Alsace Daytrips from Your Andlau Hotel
If you're planning on staying in an Andlau hotel, you'll need a car because Andlau doesn't have a train station...
Unless you are travelling light and don't mind a 3 mile bike ride or hike from Barr.
It is great for hikers and bikers because there are quite a
few villages that are only a few miles away plus a chance to do a half
day hike in the Vosges to two medieval castles.
Distances give are the approximate distances from the center of Andlau.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
2 miles/3 km
(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.
3 miles/5 km
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.
4 miles/6 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.
Dambach la Ville*
6 miles/10 km
Dambach la Ville
is the sort of Alsace wine village where you can walk around anywhere
and see something really beautiful, medieval city walls and gates,
beautiful old homes and a very interesting chapel. And there is a train
station, so you can try one of the 30 wine producers in Dambach la Ville
without renting a car!
8 miles/12 km
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).
8 miles/13 km
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.
Mont Sainte Odile
9 miles/14 km
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.
Looking for an Andlau Hotel?
Hotel le Zinck
Hotel le Zinck is a very cute hotel built in a lovely old
historic mill. Each room has its own theme. If you're looking for wood
beams and Alsatian charm, this hotel might not be for you, but if you
love unique hotel room decor, you'll love it. Breakfast, parking and
Simple three star Andlau hotel with simple rooms. Don't expect luxury
here. You can find some very good deals for this hotel. could be a good
choice for someone looking for a discount Andlau hotel. Breakfast, WiFi
and parking available. The hotel has a nice restaurant.