Hotel next to the Haut-Kœnigsbourg Castle, Saint-Hippolyte Alsace
Built in the 12th century, the Haut-Kœnigsbourg Castle has seen a succession of illustrious owners and, over the centuries, has witnessed rivalries between lords, kings and emperors. Dominating the Alsace plain from an altitude of 757 metres, it offers an exceptional panoramic view over the Vosges, the Black Forest and sometimes even the Alps. After crossing the drawbridge, you will discover the traditional houses, medieval weapons collections, the keep and the large bastion.
Located just a 10-minute drive from the hotel, this site is the most visited in the region after Strasbourg.
The village of Saint-Hippolyte
A typical village famous for its Pinot Noir, Saint-Hippolyte is located on the Alsace Wine Route. Surrounded by well-preserved medieval fortifications, it offers beautiful Renaissance or Baroque houses which lead to the combined Town Hall and Church square (dated back to the 14th century) where you will find a fountain dating from 1555.
Discover also the former Castle of the Dukes of Lorraine, built at the start of the 17th century, and the Stork Tower crowned with a steep roof, which defends the southeastern corner of the town. Also enjoy the waymarked walk (Wall path) which follows the outline of the ramparts outside the town.
Do not miss a visit to the very beautiful villages of Ribeauvillé, Kaysersberg, Riquewihr, Eguisheim, Turckheim, Obernai and the cities of Colmar, Strasbourg et Sélestat.
On the Alsace Wine Route
From the Hôtel Val-Vignes and Saint-Hippolyte, set out along theAlsace Wine Route and discover Pinot Noir. This grape variety is behind the creation of the appellation "Rouge de Saint-Hippolyte" famous for centuries.
The Alsace Wine Route winds around the foot of the Vosges Mountains among the Alsace vineyards and connects Marlenheim to the north with Thann to the south, covering 170 km through 119 winemaking villages.
As you visit the villages, discover the winding streets, fortified towns, half-timbered houses, rolling landscapes covered with grapevines, medieval castles and the winemakers growing some of the most famous grape varieties in Alsace.
Take advantage of the opportunity to visit some wineries for a privileged encounter with winemakers from the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr region.
Tourism in Alsace
- Unterlinden Museum and its famous Issenheim altarpiece
- Historic centre
- Hansi Museum
- Bartholdi Museum
- The Toy Museum
- Natural History and Ethnography Museum
- Montagne des Singes in Kintzheim
- Volerie des Aigles in Kintzheim
- Reintroduction Centre in Hunawihr
- Tellure, silver mine
- The Parc du Petit Prince in Ungersheim
- Europa-Park in Rust (Germany)
Fun and historical museums
- Musée des Eaux-de-Vie in Lapoutroie
- Palais du Pain d’Epices in Gertwiller
- Ecomusée d’Alsace in Ungersheim
- Alsace-Moselle Memorial in Schirmeck
Christmas in Alsace
From the end of November to the end of December, enjoy the magic of the Christmas markets in Colmar, Eguisheim, and the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr region! Multi-coloured decorations, magnificent Christmas trees, magical illuminations, and more. A fairytale universe which will ensure you many unforgettable moments:
- Savour our gingerbread and "Bredalas" (small Christmas cakes) and succumb to the aromas of cinnamon, orange, spices and mulled wine, which fill our villages
- Discover the artisanal traditions of Christmas in Alsace with candles, garlands, decorations, and lanterns which light the Christmas markets
- Meet the winemakers who offer original "Christmas Winery" activities
- 1 /