Alsace Daytrips from Hotels in Barr
If you're taking the train to Barr, you'll be spoilt for choice of nearby daytrips staying at one of the hotels in Barr...
in terms of the quick and easy daytrips in Alsace listed here, there
are 7, but that's not counting everything available in Alsace by
For those of you who prefer to walk or
bike, you've got 6 villages within less than 5 miles (and many more that
I didn't have room for.
If all of this appeals to you, you may want to take a look at the hotels in Barr.
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of Barr.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
1 mile/2 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.
1 mile/2 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/4 km
has been making wine since Roman times when retired Roman legionaires
started planting vineyards here. If you love old medieval houses, you'll
see lots of them here in Andlau and if you're in the mood it's only a
half day hike (3 hours average there and back) up to see two medieval
castles (Haut Andlau and Spesbourg). And when you get back you'll have a
good excuse to sit back and try some Alsace wine on your Alsace
5 miles/7 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.
5 miles/7 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).
Mont Sainte Odile
6 miles/10 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.
8 miles/13 km
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...
Looking for Hotels in Barr?
Hotel Le Manoir
Here is a lovely two star hotel perfect for a romantic vacation in
Barr. The building itself was built in 1924 and the rooms are
individually decorated in a romantic style. Right in the middle of Barr,
close to restaurants and shopping. Parking and WiFi are free. One of
the most popular romantic hotels in Barr.
Hotel-Restaurant du Chateau d'Andlau
This adorable little two star hotel is actually 2 miles (3 km) outside
of Barr. The perfect place for anyone looking to do some mountain biking
or hiking. In fact, of all the hotels in Barr, this one is particularly
accommodating to anyone traveling by bicycle. Great restaurant and even
better wine list! WiFi and parking are free. Breakfast available.
Hotel Chateau du Landsberg
This romantic little hotel (in the form of a castle) is just a mile (1.5
km) from the center of Barr. It's absolutely perfect for couples
looking for a romantic getaway. Each room has a jacuzzi bathtub. Some
rooms have fireplaces. And there is a spa with an indoor swimming pool,
sauna and spa treatments available. Great restaurant. If you dislike
matter of fact, business types of people, you may not enjoy this hotel.
The owners are not the most sociable people I've ever met, but they have
a great hotel!
Maison Rouge Barr
If you're looking for a nice, clean hotel with simple rooms for a
reasonable price, you couldn't do much better than Maison Rouge in Barr.
A great discount hotel choice right in the middle of Barr. Restaurant,
bierstub and fantastic terrace. WiFi and parking available. One of the
most popular discount hotels in Barr.
Hotel Saint Ulrich
Here's a simple little hotel a short walk from the center of Barr.
Don't expect luxury here, but you'll probably get a room for under 60€.
They always have promotional prices. And they have an outdoor swimming
pool! Views of the countryside and Chateau Haut Andlau. Many of the
rooms have a pitched room so not a good choice for very tall people.
Hotel les Hortensias is a beautiful 19th century building that has been
turned into a lovely three star hotel. Rooms are elegantly furnished.
Restaurant is very good. And the hotel itself is surrounded by gardens
plus there's a heated outdoor swimming pool. All within walking distance
of the center of Barr.
Luxury Gite in Barr Alsace
If you prefer to stay in a vacation rental apartment or gite in Barr,
there's a lovely one about 10 minutes outside of Barr (so you'll need a
car). Room for 4 adults or 2 adults with 3 kids. Other than the usual
things like a full sized kitchen, you'll find a jacuzzi bathtub, a sauna
and lovely terrace with a BBQ.