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Obernai, Alsace Wine Route

By Vicky · Published Apr. 19th, 2023 · Updated Aug. 30th, 2023

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Obernai is a well-preserved small town in Alsace known for its narrow streets and half-timbered houses, perfect for a walking tour.

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This walking tour starts from Place du Marché , the main town square in the centre of Obernai. There are a couple of free parking areas nearby. Alternatively, it’s about 500 metres from Obernai Train Station (30 minutes from Strasbourg, ~1 hour from Colmar).

Obernai Walking Tour Map

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Tips for Obernai Walking Tour

  • Obernai is on the Alsatian Wine Route and also has delicious Alsatian cuisine (think a blend of French and German). There are many restaurants and cafes to choose from in Obernai.
  • Alsatian cuisine includes Choucroute (sauerkraut), Tarte Flambée (flammkuchen, similar to pizza) and Baeckeoffe (a meat casserole). There are of course also delicious local wines, such as Riesling, Muscat and Pinot Gris.

For more walking tours and hikes, see our France Hiking Page .

Top Sights in Obernai

On this self-guided walking tour, you’ll wander around the best parts of Obernai. There are few specific attractions, the main enjoyment is simply meandering through the winding streets. You could spend up to a couple of hours in Obernai, or walk around quickly in just 45 minutes.

  • Place du Marché
  • Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul
  • Place des Fines Herbes
  • Les Remparts
  • Rue du Général Gouraud
  • Rue du Marché

Obernai Walking Tour Route

This walking tour starts from Place du Marché, the main town square in the centre of Obernai.

1. Place du Marché

Place du Marché in Obernai, the start of a walking tour

Place du Marché is the heart of the old town and the main square of Obernai. Beautiful old buildings surrounded this square and it has a lively market on Thursdays and Saturdays. La Fontaine Sainte-Odile, in the middle of the market square, is a 19th-century fountain dedicated to Saint Odile, the patron saint of Alsace.

The Hôtel de Ville is the town hall of Obernai, at one end of the marketplace. It was built in the 16th century and has a beautiful Renaissance façade. This square hosts the Obernai Christmas Market from late November to the end of December.

Directions: From the marketplace, head towards the town hall and turn right slightly uphill. On your right, you’ll see Le Puits a Six Seaux (The Well with Six Buckets), dating back to 1579. Through a coin in for good luck! You’ll see the church in front of you.

2. Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul

Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul

Key Information: Open every day 9am-noon and 2pm-6pm.

Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul is the main church of Obernai. It was built in the 14th century and has beautiful Gothic architecture. There are some lovely windows inside and a nice altar.

A colourful old historic building

Directions: After leaving the church, turn right through a park area following the location of the old town walls. Take the first left by the colourful building down to the main street and turn left again. Take the first right down a narrow alley and next left.

The Tourist Office is on the corner here. The staff speak English and you can pick up a map and get some information on the town. The Belfry , or Kappelturm (Chapel Tower), is in the centre of this small square. This is a Gothic bell tower, dating back at least 500 years.

Directions: Leave the square via the far left corner. Follow the road as it bends right down a cute street to the next square.

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3. Place des Fines Herbes

Tourist Information in Obernai

Many cute half-timbered buildings surround the Place des Fines Herbes, though the square itself is mainly a car park.

Directions: Leave the square from the far left corner, then turn left when you reach another main road. Soon on your right you’ll see an open area and the old town walls. Walk through the little stone archway to get onto the ramparts.

4. Les Remparts

Les Remparts

Les remparts, or the ramparts, are the old defensive walls that surrounded Obernai in medieval times, dating back to the 14th century. They have been well-preserved and you can still see some of the old towers and gates from this section of the wall.

Directions: Walk left along the ramparts to the main road and turn left.

5. Rue du Général Gouraud

 Rue du Général Gouraud

Rue du Général Gouraud is one of the main streets of Obernai and is lined with beautiful old houses, shops, and restaurants. The downside is that it’s a bit busy with cars.

Directions: Before you get back to the main square, look out for the narrow alleyway on the left leading between two cute almost-touching buildings. Head along this lane until you meet a main road. The next cute lane is the first on the right, heading back towards the centre of Obernai.

6. Rue du Marché

Corner of Rue du Marché in Obernai, on the Alsace Wine Route in France

Rue du Marché is a cute street lined by half-timbered buildings and restaurants and has a lot of charm. It’s a great place to end the walking tour of Obernai with a drink, crepe or ice cream.

Directions: If you continue along this street, you’ll end up at the Place du Marché where you started this walking tour of Obernai.

