Alsace Daytrips from Scherwiller Hotels
Scherwiller might be a good base for you if you're looking to avoid
crowds of tourists without being far away from some very popular Alsace
There's a train station so that makes for a very convenient location for anyone who doesn't want to rent a car of course.
you'll be only one stop away from the Selestat train station where you
can catch the shuttle bus to Haut Koenigsbourg, Monkey Mountain and the
Birds of Prey show.
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of the village.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
Dambach la Ville*
3 miles/4 km
Dambach la Ville
is the sort of Alsace wine village where you can walk around anywhere
and see something really beautiful, medieval city walls and gates,
beautiful old homes and a very interesting chapel. And there is a train
station, so you can try one of the 30 wine producers in Dambach la Ville
without renting a car!
3 miles/5 km
(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
3 miles/5 km
is a small town or a very large village in Alsace that's famous for its
15th century library which contains 70,000 books and documents from the
7th to 16th century and was a part of the medieval Latin School founded
in Selestat in 1441. But it's also a beautiful town to wander around
in on your Alsace vacation. Check out the Tuesday morning market if you
Birds of Prey Show
4 miles/6 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!
6 miles/9 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.
8 miles/13 km
is a quiet little village on the Alsatian Wine Road just past
Ribeauville. 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.
9 miles/14 km
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.
Looking for Scherwiller Accommodation?
Here's a cute little hotel surrounded by vineyards in Scherwiller. Rooms
for couples and families. Indoor pool and jacuzzi. Great French
restaurant (not Alsatian food). Free WiFi and parking. Breakfast