If you're looking for something off the beaten track, Husseren les Chateaux is for you!
It's a beautiful village on the wine road...in fact it's the village with the highest altitude on the wine road in Alsace.
You'll find a beautiful little village, lots of wine makers, vineyards, a few restaurants and hotels and you won't be far from many other beautiful places in Alsace.
I highly recommend that you rent a car if you choose this village...
It will be a wonderful ride down on a bicycle but a grueling trip back up so...only for the diehard cycling athletes!
Oh I almost forgot...there are 12th century castle ruins just a short 30 minute walk from the village!
Hopefully you'll find everything that you need to know about Husseren les Chateaux and France…
But if you don't find what you're looking for…ask me a question about your Alsace vacation here!
You will absolutely need a car at Husseren les Chateaux hotels...
While the trip up to the village is beautiful, it's a bit too steep for most people to walk or bike every day...and there is no train stop here.
And there are so many beautiful villages and historic sites to see nearby!
So unless you're training for the Tour de France or a triathlon, leave the bike at home and rent a car. You'll appreciate your trip much more ; )
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of Husseren les Chateaux.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
2 miles/3 km
Eguisheim is a very unique wine road village because it was built in circles (one circle inside another circle inside another circle, etc...) and inside those circles are some adorable little cobblestone streets just perfect for taking photographs. And then there's the wine, there are over thirty wine makers in this village!
6 miles/10 km
Turckheim is a beautiful little village on the Alsace Wine Road with a train station! So you can drink as much as you can want... Turckheim has a particular tradition that it has continued (with only two stops) for hundreds years. The Nightwatchman makes his rounds (May 1st to Oct 31st) at 10pm every night.
7 miles/11 km
Rouffach is an adorable village on the wine road with a train station, so no problem if you taste a little too much wine here...and it's a lot less crowded than other famous villages, but still very pretty and interesting to visit. Take a walk in the vineyards behind the Chateau d'Isenbourg for a fantastic view!
7 miles/11 km
Colmar is a medium sized town right in the middle of Alsace. It's on many many people's list of "most beautiful towns in France". The wine business made a lot of people wealthy during the late medieval period so there are a lot of beautiful and unique buildings to look at in Colmar.
9 miles/14 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...
10 miles/15 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.
11 miles/17 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.
If you're looking for spacious hotel rooms with a view, you'll find them here. The hotel is modern with rooms decorated in a Scandinavian style. You'll find a restaurant, parking and Wifi of course, but also an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna, a game room, outdoor tennis court and much more. Very friendly staff.
Les Trois Chateaux is a small bed and breakfast with a variety of rooms for individuals, couples and families. Some rooms have a kitchenette. Parking and breakfast are provided. You can also make use of the patio (terrace) and yard (garden).