Best Places to Stay in Obernai

For such a small town, Obernai has many places to stay, from budget hostels to fancy hotels and everything in between. Check out the best places to stay in Obernai below:

  • A Mi Chemin *: We stayed here and it was perfect – a central location with small but elegant and clean rooms. It’s very affordable and there’s a small cafe beneath the hotel which serves very reasonably priced breakfasts.
  • L’Ecurie Obernai *: This gorgeous hotel has spacious rooms and a delicious buffet breakfast, but the highlight is perhaps the swimming pool. Additionally, it’s very close to the centre of town!

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Obernai: One of the Prettiest Towns in Alsace

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Last Updated:  5 February 2023

Located 30 km west of Strasbourg and at the foot of Mont Sainte-Odile , Obernai is a charming town that is well worth a visit. An important stop on the Alsace Wine Route , the town is surrounded by green hills and vineyards, which makes it even more attractive.

A general view of the town © French Moments

Its historic town centre is full of architectural treasures, including the Tour de la Chapelle, the old corn exchange, the neo-Gothic Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul church and the remains of its medieval ramparts. The narrow, picturesque streets are lined with pretty half-timbered houses and charming cafés.

Obernai © French Moments

Obernai and the Alsatian Decapolis

Obernai's monuments bear witness to a rich past. Obernai became a city around 1240 and then became an imperial city in 1280. The town prospered at that time. To protect itself against the covetousness of its powerful neighbours (including the bishop of Strasbourg), the prosperous town joined the Décapolis in 1354, an alliance of ten imperial towns in Alsace. It was the sixth largest city in the alliance in terms of power or wealth.

Obernai and its natural environment

Nature lovers will be delighted by the surrounding landscape, including orchards, valleys and forests. Hikers and cyclists can choose from numerous paths and routes.

Obernai is an ideal destination for nature lovers, history enthusiasts and gourmets. I am happy to introduce you to it on the occasion of a discovery tour.

The Obernai discovery trail

This is the route I follow when I visit Obernai...

  • Length of the circuit: approximately 1.5 km (1h30 to 2h)
  • Start and finish: car park of the ramparts
  • Places: rue du Marché, place du Marché, rue des Pèlerins, place de l'Etoile, rue du Chanoine Gyss, rue du Général Gouraud, rue du canal de l'Ehn, rue de Sélestat.

Click on the map ( or on this link ) to follow the proposed route on Google Map.

The route in Obernai in Alsace starts at the car park of the ramparts (parking des remparts) , where you will find parking spaces outside the ramparts.

The city walls near the car park: start of the Obernai discovery trail © French Moments

Place André Neher

A gate allows you to cross the rampart to reach the André Neher square .

Place Neher at Christmas © French Moments

On the right stands the Obernai synagogue . The neo-Romanesque building was built in the second half of the 19th century.

The Synagogue © GFreihalter - licence [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons

On the left, at the corner of the rue de Sélestat, is a 3*** hotel where we spent the night. The Hôtel Le Gouverneur is a historic 16th century building with a beautiful interior courtyard, beautifully illuminated at nightfall.

The inner courtyard of the Hotel Le Gouverneur in Obernai © French Moments

The tastefully decorated rooms are comfortable and cosy!

Our room at the Hotel Le Gouverneur in Obernai © French Moments

Click on this link to book your overnight stay...

Cross the rue de Sélestat and continue straight on, Rue du Marché.

Rue du marché

Lined with restaurants and shops, the Rue du Marché (Market Street) is one of the most pleasant in the city. You will discover beautiful half-timbered houses.

Restaurants and shops along the market street © French Moments

Rue du marché © French Moments

Restaurant terraces on the market street © French Moments

The Rue du Marché leads to the Place du Marché.

Place du marché

Here we are in the very centre of Obernai! The market square (Here we are in the very centre of Obernai! The market square is the focal point of the town. It is a historical site: the weekly Thursday morning market has been held here since 1301 !

Place du Marché © French Moments

Shops on the market place © French Moments

Half-timbered houses on the market square © French Moments

Old half-timbered houses on the market square © French Moments

The market square has a beautiful fountain and some remarkable buildings. These include:

Sainte-Odile Fountain

(Fontaine de Sainte-Odile)

The Sainte-Odile fountain , beautifully decorated with flowers during the season and for Easter and Christmas, dates from 1904. It pays tribute to the patron saint of Alsace.

Fountain of Sainte-Odile in bloom in spring © French Moments

Place du marché and fontaine de Sainte-Odile © French Moments

The statue of Sainte-Odile © French Moments

Fontaine Sainte-Odile on Place du marché © French Moments

La halle aux blés

(The Corn Exchange)

The Renaissance building dating from 1554 also housed the former public butchery. Take a look at the gabled façade. It is decorated with two cattle heads and the coat of arms of the town of Obernai.

