Christmas treasure hunts in Alsace

by | Mar 3, 2023 | Various Christmas activities | 0 comments


Every year during the Christmas season, the Alsace Tourist Offices offer about thirty treasure hunts throughout the region. A great activity to (re)discover Alsace with your family!

The concept? Throughout the walk you will have chosen, you will have fun answering riddles and thus find a sentence or a treasure word, generally in connection with the village / city where you are. He/she will allow you to come back to the Tourist Office to get a small reward. For example, we received a beautiful wooden or ceramic hanging for our tree, made locally.

The hunts last between 1 hour and 1h30, which is perfect even with the youngest, and allow you to discover Christmas in Alsace and the towns and villages where they take place. I myself was surprised by some villages that I already know.

A booklet, which includes all the Christmas treasure hunts, is available in the participating tourist offices. Each year, some hunts are renewed or the participating locations change. And that’s great, because it allows you to discover new destinations or new routes every year!

And the bonus: if you do 3 treasure hunts, you can participate in a contest to win a weekend with your family. Don’t forget to get your ballot stamped at the tourist offices to participate!

In short, it is a perfect activity to complete a
family Christmas market
or any other Christmas animation. At home, the pups love it!

I liked

  • The fact of (re)discovering Alsatian villages and towns

  • The variety of destinations

  • Fun and interesting courses for children and adults alike!

  • It’s free!

I liked a little less

  • Some rewards for hunting. It is often one per family, which is not a concern in itself if it is adapted as, for example, a decoration for the family tree. If it is not suitable, it is better not to give it!

My photos of the Christmas treasure hunts in Alsace

Practical information


Free of charge. The treasure hunt booklet is available in all participating tourist offices. Hunts are also available on the site


From November 25 (Saint Catherine) to January 6 (Epiphany) – preferably during the opening hours of the tourist offices if you want your reward at the end of the hunt. Otherwise, whenever you want!



Clémence aime dénicher des bons plans pour sa petite famille mais pas que. Curieuse de tout, elle a toujours aimé vadrouiller en Alsace - et ailleurs - et partager ses expériences avec ses amis et tout ceux qui en avaient besoin. Elle est très fière de pouvoir contribuer aux aventures de Mon Week-End en Alsace !


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