It's rare for a wine road village in Alsace to be more famous for its beer than its wine...
But that is the case in Mutzig.
Unfortunately the Mützig brewery has been moved to Schiligheim (about 18 miles/30 km away), but they still have a beer festival (usually the first weekend in September).
But there's still wine...plenty of wine every day!
And if you like military history, you might want to check out the Kaiser Wilhelm II fort just outside of Mutzig (begun in 1893).
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If you're staying in Mutzig, there's more to do than sit around and drink beer...
You'll be very close to quite a few World War One and World War Two sites not to mention you're literally within walking distance of Molsheim (half an hour).
There isn't a train station but Molsheim does and it's only 2 miles/3 km away.
Distances given are the distances from the center of Mutzig.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
2 miles/3 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!
4 miles/6 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...
8 miles/13 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.
9 miles/14 km
Marlenheim is considered to be the first stop on the Alsatian wine road (or the last stop depending on which direction you are going). It's a beautiful village not far from Strasbourg and every year the town puts on a traditional Alsatian wedding on the 14th and 15th of August.
10 miles/15 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).
12 miles/20 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.
12 miles/20 km
Barr is a wine road village in Alsace that attracts fewer tourists AND has a train station, but it's not because it's not a beautiful little village with adorable winding cobblestone streets. So if you are looking for a quieter Alsace vacation, Barr might be for you.
13 miles/21 km
If you would like to know more about the Alsatian people (particularly about their experiences during World War Two) then you have to go to the Alsace Moselle Memorial in Schirmeck. Even if you normally don't like museums, you'll like this one because it's more of an experience than an exhibit and it's built at the location of a former Nazi Prison Camp (not concentration camp).
Mont Sainte Odile
14 miles/22 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.
14 miles/22 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.
The Hotel Ours de Mutzig is a cute little hotel in an old historic building right next to the City Hall. Some rooms are decorated in an Alsatian style and some in a more modern style. They have an outdoor pool and play area for children. Breakfast, parking and WiFi are available. The hotel also has a restaurant.
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