Halle aux Blés © French Moments

The roof of the Halle aux Blés © French Moments

The Halle aux Blés now houses a restaurant. If you find a table on the first floor, you can enjoy a nice view of the market square (including the Christmas market that takes place here every year during Advent!)

The Christmas market © French Moments

L'hôtel de Ville

(Town Hall)

The present Town Hall , recognisable by its orange façade, was rebuilt in 1848 in the neo-Renaissance style.

The town-hall © French Moments

It is built on the remains of an arcaded building from 1370, in which the Burgess Court ( Tribunal des Bourgeois ) was located. The beautiful balcony and oriel are additions from 1604 and 1605.

Detail of the Renaissance balcony of the town hall © French Moments

Inside, the former courtroom contains inlaid woodwork and paintings illustrating the Ten Commandments (1609-1610).

The façade of the Obernai town hall © French Moments

La tour de la Chapelle

The Kapellturm (or Chapel Tower) is the emblematic monument of Obernai. Formerly the bell tower of the chapel of the Virgin (now disappeared), the tower was later used as both a belfry and a watchtower for the town.

The watchtower © French Moments

During Advent, the tower is beautifully lit in blue to orange. The part illuminated in white is the gallery with watchtowers dating from 1596. The spire is almost 60 metres high.

The Tour de la Chapelle at Christmas © French Moments

Ruelle des Juifs

(Jews Lane)

This picturesque alleyway is where the Jewish community lived in medieval times. If you look hard enough, you will see Hebrew letters engraved on a semi-circular portal. This is thought to be the entrance to the synagogue, which was first documented in 1454.

The entrance to the Ruelle des Juilfs © Urielevy - licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons

At the end of the alley, turn left into rue Sainte-Odile. Cross the street and take rue des Pèlerins. Walk to number 8 (on the right).

The Romanesque House

(Maison Romane)

The oldest house in Obernai is located at number 8 rue des Pèlerins. In the 13th century, at the time of the Hohenstaufen , it was the lordly house of the Rathsamhausen , a family of the Alsatian nobility.

La Maison Romane de la Rue des Pèlerins © Ralph Hammann - licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons

The house was used as a tithe yard: the attics were used as a grain store and a cellar. Indeed, the Rathsamhausen collected tithes. Their income was therefore well protected behind the ramparts of Obernai.

The house dates from 1220, and was altered several times. The gable bears the date 1513 and the carved door mentions the year 1524.

Return to Rue Sainte-Odile and turn left to Place de l'Etoile.

Place de l'Etoile

With its Merry-go-round, the Place de l'Etoile is surrounded by beautiful half-timbered houses. Its name comes from the sign of an inn located at number 7.

The Merry-go-round of the Place de la Victoire © French Moments

The carrousel of Place de l'étoile © French Moments

It was crossed by the mill canal, which was partially converted into a washhouse. Wine barrels were measured here, hence the nickname Sinnplatz.

House with glazed tiles, Place de l'Etoile © French Moments

At the end of the square is a beautiful half-timbered house which houses the restaurant Zum Schnogaloch.

The beautiful half-timbered house that houses the Zum Schnogaloch restaurant © French Moments

The house seen at night, place de l'étoile © French Moments

Take the passage on the left of the restaurant Zum Schnogaloch to reach the alley of the Bishop Caspar wall. Turn right and walk along the old wall to the church.

The Saints-Pierre-et-Paul Church

(Eglise catholique Saints-Pierre-et-Paul)

With its two spires, the neo-Gothic church of Saints Peter and Paul is the largest church in Obernai and, according to local rumour, the largest in Alsace after Strasbourg Cathedral .

The present church was inaugurated in 1872. It replaces an earlier Gothic sanctuary from the 15th century, itself built on the remains of a Romanesque sanctuary with a crypt (cc. 1160-1170). The Gothic church was demolished in 1867 as it had become too small to accommodate the parishioners.

Saints-Pierre-et-Paul - Source : Depositphotos.com

This 75-metre long sanctuary is located outside the city walls, on an estate that once belonged to the abbey of Mont Sainte-Odile.

The Vosges sandstone façade has three portals topped by a rose window and topped by two identical spires.

Inside, you will discover a remarkable neo-gothic decoration and the symphonic organ by Joseph Merklin (1882).

The nave of the church of Saints-Pierre-et-Paul © French Moments

The left transept retains a Holy Sepulchre (1504) as well as beautiful stained glass windows from the end of the 15th century, but altered in 1895-96.

