Saverne castles hike (7h)

by | Updated on 1/03/2023 | Activities, Hiking, On a budget, Open on sundays | 0 comments


Here is the route of a beautiful hike around Saverne made in July with the Club Vosgien. and called Circuit des Châteaux de Saverne. It allows to admire very beautiful ruins of castles (the highlight being the Haut-Barr Castle) and offers superb panoramas on the neighboring summits of the Vosges as well as on the plain of Alsace.

Here are the main stages of this hike: Castle Greifenstein->Saint-Vit cave>Castle Ochsentein-> Brotsch-Tower>Table of Witches->Small Geroldseck->Grand Geroldseck->Upper Barr.

The hiking trail winds through the forest, regularly leading to beautiful views such as from the tower of the Greifenstein castle, the Saint-Vit cave, the Brotsch tower or the Haut-Barr.

The Grotto of Saint-Vit is an interesting place. In addition to the amazing cave, there is a beautiful alpine garden and a nice view of the Upper Barr Castle.

Last step of the hike, the castle of Haut-Barr in Saverne is really worth a visit. It is possible to go up on the Devil’s Bridge, built between two impressive rocky spurs, from where the view is fabulous (see photo above).

The trail is marked by the Vosges Club, but the IGN map is indispensable as a complement!

My photos of the hike around Saverne

Practical information

Departure and arrival

Parking of the place des Dragons in Saverne. Follow the “blue rectangle” signs to start.



By car

The address is: place des Dragons in Saverne. Saverne is located in:

  • 51 km from Strasbourg (about 45 minutes)
  • 87 km from Colmar (about 1h20)
  • 128 km from Mulhouse (about 1h40)
By public transport

It is possible to come by train to the station of Saverne.



Laurène est la créatrice du blog Mon week-end en Alsace. Bretonne installée en Alsace depuis 2014, elle est tombée amoureuse de sa région d'adoption au point de lui dédier un blog et d'acheter avec son mari une maison alsacienne dans un village du Kochersberg, près de Strasbourg. A pied, à vélo, sur ses chevaux ou au volant de sa voiture, elle aime partir explorer les moindres recoins de l'Alsace pour dénicher de bonnes adresses à partager sur le blog.


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