Daytrips from a Kientzheim Hotel
A Kientzheim hotel is perfect for anyone who wants some peace and quiet in a beautiful village.
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.
great destinations less than 10 miles away, perfect for short distance
bike rides, a long walk or very quick ride in the car.
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
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
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
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
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
7 miles/11 km
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.
Looking for a Kientzheim Hotel?
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.
Hotel Abbaye d'Alspach
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.