If you spend your holidays in the Kaysersberg valley, you’re bound to hear about these emblematic sites: monuments, natural areas, places of remembrance… these are all places that contribute to the identity of our region.
So if you want to get to know our beautiful region better, you’ve got to pay a visit: are you ready?
# The Faudé Tower
On the heights of Orbey and Lapoutroie, the Tour du Faudé dominates the landscape! It is reached by a family-friendly hiking trail (ideal for a family outing). Climb the steps to the top of the tower and enjoy the breathtaking 360° view!
# The Devin pond
The Etang du Devin is one of those places where the expression “communion with nature” takes on its full meaning. The peat bog, classified as a protected natural area, is home to exceptional flora and fauna. Soak up the atmosphere and the silence, observe and blend into the landscape…
# The castle of Kaysersberg
It’s undoubtedly the emblem of the town of Kaysersberg! The imperial town is proud of its castle, one of the most recognisable in Alsace, which dominates the vineyards and seems to protect the town. Did you know that? Access to the castle is free, and we strongly recommend that you climb the 122 steps of the tower for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Schlossberg Grand Cru!
# The Galtz monument
A Rio de Janeiro atmosphere in the hills above Ammerschwihr! The monumental Christ watches over the surrounding villages and is the perfect goal for a walk in the forest.
# The Tête des Faux
This place of remembrance, only accessible on foot, is nestled in the heart of the forest. Visiting this place is like plunging into the past: numerous relics line the route.
# The Wineck castle
Nestling in the heart of the vineyards, on its rocky spur, it watches over the village of Katzenthal. Château du Wineck is one of those places where you can go, sit on a bench and enjoy the moment.
# The church of Sainte-Croix
You can recognise its steeple from afar, but the treasure of the Church of Sainte-Croix can only be discovered when you push open its doors. The 4,25m high Christ on the Cross and its carved wooden altarpiece dating from 1518 are sure to capture your attention…
# The Lac Blanc
It needs no introduction – and yet! The Lac Blanc is an ancient glacial cirque on the heights of Orbey, close to the Route des Crêtes. It gets its name from the colour of its water, which makes you want to cool off! But make no mistake, its crystal-clear waters are not open to bathing, but are ideal for contemplation!
# The Lac Noir
Less well known than the Lac Blanc next door, the Lac Noir is an ideal place for hiking. Choose the short tour of the Lac Noir and take the path that crosses the rocks: a pretty viewpoint awaits you!
# The Sigolsheim Necropolis
At the entrance to the Kaysersberg valley, on the heights of the Sigolsheim vineyards, stands the National Necropolis on the Bluttberg hill. A place of battle during the Second World War, a place of meditation and spirituality today, it is also a landscape that embraces the mountains, the vineyards, the plain and the Black Forest. Go there, you’ll understand!