Alsace Daytrips from Selestat Hotels
Selestat hotels are a great choice for anyone who is planning to not
rent a car, but still wants to be close to a lot of fun things to do in
Mainly because you can catch a shuttle bus
from the train station in Selestat to Haut Koenigsbourg, Montagne des
Singes, Volerie des Aigles and Cigoland.
mention there are quite a few wine road villages just a short train ride
away (and even more villages that are just a short bike ride away).
Regardless of how you choose to travel around Alsace, Selestat hotels are worth your consideration.
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of Selestat.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
3 miles/5 km
is known for its Riesling, so if you're a fan, you'll want to stop by.
Speaking of which, Scherwiller has a train station so you can drink to
your heart's content! And you can make a 45 minute walk to two castles,
the Ortenbourg and Ramstein from the village.
4 miles/6 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
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.
Dambach la Ville*
6 miles/9 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!
7 miles/11 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 Selestat Hotels?
For those of you looking at Selestat hotels who would love to stay in
a renovated old farm house, you might want to look at the Hotel
l'Illwald. The air conditioned rooms are beautifully decorated in both
modern and old fashioned styles. They also have a restaurant, bar and
outdoor swimming pool. Breakfast, WiFi and parking available.
If you are looking for good deals on Selestat hotels, here is a lovely
little two star hotel that is very affordable just outside of the
historic center of Selestat. The rooms are decorated in a modern baroque
style. Nice little restaurant and bar on the premises. Very reasonably
priced breakfast. WiFi and parking available.
The Hotel Vaillant is a tastefully decorated modern style hotel located
right next to the historic city center of Selestat (and only a few
minutes from the train station). Very friendly and helpful staff. The
restaurant (and breakfast) is very reasonably priced. Fitness center,
WiFi and parking available.
Etap Hotel Selestat
The Etap Hotel Selestat will offer you the very basics for a very low
price. You get a simple, clean room for up to three people. A shower, a
sink, a toilet and not much more. You'll probably need to provide your
own shampoo (and maybe soap). A very good and inexpensive breakfast is
available. Parking and WiFi are available. This hotel is a short drive
from the center of Selestat.
Auberge des Allies
If you're looking for Selestat hotels for a lower price, here's a
discount hotel with a little more charm, then you might like the Auberge
des Allies. Located in a 17th century building with clean rooms that
could use some redecorating and right in the middle of the historic
center of Selest. There's a restaurant serving Alsatian food. Breakfast
and WiFi available.