The old stained-glass windows in the chancel © French Moments

Walk down Rue du Chanoine Gyss towards Place du Marché.

The Renaissance well

(Puits à six seaux)

The short rue du Chanoine Gyss is home to an exceptional structure in Alsace: the six-bucket well.

Puits à Six Seaux © French Moments

Dating from 1579, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved wells in Alsace.

Low-angle view of the well © French Moments

Known locally as the "Sechseimerbrunnen", the well was originally painted. It is the work of a team of craftsmen from Strasbourg. It consists of three columns with Corinthian capitals supporting an octagonal canopy. The latter includes cartouches with biblical inscriptions in German evoking the meeting of Christ and the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well and the discourse on the Bread of Life.

Finally, each of the three wheels carries two buckets, hence the name of the well!

As a little anecdote, on November 2, 1970, at noon, the structure of the well completely collapsed when the brakes of a truck gave out. Fortunately, it was decided to restore the well immediately. After two years, the monument was standing again!

Once you reach the Place du Marché, turn left and walk along the square, then the Rue du Général Gouraud.

Picturesque dead ends

The Place du Marché and the Rue du Général Gouraud give access to a succession of picturesque cul-de-sacs: the Cour des Artisans, the Rue des Papes, the Rue du Canon, the Rue du Loup...

A small alley in old Obernai © French Moments

A dead-end at Christmas © French Moments

At the Rue du Canon, cross the Rue du Général Gouraud and enter the alley opposite.

Rue du Canon and Rue du canal de l'Ehn

You will love the charm of the Rue du Canon and the Rue du Canal de l'Ehn!

A lane in Obernai's old town © French Moments

As its name suggests, Rue du Canal de l'Ehn follows the course of the small river Ehn, which was channelled and then buried in the 19th century.

The Ehn gave its name to Obernai which was called Oberehnheim from 1870 to 1918 and from 1940 to 1945. Oberehnheim can be broken down into : Ober Ehn Heim in German, which can be translated as "village on the upper reaches of the Ehn".

At the end of Rue du Canal de l'Ehn, turn left and follow Rue de Sélestat until its intersection with Rue du Général Gouraud. 

Rue du Général Gouraud © French Moents

Turn right, then after about 50 metres, turn right again and follow the Maréchal Foch rampart path. The car park of the ramparts will be a little further on the left.

Tour of the ramparts

If you still have some time left, I recommend a tour of the ramparts.

Les remparts (allée du Maréchal Foch) © French Moments

About the fortifications of Obernai

Obernai was defended by three systems of fortifications

  • a double enclosure surrounded the old town proper,
  • a more modest rampart surrounded the Faubourg , a district to the west of the old town,
  • to the north, a rampart protected the Selhof , the state and judicial court of the Hohenbourg abbey (at the top of Mont Sainte-Odile).

Obernai in 1761

A double wall

The first fortifications of the town only date from 1262-1282. The second wall, which doubles the first, is an early 14th century addition.

  • The inner wall of the old town is about 1400 metres long. It had about twenty towers and four city gates.
  • The outer wall consisted of a dozen towers and also four town gates (aligned with those of the inner wall). The defence of the town was completed by a series of drawbridges, portcullises and guardhouses.

In 1597, the towers and gates of the outer wall were equipped with some 40 fire hydrants of various sizes.

The town gates disappeared in the 19th century. They included the coat of arms of the town, the Empire or the ruler of the time.

What to see around Obernai

Nordberg war memorial.

For a panoramic view over the old town of Obernai, the Vosges and the Alsace plain, climb Rue de la Paix to the top of the Nordberg where a huge white cross stands to the memory of the Malgrés-Nous (French for 'against our will').

The memorial is dedicated to the 272 men of the region of Obernai who were forced to serve in the German Wehrmacht or in the Waffen-SS during the Second World War.

The monument is known as " Mémorial de l’ADEIF " (Association Des Évadés et Incorporés de Force), the Association of Deserters and Forcibly Enlisted men.

The panoramic view of Obernai from the War Memorial:

View of Obernai from the Nordberg - Source : Depositphotos.com

Further away, walk or drive back to town through the vineyards by a place known as "Les Cerisiers" to admire a fine view of the Alsace plain, the Black Forest (Germany) and the cathedral of Strasbourg . The view is best in the afternoon and evening when it is not backlight.

Mont Sainte Odile

Obernai stretches at the foot of Mount St. Odile (760 m), a famous and emblematic mountain in Alsace which is topped by the Hohenburg Abbey consecrated to Saint Odile. The view from the top offers a stunning panorama over the Plain of Alsace as far as Strasbourg .

