Visit of Wissembourg, a charming town in Northern Alsace

by | Updated on 3/03/2023 | Cities and villages, On a budget, Open on sundays | 0 comments


Do you know the beautiful city of Wissembourg in Northern Alsace? Wissembourg is located in the very north of Alsace, right on the border with Germany. It is quite well known by German tourists but much less so by others, who generally concentrate their visit of Alsace on the regions of Strasbourg and Colmar as well as on the Wine Route. It’s a pity because Northern Alsace also has a lot to offer! There is a beautiful nature, interesting know-how (especially in the field of glass, crystal and pottery) but also charming traditional Alsatian villages like Seebach or Hunspach.

Wissembourg is a small town that I fell in love with when I first passed through it. So I went back with more time on my hands and my impression was confirmed: it’s beautiful! As a bonus, Wissembourg is much less touristy than the other towns and villages of the Alsace Wine Route, so there is a peaceful atmosphere that is pleasant. It remains lively, but you can walk around quietly without fear of the crowd, which is very pleasant.

Wissembourg is easy to discover on foot: you can stroll through the city center but also walk on the old city walls to get some height. The town has some very beautiful buildings, including some superb half-timbered houses. The river Lauter runs through the town, which gives it a lot of charm: it is pleasant to walk along the waterfront and admire the houses.

Among the must-sees in WissembourgYou can visit the Abbey Church of Saints Peter and Paul, the Salt House (with its incredible roof… We wonder how it still stands!), walk along the Faubourg de Bitche and take the Rue Nationale (main shopping street of the city) and the Rue du Marché aux Poissons. These are only a few indications, you should stroll around! Wissembourg also has beautiful terraces perfect for a break during your visit.

I liked

  • Beautiful city
  • Not very touristy compared to other cities in Alsace
  • Possibility to combine with other beautiful villages like Hunspach and Seebach

I liked less

  • Nothing!

My photos of Wissembourg

Practical information


By car

Wissembourg is in:

  • 70 km from Strasbourg (about 55 minutes)
  • 140 km from Colmar (about 1h40)
  • 180 km from Mulhouse (about 2 hours)
By public transport

Consult your itinerary on Fluo Grand Est.



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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