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Saint Hippolyte is a fantastic location if you want to get away from the crowds of other tourists, but still want to be near the most popular tourist sites on the wine road.
So if you think you would enjoy a quiet little village just a few miles or kilometers away from Haut Koenigsbourg, Ribeauvillé or Monkey Mountain, this village is for you!
Also a perfect choice for families with young children because there are so many fun things for children very close by...
But still plenty of fun for adults...and all on the wine road...
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Saint Hippolyte is 6 miles away from the nearest train station, so you will most likely need a car to stay or visit here.
And with a car you will rarely be more than 10 miles away from so many beautiful and interesting places to visit.
It is perfect for people traveling with children or adults who want to be close to the well known (and sometimes crowded) tourist sites in Alsace.
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of the village.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
3 miles/4 km
Bergheim 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.
3 miles/4 km
Kintzheim (not Kientzheim) is a pretty little wine road village in Alsace, but your kids probably aren't going to let you sit around and taste wine until you've taken them to Monkey Mountain (Montagne des Singes), the Birds of Prey show (Volerie des Aigles) and Cigoland which are just ten minutes away. And while you're at the Birds of Prey show you can tour the 13th century Kintzheim castle.
Birds of Prey Show
3 miles/4 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!
4 miles/6 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...
5 miles/8 km
The Haut Koenigsbourg castle was originally built in 1147 in the Vosges mountains. Like many castles it was enlarged a number of times and updated to deal with changes in warfare. But like most castles in Alsace, it was severely damaged in the Thirty Years War in the 1600s, but it was also fully restored in the 1900s. Haut Koenigsbourg will give you a very clear picture of life in a medieval castle in Alsace.
5 miles/8 km
If you're travelling with kids of any age, here's something fun for them...feeding monkeys at a monkey sanctuary near Haut Koenigsbourg! It's a great way to spend a few hours of your Alsace vacation. Then you can head on over to the Birds of Prey Show nearby.
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.
Hostellerie Munsch aux Ducs de Lorraine
A somewhat old fashioned style three star hotel. You can get a room with a view of Haut Koenigsbourg and vineyards. Prices are a bit higher as you would expect in a three star hotel. Good restaurant and service. WiFi and parking available free of charge.
François Bleger Bed and Breakfast
If the idea of a 17th century building renovated into a small bed and breakfast appeals to you, this may the accommodation choice for you. Rooms are nicely decorated. Prices are reasonable. All in the quiet little village of Saint Hippolyte.
Simple family owned hotel in the center of Saint Hippolyte. Beautiful old traditional Alsatian building with simple rooms. Reasonably priced. Rooms for families and groups available. Restaurant, WiFi and parking available.