Niederbronn les Bains is a bit different than the other villages in Alsace...
First of all it's the location of a natural spring that has been used since Roman times, so if you'd like to try out a French natural springs spa, this is your chance...
It is also right in the middle of Le Parc Naturel Regional des Vosges du Nord which means there are a lot of castles for you to drive or hike to, so if nature, scenic mountain views and short hikes to medieval castles appeals to you...then this village might be at the top of your list.
And if you've ever wondered what a French casino looks like, you'll get the chance here because they have one in town...
Oh and I forgot to mention that it is a really beautiful village WITH a train station for those of you who don't want to rent a car.
Hopefully you'll find everything that you need to know about Niederbronn les Bains France...
But if you don't find what you're looking for...ask me a question about your Alsace vacation here!
Niederbronn les Bains is a great location to base yourself if you want to tour northern Alsace because it's not very far away from anything in the area, not to mention it has a good choice of hotels and restaurants.
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of Niederbronn les Bains.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
11 miles/18 km
Lichtenberg is the name of a small village and its 13th century castle. Unlike most of the castles in Alsace, it was not destroyed by Louis XIV and the 30 Years War, but it was damaged by the Franco Prussian War in 1870. It has been renovated and is available for visiting most of the year.
14 miles/22 km
Haguenau was an important village in the high middle ages (1100s-1300s). The Holy Roman Emperor at the time Frederick Barbarossa built city walls, a castle and many other buildings. Like most of Alsace, many buildings were destroyed by Louis XIV and the 30 Years War but like most of Alsace there is still a lot to see.
The Maginot Line
(1) 16 miles/25 km (2) 13 miles/21 km
Fort Schoenenbourg (1) and Four à Chaux (2) are two forts on the Maginot Line in Alsace that are open to the public. There are a lot of bunkers and other buildings that were a part of the Maginot Line on the northern Alsace border as well...
16 miles/26 km
Fleckenstein is an unusual castle built in the 12th century. It's so unusual mainly because quite a lot of the castle was carved out of rock...including staircases! It's very kid friendly with lots to see and do.
Betschdorf and Soufflenheim
(1) 16 miles/25 km (2) 22 miles/35 km
If you're interested in seeing more of that adorable Alsatian pottery, you need to make a trip to Betschdorf (1) and Soufflenheim (2). First off, you can visit the artists themselves and possibly find something unique and original. Not to mention that these villages have been producing pottery since Roman times.
Northern Alsace Wine Road*
17 miles/28 km
This is a lesser known section of the Alsace Wine Road near Wissembourg. You'll need a car to visit the four major villages of this section of the wine road: Rott, Steinseltz, Reidseltz*, Oberhoffen and Cleebourg. If you're looking for "off the beaten path" Alsace, this is it...
Hunspach* and Seebach
(1) 17 miles/28 km (2) 21 miles/33 km
Hunspach (1) and Seebach (2) are two very beautiful Alsatian villages known for being very Alsatian. Seebach has a summer festival that recreates a traditional Alsatian wedding. It attracts tens of thousands of people every year. Both villages are very proud of their Alsatian heritage and display it prominently.
The Hotel Mercure is a simple three star hotel that will give you a place to sleep in the center of town (next to the casino in fact). The rooms are a little small, but clean. Breakfast and parking available.
The Hotel du Parc in Niederbronn les Bains is actually the former Hotel Cully now under new management. It's a charming family owned hotel right next to a Park and a little creek about a 10 minute walk to the center of town. Charming and old fashioned rooms with free WiFi. Breakfast and parking available.
If you're looking to save some money, the Hotel Majestic might be a good choice. It's a simple two star hotel offering a nice clean room for a low price. Free WiFi and parking.
The Hotel Muller is actually a hotel and a spa. The spa and fitness center are included in the cost of the room so you have full access to everything when you stay at the hotel. You can also pay an entrance fee if you prefer to stay at another hotel. The rooms are tastefully decorated, the restaurant is great and the hotel is next to a park only a 10 minute walk from the center of town.