Getaways near us # 7

Who said you had to go to the other side of the world to to escape ?

Marvel a stone's throw from us, it's possible and it's the right time! Every week this summer, we share with you getaway ideas outdoors and nature to do in our corner of Alsace, or less than an hour's drive from Haguenau.

On the heights of Val-de-Moder (Hill circuit): 18 kilometers from Haguenau

Between hills, vineyards, forests and orchards, this circuit offers you unique views. The Val-de-Moder unfolds its landscapes for you, during a pleasant walk full of discoveries! You may be lucky enough to observe a Magnificent sunset, breathtaking !

On the route you will come across an old vineyard shelter. At Geiersberg, take a seat on the Napoleonic bench in Vosges sandstone to savor the panorama at 261 meters above sea level: the Haguenau forest and the Outer Forest are part of the decor. Then, on the heights of Morschwiller, you will again dominate the plain of Alsace, the view extends from the northern Vosges to the Black Forest.

This hike is ideal for discover a hilly area from the Pays de Haguenau.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION & ACCOMMODATION : Circuit des Collines, 7,2 km, red ring markings (not to be confused with the solid red circle). Access possible from the parking lot of the old station in Pfaffenhoffen (crossroads D419 and rue du Rail in Pfaffenhoffen): opposite the old station, go right, walk along the railway line and cross it. At the corner of the street, a signpost indicates the direction. Map of the circuit available on the Club Vosgien du Val de Moder website.


Discovery tour in Soufflenheim (Le Tour des Potiers): 12 kilometers from Haguenau

This tour is ideal for going to the meet artisans, discover their activity of a potter who endures through time and generations. They will send you their passion and their know-how. We quickly let ourselves be charmed by this pretty town and this route to be done independently, using a map and an itinerary (in the form of a treasure hunt for children).

This is the opportunity to spend a pleasant moment en in family !

In their shops and workshops, let yourself be charmed by their creations. We guarantee it, you will be seduced by the pottery! A great opportunity to support local crafts by honoring this secular tradition.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION & ACCOMMODATION : Go to the Soufflenheim tourist information office (20B Grand Rue) to collect the game book. Circuit also available in downloading.


For many other getaway ideas, check out the brochure "20 escapades to the north of Alsace"!

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Tourist Office of Pays de Hagenau

the Tourist Office
of the Land of Haguenau
Tourist Office of the Pays de Haguenau

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