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Our region


Our hotel - restaurant is located in northern Alsace, more exactly in “Outre-Forêt” (beyond forest). This lightly isolated region is in the North of the natural barrier that is the forest of Haguenau, the 6th forest of France, wide of around 30 kilometers and with a 21000 hectare surface. There, you can find a plentiful nature, as well as fortified castles or works of the famous Maginot line.

The Winery of Cleebourg

If you visit our region and our hotel, you can’t avoid a visiting the Winery of Cleebourg, mostly because it is situated next to our establishment. Founded in 1946 and situated in the North of the Wine Route of Alsace, it gathers 170 wine growers of villages in the surroundings together, namely Cleebourg, Oberhoffen-les-Wissembourg, Riedseltz, Rott, and Steinseltz. The annual production of wine and cremant is about 15.000 hectoliters.

Cave Vinicole de Cleebourg
Wine glas   (© OT Wissembourg)

More information : www.cave-cleebourg.com/uk , www.alsace-wine-route.com/en

Hiking

We are located within the Northern Vosges Regional Natural Park, recognized world reserve of the biosphere by the UNESCO. This protected and classified zone is a real paradise for nature lovers and a great playground for hikers, cyclists or horse riders.

Randonée
Hiking        (© OT Wissembourg)

Many hiking ways exists, some of them starts from the Hotel itself.

More information : www.club-vosgien-wissembourg.com , www.ot-wissembourg.fr/site/index.php/en

Picturesque villages

Let yourself drift away by our warm and friendly little villages such as Betschdorf, Hunspach (classified most beautiful village of France) Hoffen, Seebach, Steinseltz, etc.

Streisselhochzeit
Cortege in Seebach        (© UAS)

More information : www.tourism-northernalsace.co.uk

The Maginot Line

The Maginot Line is a line of fortifications built from 1928 along the borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. The term indicates mostly the defenses of the Northeast of France on the border with Germany. It owes its name from the French Secretary André Maginot that used to be Secretary of the War before WWII. You can visit different forts in Schoenenbourg (15 km), in Lembach (15 km), or in Hatten (23 km).

Lembach
GFM cloche   (© ADT 67 / C. Fleith)
Schoenenbourg
Galery   (© ADT 67 / C. Fleith)

More information : www.lignemaginot.com , http://www.lignemaginot.fr

Castle Fleckenstein

The Castle Fleckenstein (15 km) is a semi-troglodyte fortified castle built in the middle Ages (12th century AD). It is located in the village of Lembach. It is the second most visited castle of Alsace, and it is also an historical monument since 1898.

Château du Fleckenstein
The Fleckenstein castle   (© ADT 67 / C. Fleith)

You can go to the castle with the bus line 317 from the company Réseau 67 which rides from Good Friday till 1st of November. The departure is in Wissembourg at the train station, a stop is located at the Cleebourg Winery. It rides on Wednesdays, Sundays and bank holidays (French and German ones).

More information : www.fleckenstein.fr

Wissembourg

Wissembourg
The Schlupf        (© ADT 67 / C. Fleith)

Wissembourg (5 km away) is a beautiful medieval town on the border with Germany. The city was founded in the 7th century AD by Benedictine monks who built an abbey. Surrounded by ramparts and crossed by the river “Lauter”, Wissembourg and its pretty narrow streets will for sure take you back in time. It has been the home city for various famous people, like the monk Otfried, founding father of the German language; the explorer Charles de Foucauld, the defeated Polish king Stanislas Leszczynski and her daughter Maria Leszczynska who became the wife of Louis the 15th or the French composer André Bloch. Wissembourg is classified “Plus Beau Détour de France” (one of the most beautiful cities of France).

More information : www.ot-wissembourg.fr/site/index.php/en

Bitche

The first mention of Bitche (55 km away) was in a letter dated from the 12th century AD. It has a citadel that became famous during the war against Prussia in 1870 when Commander Teyssier resisted a long time against the Prussian enemy. Dismantled and rebuilt many times, it was rebuilt by the famous French architect Vauban (among others). Visitors can now experience the great historical moments of the citadel again thanks to a movie that can be watched in the underground.

Citadelle de Bitche
Citadelle de Bitche        (© Moselle tourisme / J.C Kanny)

More information : www.tourisme-paysdebitche.fr/index.php?lang=2

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