Mont-Sainte-Odile © French Moments

From Molsheim to Dambach-la-Ville

This stretch of the Alsace Wine Route crosses charming little towns and villages:

  • Molsheim with its Metzig, a Renaissance town-house built in the 16th century,
  • Barr and its fine Town-Hall (1640) adorned with a beautiful loggia and a carved balcony.
  • Andlau , a flower-decked village between the slopes of the Vosges and the Alsace Plain. Andlau is well known for its vineyards and its two ruined castles: the Spesbourg and the Haut-Andlau.
  • Dambach-la-Ville with its postcard-perfect vista made up of ramparts, church spire, gateways and colourful and flowered half-timbered houses.

The roofs of Dambach-la-Ville on the Alsace Wine Route © French Moments

Molsheim © French Moments

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Christmas in Obernai

Christmas time is enchanting in Obernai with its  Christmas market , lights and decorations, ice-skating rink, gastronomic experience and exciting festive events. The chalets of the Christmas market are set up in the squares of the town centre.

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The Christmas festivities are themed under the slogan " Dream about Christmas in Obernai " (Rêvez Noël à Obernai). Many Christmas events are organised during  Advent in addition to the Christmas market: concerts, degustations, historic tours of the town, Christmas decoration workshops for children and Christmas cooking workshop for all public.

The chalets of the Christmas market of Obernai, Alsace © French Moments

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Some blog pages and other websites to complement the visit!

  • 🎄 Discover the Christmas market of Obernai
  • The guide to the Alsace Wine Route
  • Read this article in French on our blog Mon Grand-Est
  • Book your overnight stay in Hôtel Le Gouverneur***
  • The official website of the Tourist Board  of Obernai
  • 🚗 Rent a car in Strasbourg and start exploring Alsace!

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How to get to Obernai

The railway station of Obernai (Gare SNCF) is conveniently situated on the Strasbourg-Obernai-Barr-Sélestat line. Strasbourg train station (30km) has train connections to Mulhouse, Frankfurt, Lyon, Basel and Paris.

Situated along the scenic Alsace Wine Route  linking Marlenheim to Thann, Obernai is easily reached from Strasbourg (30 km), Colmar (47km), Freiburg-im-Breisgau (80km), Mulhouse (90km), and Basel (116km) and Nancy (125km). Paris is 460 km from Obernai.

The closest international airport is Strasbourg-Entzheim (25km), serviced by national and European airlines.

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Oh my! What a beautiful, charming town! I’ve been to Strasbourg and Colmar, but missed Obernai so now I must return! The photos are lovely. Pierre, a couple of edits: the last sentence of the Place de Marché paragraph is a repeat. Also, I believe “blé” is wheat, not corn. (I don’t know why I know that!!)

Thank you very much, Janis. I’ve just edited the post with the repeat. My understanding is that corn means “blé” in British English and “maïs” in American English, where “blé” is said wheat… So translating from English to French may be delicate! Hope this makes sense! 🙂

Ah, also: so many names in Obernai are German. What is Obernai’s history with Germany. Was it German when it was established and how/when did it become French? Thank you!

Obernai was an imperial city throughout the Middle Ages, part of the Holy Roman Empire. The town became French in 1679 following the Treaty of Nijmegen. Since then, it has shared the fate of Alsace: French until 1870 German from 1871 to 1918 French from 1918 to 1940 German from 1940 to 1944 French from 1945.

Thank you so much! I love your articles, France, and (most) all things French. I try to visit as often as possible.

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Obernai Walking Guide : a Must See City on the Alsace Wine Route

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Located in the heart of Alsace, Obernai is a great stopover town that is commonly qualified as a true “condensed version” of Alsace due to its remarkable historical heritage and its capacity to preserve its architectural and cultural authenticity that reflects so well that of the Alsace region.

At first glance, this medieval city of 14 000 inhabitants nested into the foothills of the Vosges mountains could appear “small” if we look at its geographical size. And yet, once inside, it is a gigantic potential that Obernai is offering to its inhabitants and thousands of tourists. With such a multitude of activities (cultural, winemaking, sport-related, just to name a few) that are organised throughout the year, and let’s not forget its famous Christmas market, it’s not surprising that Obernai maintains its rank as the most touristic city in Alsace after Strasbourg, often known as the “capital” of Europe.  

Perfectly located between Strasbourg and Colmar, Obernai can be easily pinned in your travel itinerary and you can dedicated one afternoon or an entire day depending on your desires.

