Unter der Linde means “under the lime tree” in German. The name was not chosen by chance: a huge lime tree stands in the middle of the courtyard of the huge Alsatian farmhouse hosting the guest rooms.
Unter der Linde is a place with a rich history: this former wine farm dates from the 17th century, but there are also remains of a Roman temple in the courtyard. Incredible, isn’t it? The different parts of the farmhouse date from different eras and have been progressively renovated with passion by the owner, who happens to be the President of the Society for the Preservation of Historic Monuments in Alsace. The past of the place has been respected during the restoration!
The farm is really impressive: it’s huge, you could almost get lost! The interior is entirely decorated in a traditional Alsatian spirit the exposed beams and the parquet floors are highlighted and you can find superb family furniture (if you like Alsatian furniture in painted wood, you should be happy : there are some very beautiful ones ! Personally I love it…). This does not look old-fashioned in my opinion: the mix of tradition and modernity is successful!
The guests have at their disposal, in addition to their room, a large garden, a terrace but also a superb Alsatian stub (the typical living room of the Alsatian houses, all in wood). It’s a place where you immediately feel good, especially since Catherine’s welcome is very friendly!
My room in Unter der Linde
I slept in Suite 7, which is frankly magnificent. The frame is impressive and gives a real feeling of space (knowing that it is in fact not only an impression: it is 50 m2!). In terms of comfort, everything was perfect too: soft bedding, Italian shower and bathtub of your choice.
The other rooms in Unter der Linde are smaller in some cases, but in general they are still large. Each one has its own personality, so it’s up to you to choose the one that appeals to you the most! For example, mine had a totally open bathroom, which may or may not be to your liking (if one gets up earlier than the other, it’s not ideal), but some have a totally closed bathroom.
Breakfast is served in the stub or on the terrace in the summer. Bread, kougelhopf, pastries, home-made jams, cold cuts, cheeses, farm yoghurts… There is a wide choice and the products are mostly local. Delicious!
Nordheim is located in the Kochersberg (if we want to be very precise, we are in fact at the limit between the Kochersberg and the Ackerland), 20 minutes from Strasbourg. Nordheim is the first village on the Alsace Wine Route (north of it). It’s a little touristic place but well located ! Not to spoil anything, it is a charming village typically Alsatian.
- Superb Alsatian farm
- Traditional decoration
- Comfortable rooms
- Friendly welcome
- Good breakfast
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My photos of the guesthouse Unter der Linde
The price of a night is from 80€ a night in low season, 90€ in medium season and 110€ in high season, breakfast included.
Book your stay in Unter der Linde
The address is: 11 rue de la Mairie, 67520 Nordheim. You have to count:
- 20 km from Strasbourg (about 20 minutes)
- 75 km from Colmar (about 1 hour)
- 116 km from Mulhouse (about 1h20)
It is possible to park on the street.
By public transport
You can watch your route on Vialsace.