Hike around Saverne (7h)

by | Nov 30, 2018 | Activities, Hiking, On a budget, Open on sundays | 0 comments

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Here is the itinerary for a pretty hike around Saverne, that I did in July with the Club Vosgien. You will be able to admire beautiful castle ruins (the highlight being Haut-Barr Castle) and superb panoramic views over the neighboring summits of the Vosges, as well as over the Alsace plains.

The main stops of this hike are: Greifenstein Castle->Saint-Vit Cave->Rappenfels->Stambach->Krappenfels->Brotsch Tower->Petit Geroldseck->Grand Geroldseck->Haut-Barr.

The hiking path winds through the forest, regularly opening onto beautiful viewpoints from Greifenstein castle tower, Saint-Vit cave, Brotsch Tower or Haut-Barr.

Saint-Vit Cave is an interesting place. In addition to the cave, you can admire a pretty Alpine garden and beautiful views over Haut-Barr Castle.

The last stop of the hike, the Haut-Barr Castle in Saverne is really worth a visit. It is possible to climb the Devil’s Bridge, built in between two impressive rocky spurs and from which the view is spectacular (see picture above).

The path is marked out by the Club Vosgien, but the IGN map is essential to have as well! You can print it below, if you would like to do this itinerary. Remember to zoom in to see the details of the paths to follow.

My pictures of the hike around Saverne

Practical information

Start and finish

Parking of the Place des Dragons in Saverne. Follow the markings “Blue rectangle” to start.

Characteristics

  • Distance: about 15 km
  • Difference in altitude: about 660 m
  • Duration: about 7h, including breaks

Getting here

By car

The address is as follows: Place des Dragons in Saverne. Saverne is located:

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

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

Map

Laurène

Laurène

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 Fiat 500, elle aime partir explorer les moindres recoins de l'Alsace pour dénicher de bonnes adresses à partager sur le blog.

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