Here is the list of things to do and to see in Obernai which will help you define which activities you fancy. Most of those are mainly located in the heart of the old city and can be reached by walk!

Lovers of history, nature, sport, gastronomy and/or wine, here is a great opportunity for you to discover Obernai, which will be an unforgettable stop in your roadmap!

Discover Obernai’s History

Discovery tour of the old city.

  • Time: 1 hour
  • Address: main square area
  • Check out the tour details here (French)

Travel by foot to see the monuments and historical sites of Obernai to comprehend its rich historical past. Among the must-sees: the Market Place, the Belfry (often named “Kapellturm” by the Alsatians), the Catholic Sts. Peter and Paul Church with its two bell-towers), the Six Buckets Well and the Star Place.

The little train of Obernai

  • Time: 40 min
  • Address: in front of the Office of Tourism, Belfry place, 67210 Obernai. Tickets to pay directly to the train driver.
  • http://www.petit-train-obernai.fr/

Well, here is a fun way to explore the city! At a slow speed, discover the key historical sites and learn also about the recent development of the city, all these informations being commented and transmitted via earphones, with simultaneous translation in 14 languages. The little train will bring you up at the Mont National by driving through first the Schenkenberg vineyards. If you are lucky with the weather, you can even spot down the Cathedral of Strasbourg!

Obernai vu du Mont National

The Ramparts of Obernai

  • Time : 30 min
  • Address: periphery of the old city

You can admire the fortifications of Obernai by walking along the medieval remparts (1,4 km long) which used to be consisted of about 20 towers and 4 gates.

Le début de la promenade autour des Remparts d'Obernai

Relax and Enjoy the Nature

Schenkenberg wine trail.

  • Time : 1h30
  • Address: allée du Mémorial, 67210

Located very closed from the Mont National, a little bit on the heights, this pedestrian tour will permit you to admire a great panoramic view on the Alsace plain and its hills and go for strolls around the Schenkenberg vineyards where you will find some informations signs along the paths about the vineyard work and the diversity of grape varieties in Alsace.

Ehn trails (Sentier de l’Ehn)

  • Time : 2h00
  • Address: departure from the “Plein-Air” swimming-pool (28 Rue de Boersch, 67210 Obernai)

Very well appreciated by the walkers and runners, the Ehn trails of about 2,4 km long is ideal for those of you that like to be in contact with nature, far from the noise and the bustling city. While wandering along the river of Ehn, you will find information signs by the municipality and other collaborators such as the Sivom du Bassin de l’Ehn with the help of students from the Agricultural Secondary School of Obernai, which was a way to get people aware of the benefits of nature and its preservation.

Fitness Trail (Parcours Santé)

  • https://www.obernai.fr/Fr/Divertir/Sport/Parcours-sante.html

Declined in 3 different ways, the Fitness trail is perfect for runners (with signs along the way with exercise instructions for all levels), people loving strolls as well as mountain bike and horse ride enthusiasts.

Be Lazy in a park

Obernai public park.

  • Address : Route de Boersch, 67210 Obernai
  • Opening hours : from Monday to Thursday from 8h15 to 12h00 – from 13h45 to 17h30, Fridays from 8h15 to 12h00 – from 13h45 to 16h30, closed on Saturdays and Sundays

The perfect spot to rest and relax! With about 4 hectares, the public park is a great green space, big and well taken care of by the municipality. While strolling in, you will find a beautiful vegetation (especially the giant sequoia), nice garden and relaxing areas perfectly suited to enjoy picnic or just simply lay down on the grass.

Another thing that can be very convenient for families, you will find a big playground for kids at the end of the park.

The Léonardsau Estate

  • Address: Rue de Dietrich, 67210 Obernai
  • Opening hours: everyday from 8h00 to 19h00

Little known by the general public, the Léonardsau estate is a beautiful site where you will find its castle built by Baron Albert de Dietrich in the 19th century as well as its park spreading out 9 hectares, both being on the waiting list for being registered as historic monuments.

Make a splash during summer

L’o espace aquatique.

  • Address: 6 Rue Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 67210 Obernai
  • Opening hours: from Monday to Friday from 10h00 to 20h00, saturdays and Sundays from 9h00 to 20h00
  • http://www.lo-obernai.fr/

Built by the Communauté de Communes du Pays de Sainte-Odile, the Espace O is a complex dedicated to swimming and aquatic recreational activities. What you will find inside: the “Aquatic area” with two pools and one solarium, the “Well-being area” with baths, saunas, hammams and tepidarium as well as the “Fitness area” with access to a lot of machines.

You can also have a meal there, you can find dishes à la carte or eat the dish of the day.

