Daytrips from Hunawihr
Clearly one of the big advantages of Hunawihr is how close it is to Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr...
But without the crowds of tourists of course.
there are no train stops in this part of the Alsace Wine Road, so
you'll need a car or be ready to make at least a 5 mile bike ride from
the closest train station.
And by bike or by car, you will be 5 miles away from many interesting sites and villages in Alsace!
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of Hunawihr.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
2 miles/3 km
If you've already started researching where to go in Alsace, you've probably heard of Ribeauvillé.
It's a beautiful wine road village with lots of medieval buildings,
restaurants, shops and wine. I think Ribeauvillé is a great place to
visit, although I have no idea why it is more popular than other wine
road villages that are just as beautiful. There are also three castles
above Ribeauvillé that you can hike up to and back in three hours if
2 miles/3 km
is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France because
visiting Riquewihr is like stepping hundreds of years back into history.
Somehow this wine road village managed to survive through countless
wars (including World War Two) unscathed. So enjoy it, but remember that
there are a lot of other people planning to visit Riquewihr with you
especially around July, August, and December.
4 miles/6 km
is a quiet little village on the Alsatian Wine Road just past
Ribeauvillé. One of the most amazing things about Bergheim is how it was
managed to preserve almost ALL of its medieval city walls. You can walk
around the village and see them for yourself before or after trying
some of the local wine and food.
4 miles/6 km
(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.
5 miles/8 km
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.
6 miles/9 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...
Birds of Prey Show
8 miles/13 km
Watching large birds of prey inside the courtyard of a ruined castle
(that you can explore either before or after the show) is a great idea
for older children (over 10). The younger ones are usually a little
scared. It's all in French, but you don't need much translation for this
show and it's very close to Monkey Mountain!
Looking for a Hotel in Hunawihr?
Meyer Rooms has a selection of 4 vacation rental apartments
available, some for up to 6 people and some for only 2 or 3 people. All
located just outside of the center of the village. Parking and WiFi access
is free. There is a restaurant nearby if you need it.
Domaine François Schwach et Fils
As you would expect, Domaine François Schwach et Fils is a wine producer here. They have a few rooms available in the style of a bed and
breakfast and 1 gite or vacation apartment. The rooms are nicely
decorated. WiFi and parking are free. Breakfast is available.