A Kientzheim hotel is a great choice...
Whether you are looking for a great hotel or friendly attentive staff. And you will be less than 10 miles away from quite a few beautiful villages, perfect for those of you planning to do some walking or biking.
Kientzheim is beautiful, quiet village in its own right with many choices for wine tasting and some very nice restaurants too.
You can visit the Alsatian Wine Museum to learn more about Alsace wines or walk around Kientzheim's almost completely intact city walls or go for a hike in the vineyards for some fantastic views...
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A Kientzheim hotel is perfect for anyone who wants some peace and quiet in a beautiful village.
And you'll be only a half hour walk from Kaysersberg and Ammerschwihr, not to mention only a 1 hour walk from Riquewihr or a little bit more for a number of other villages staying in a Kientzheim hotel.
Ten great destinations less than 10 miles away, perfect for short distance bike rides, a long walk or very quick ride in the car.
But in any case unless you are prepared for a 5 to 7 mile hike or bike ride with luggage, you'll want to rent a car, because the two closest train stops are a minimum of 5 to 7 miles away.
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of Kientzheim.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
1 miles/2 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...
2 miles/3 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.
3 miles/5 km
Riquewihr 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.
5 miles/8 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.
5 miles/8 km
If you find yourself in Riquewihr or that area of the Wine Road in Alsace and you want to get away from the crowds, head over to Hunawihr. It's right next door to Riquewihr and it's beautiful and quiet. You'll find great wine and scenery in a quiet and peaceful setting.
6 miles/10 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 you're interested...
7 miles/11 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.
The Hostellerie Schwendi is a small family owned hotel with large traditional Alsatian rooms (most of them with air conditioning) and a fantastic restaurant. Breakfast, WiFi and parking available. Very friendly and attentive staff although very little English is spoken.
The Hotel l'Abbaye d'Alspach is a very nicely decorated three star Kientzheim hotel with larger than average rooms (for France) in beautiful old (and well renovated) 11th century convent buildings. Attentive English speaking staff. WiFi, parking and breakfast available. Small fitness center and sauna.
The Hotel au Deux Clefs has simple (but clean and pretty) little rooms in beautiful renovated 16th century traditional Alsatian buildings. Parking for cars or bikes and breakfast available. This Kientzheim hotel is owned by friendly wine and brandy producers that speak only a little English.