Obernai “Plein Air” Swimming-pool

  • Address: 28 Rue de Boersch, 67210 Obernai
  • Opening hours: from Monday to Thursday from 10h00 to 20h00, Fridays and Saturdays from 9h00 to 20h00
  • Prices : children under 4 years old 1,50 EUR, children from 4 to 17 years old 3,50 EUR, adults 4,50 EUR
  • http://www.lo-obernai.fr/fr/piscine-plein-air

Ideal during summer, this swimming-pool opens its doors during June, July and August for the pleasure of large and small. In addition to this pool, you will find an area dedicated for children with outside water games as well as some green spaces ideal to get some shades.

Discover winemakers and distillery in Obernai

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  • Address : 167 Route d’Ottrott, 67210 Obernai
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8h-12h / 13h30-18h30. Saturday: 9h-12h / 13h30-18h30. Sunday and Holidays: 10h-12h30 / 15h-18h
  • http://www.blanck-obernai.com/

You will find there a beautiful array of Alsatian wines from Crémant, traditional wine, vieilles vignes to vendanges tardives.

Top wines: Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer.

Domaine SEILLY

  • Addresse : 18 Rue du Général Gouraud, 67210 Obernai
  • Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday from 9h00 to 12h00 – from 14h00 to 18h00, closed on Sundays
  • http://www.seilly.com/en/

Vins WEIBEL Marcel et Fils

  • Address: 18 Rue de la Colonne, 67210 Obernai
  • Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday from 9h00 to 12h00 – from 13h30 to 19h00, Sundays from 9h00 to 12h00 – from 13h30 to 17h00
  • https://www.vins-weibel.com/

Buchholz Strub Annie

  • Address: 14 Rue de Bernardswiller, 67210 Obernai
  • Opening hours :  every day from 10h00 to 22h00

Artisanal Distillerie Lehmann

  • Address: Chemin des Peupliers, 67210 Obernai
  • Opening hours: from Monday to Friday from 9h00 to 12h00 – from 14h00 to 18h00, Saturdays from 9h00 to 12h00 – from 14h00 to 16h00, closed on Sundays
  • http://www.distillerielehmann.com/

The magic of Christmas in Obernai

You can visit the Alsace region during the whole year, however there is great moment where the concentration of tourists is as its best. It is indeed the Christmas period which usually starts the last weekend of November until the end of this festive season. During this time, both big and small cities prepare the best decorations from now and yesteryear, and set their respective Christmas market.

Obernai is among the must-visit cities in Alsace to discover during the Christmas season. With a marvelous Christmas market with its typical wooden chalets, it is a reminder to authentic Alsatian traditions to contemplate… with of course a glass of glühwein and some grilled chestnuts!

Le Marché de Noël d'Obernai

More Information

Tourist office of obernai.

For more informations, don’t hesitate to visit the Tourist Office with its team that will be able to help you on specifics details about things to visit or do in Obernai.

  • Address: Place Beffroi, 67210 Obernai
  • Opening hours here:   https://www.tourisme-obernai.fr/En/Information/Opening-hours.html

The good Restaurants

Restaurants “Winstub”, gastronomic, Michelin-star…you are lucky to have so many choices among 50 restaurants in the city!

Discover here our list of favourite restaurants in this article:  https://www.villaducoteau.fr/en/villa-du-coteaus-favourite-restaurants-obernai-and-nearby/

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Obernai is in the Bas-Rhin department of the Alsace region, 25 kilometres south of Strasbourg .

Exploring Obernai

A picture postcard pretty town, Obernai has lots of delightful medieval houses lining the narrow streets and small open plazas, all set within the original ramparts of the town, as well as many notable buildings and historic monuments. Most of the highlights are in or close to the central square in Obernai.

Place du Marche in Obernai

Many of the houses are painted in the resplendent colours typical of Alsace. Each house is a different colour, has different patterns of beams and different shutter colours. It is one of the best and most 'traditional' of the lovely Alsace towns and we found Obernai to be utterly charming.

France This Way review: the greatest surprise of a visit to Obernai is the extent to which the town appears unchanged from its heyday in the 15th and 16th centuries and much of the pleasure of a visit comes from simply wandering around admiring the buildings and flowers.

There are several interesting monuments of note that you will come across as you explore:

- The Belfry (opposite Obernai tourist office) is a 60 meter high tower which was once the steeple of, and is now all that remains of, the 13th century Chapel of the Virgin. It was also used in centuries passed as the town watchtower but is now the clock tower. Note in particular the decorative balustrade at the top of the tower.

