A Rouffach hotel may be for you if you're looking for a larger village with shops AND a train station AND very few tourists!
This village isn't particularly well known...even though it's got everything you need for a great vacation in Alsace...
Lots of history...restaurants...shops...wine...and beautiful scenery...
And some great hotels...particularly for those of you looking for four and five star accommodation with spas, tennis courts and indoor swimming pools.
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A Rouffach hotel...four star or otherwise...is a great choice if you want a train station nearby...
Rouffach is a particularly great location for families with young children...lots of great family fun as well as historic and beautiful villages on the wine road.
Something for everyone...whether you prefer history and museums, wine or learning and adventure parks for kids!
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of Rouffach.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
7 miles/11 km
If you are interested in medieval churches, then Guebwiller is the perfect wine road village for you. Not only will you find an adorable not so small village with plenty opportunities to try Alsace wine, there are three religious buildings in Guebwiller for you to enjoy: the 12th century St Leger, the 15th century Dominican monaster, and Alsace's oldest abbey originally built in the 700s (a short drive or an hour's walk away). Not too mention you'll have a town full of shops and restaurants!
8 miles/13 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!
10 miles/15 km
Murbach abbey was a very powerful Benedictine abbey built in the 700s. Like most things built at this time, not all of it has survived, but there is still a bit to see. And it's a little less than 4 miles or 6 km away (one hour's walk) from Guebwiller plus there's a ruined castle about half way to Murbach in Buhl. In any case you'll get some beautiful scenery in the valley surrounded by mountains.
10 miles/15 km
If you've ever wanted to see what an Alsatian village looked like in the late 1800s, here's your chance! You'll see a working oil mill, potters, a wine maker's house, a blacksmith, a barrelmaker and more plus all the usual animals you would expect. Kids usually love this outdoor museum. All of the buildings have been moved from their original location but are real (from 15th to 19th century).
10 miles/15 km
Here's something for the kids...an outdoor interactive educational amusement park. Not sure what that means? It's a very unique sort of thing that's difficult to describe, but I guarantee your kids will love it! They have a complex labyrinth, zip line rides, fun houses, everything a kid would love, but along the way they can learn something about the environment and natural sciences (French and German only). It's still a lot of fun even if you don't understand any French or German.
11 miles/18 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.
12 miles/19 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.
14 miles/22 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...
15 miles/24 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.
16 miles/26 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.
Here's a lovely Rouffach hotel with room prices and restaurants to suit everyone's budget. From small simple rooms to large luxury suites. All guests can enjoy the spa services, sauna, jacuzzi and indoor heated pool. Gourmet French restaurant and regional Alsatian restaurant. All located in historic buildings in the center of Rouffach.
A family owned and run modern style Rouffach hotel in the middle of the vineyards (actually between Rouffach and another village called Westhalten). Nice quiet rooms with views are modern and mostly on the small side. Spa services, sauna and steam room available. Good restaurant just across the street. Breakfast and parking available.
Modern style hotel amongst the fields and vineyards near Rouffach. Simple and smallish rooms all on the ground floor with their own separate entrance and patio. Spa services and basic restaurant with breakfast available. WiFi and parking too.
If you are looking for a four star Rouffach hotel, this is for you! Set in a 19th century renovation of a former castle, you'll find everything here. Spa services, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fantastic views, great food and air conditioned rooms. But it's not for the budget minded. Definitely a luxury hotel with prices to match.
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