Getaways near us # 5

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.

Canoe trip on the Moder

What better way than to feel like on vacation than to board a boat that allows you to sail over the water? Navigate the Moder in the heart of summer, when the beautiful days lead us in search of natural islands of freshness, it is one of our best plans.

From Drusenheim, H20 Passion gives you the choice between simple rental, or outings accompanied by qualified instructors on an easy 25 km route, to Neuhaeusel. Pick a nice summer day, invite a few friends over, equip yourself with a swimsuit, sunscreen, something to eat and let's go for a day of crazy laughs between splashes and beautiful discoveries! A picnic in the middle of a flourishing nature will be your reward. Change of scenery and disconnection guaranteed!

Pratical information : The outings are very popular, remember to book. Contact, rental and reservation of guided walks: H20 Passion,, 03 88 06 11 38.

Ideal for learning about a nautical activity respectful of the environment in the middle of nature. Allow a good half-day, or even a full day.

Want even more? Boating has conquered you?

Pass by the Offendorf Marina, where boat rentals are possible with or without a skipper to navigate the Rhine.

Information from theRhine Country Tourist Office.


Anecdotes and secrets in the land of glass magicians

What if we told you that Wingen-sur-Moder, a meeting with the inhabitants and the glassmakers is possible in the middle of the forest? This is what the (free) "Hanau-La Petite Pierre" application offers, accompanying you on many circuits including that of glassmakers trail.

Are you allergic to digital? Don't panic: it is also a pleasure to walk these paths with your hands free, in the heart of this fascinating territory whose treasures inspire the region's glassworkers. But the application allows access to a story shared by the inhabitants for a fun discovery between anecdotes, testimonials and little secrets.

At the bend of the paths, you can also see the elegant Villa Lalique which stands out at the edge of the forest as well as the old Hochberg glassware ... Let yourself be surprised and discover the history of glassmakers (and meet the Highland cows, stars of the valleys that came straight from Scotland).

Pratical information : Ideal for those who wish to combine hiking and culture (with a touch of digital), for a half day.

The glassmakers' path is an 8 km loop that starts at the Lalique museum in Wingen-sur-Moder (easy access by train, Wingen-sur-Moder station, 45 minutes from Strasbourg). A sound tour is available on the Hanau-La Petite Pierre app and on the website.

Want even more? A stop at the Lalique museum is a must!

We recommend that you take a walk in the gardens and, why not, have a drink in the old glassmaker's house, which has been converted into a restaurant next to the museum in order to enjoy the view of the forest. Link to website or Lalique museum.


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

Article written by:

Tourist Office of Pays de Hagenau

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

The team of the tourist office is at your disposal to help you prepare your stay in the Land of Haguenau or to suggest activities during your holidays. Come and discover an authentic territory with its crafts, its forests, its Alsatian traditions ...