other people planning to visit Riquewihr with you especially around July, August, and December.
2 miles/3 km
If you find yourself in Riquewihr or that area of the Wine Road in Alsace and you want to get away from the crowds, head over to Hunawihr. It's right next door to Riquewihr and it's beautiful and quiet. You'll find great wine and scenery in a quiet and peaceful setting.
4 miles/6 km
Bergheim is a quiet little village on the Alsatian Wine Road just past Ribeauvillé. One of the most amazing things about Bergheim is how it was managed to preserve almost ALL of its medieval city walls. You can walk around the village and see them for yourself before or after trying some of the local wine and food.
4 miles/6 km
Kientzheim (not Kintzheim) is a beautiful little wine road village near Kaysersberg and it's also home to the Confrerie de Saint Etienne and their Alsatian Wine museum. If you want to learn more about the history of Alsatian wine and how it was produced, you might want to stop by.
5 miles/8 km
Kaysersberg is a just as beautiful medieval wine road village as Riquewihr with the added bonus of a ruined castle only a 15 minute hike away. The photo at the very top of this webpage was taken in Kaysersberg to give you an idea. So if you want to avoid the crowds in Riquewihr, Kaysersberg might be a good choice for your Alsace vacation. And it's the birthplace of Albert Schweitzer too.
6 miles/9 km
You'll probably pass Ammerschwihr on your way from Turckehim to Kaysersberg and you will definitely see it! It's the one with the huge tower (the Schelmenturm)... If you stop by, you'll have a choice of over 40 wine makers to choose from as you wander through the village. And for those of you who love to golf...
Le Schlossberg is a charming bed and breakfast with lots of wood beams and Alsatian charm. Air conditioned rooms, some for families, vacation apartments available as well. Some rooms have balconies or patios. Nice restaurant and internet available.
The Hotel au Riesling is a nice contemporary style hotel in Zellenberg surrounded by vineyards. Elevator, WiFi and parking available. There are also rooms for people with physical disabilities. The restaurant has very nice views of the Alsatian wine road and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.