- On the Rue des Pelerins (Pilgrim's Street) there is a Romanesque house built in 1240.

- The 'six buckets well' is a Renaissance style well built in the 16th century with Corinthian style columns and six buckets hanging from its canopy, each one planted with flowers. It is on the street which leads up to the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul and gives a charming picture with the well in the foreground and the church in the background.

- The fortifications of Obernai run right round the town. In total they are 1400m long with 20 towers and 4 tower gates, and there is a pleasant tree-lined walk which runs all the way round the outside of the medieval wall.

- Obernai's corn exchange was built in 1554 in Renaissance style with a touch of Gothic and is a very typical example of the local architecture which incorporates arcades, colombage and a tall steep roof.

- The market place is a lovely square in the heart of the town. The belfry and town hall are at one end and the corn exchange at the other, and between the two there are lots of lovely half-timber houses. The Town Hall is a beautifully proportioned building incorporating several features of interest such as the small stone balcony at the end of the building.

- You can also see the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, built of red stone with an imposing facade in three sections and incorporating a large rose window, and tall towers with decorative spires to either side

Obernai market day is Thursday morning.

If you pick up the leaflet from the tourist office in Obernai next to the belfry and follow their suggested circuit around the town centre (about half an hour on foot) you can be sure of seeing all the principal sights.

Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Obernai

Attractions nearby

Obernai is a good sized town with plenty of hotels, restaurants and shops that make it a good base for exploring the area the vineyards of the region. Obernai is on the Alsace Wine Route , hence there are a multitude of small attractive villages to discover in the vicinity.

The town is also at the foot of Mont Sainte Odile . Though it is a 15-20 minute drive from Obernai to get to the convent on Mont Saint Odile the views from there are excellent and the trip is recommended.

You can find more travel ideas in the Bas-Rhin guide and the Alsace guide .

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Obernai is classified as a recommended detour town (plus beau detour)

Address: Obernai, Sélestat-Erstein, Alsace, 67210, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 48.463, longitude 7.4827

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  • Domaine du Windeck: remarkable garden (4 km)
  • Mittelbergheim : most beautiful village (8 km)
  • Itterswiller: ville fleurie 4* (12 km)
  • Jardin du chateau de Kolbsheim: remarkable garden (13 km)
  • Champ du Feu: site of natural beauty (18 km)
  • Le jardin de Marguerite: remarkable garden (18 km)
  • Cigoland: zoo or wildlife park (23 km)
  • Diebolsheim: ville fleurie 4* (23 km)
  • Strasbourg : town of art and history (24 km)
  • Jardin botanique de l'université de Strasbourg: remarkable garden (24 km)
  • Strasbourg Grand Ile : heritage site (24 km)
  • Parc du château de Kintzheim: remarkable garden (24 km)

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  • Visit the charming village of Obernai
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  • See the Pagan Wall that surrounds the area

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Today, we will come and pick you up at your centrally located accommodation in Strasbourg. Meet your English speaking expert guide that will go over the program and itinerary of this small group half day tour from Strasbourg. This tour combines the visit of a small town of the region of Alsace located on the Alsace wine route with the visit of Mont Sainte Odile, one of the most popular attractions of Alsace.

Take in the Serene and Inspiring Sights of the Alsace Region

Depart from Strasbourg and begin to make your way through the Alsace region. Discover the small village of Obernai, certainly one of the most beautiful of Alsace with its little winding streets, old houses, ensigns and ramparts. An irresistible charm operates as you visit the historical medieval and Renaissance city center. The streets are lined with flower decked houses and lead either to an old well or to the ramparts. It seems as if all the best and most authentic Alsace has to offer is on display here. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the village.

Visit Mont Sainte Odile Site 

Then reach Mount Sainte Odile, a sacred place dedicated to the patron saint of Alsace that still attracts many pilgrims. The site is serene and the panoramic view on the Alsace plain is unbelievable. Pink sandstone cliffs serve as a pedestal to a convent composed of a church, four chapels and a stunning terrace. Another unique feature of the site is the Celtic Pagan Wall. About 11 Kilometers long, between 1.6m and 1.8m large, it is composed of more than 300 000 blocs of stone and can reach 3 meters in height in some areas. The date of construction and function of the wall are yet to be known and the origin of the wall is nurtured by tales & legends rather than archaeological facts. Follow your guide as you visit the monastery and then enjoy some free time for personal discovery.

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  • Tour available all year round (except May 1st, Dec 25th and Jan 1st)
  • 4 hour Private Alsace Sightseeing Tour
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
  • Tour involves some walking, good walking shoes recommended
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
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  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Strasbourg
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