Excursions

Today Wissembourg

This afternoon without further ado we went with our Wartburg to Alsace, where we visited the lovely French city Wissembourg at the other side of the river Rhine. Wissembourg has a wonderful city centre with a medieval character and is still surrounded by remains of the former city fortification. It is pervaded by a romantic channel of the river Lauter and provides a great atmosphere due to its amount of architectural monuments like the church St. Peter and Paul, the Salt House an the Town Hall, which invites you to stroll and to explore.

Our ways took us from starting in Durlach and passing Ettlingen and Rastatt through the Rheinaue near Plittersdorf, where we took the ferry. At the French side we continued our way by using country roads through several villages directly to Wissembourg. On our way back we drove through parts of Palatinate. First we headed to the observation tower on top of the Stäffelsberg mountain near Dörrenbach, from where we enjoyed great views on the Palatinate Forrest. The final part of our route took us through Bad Bergzabern, Kandel and Wörth am Rhein back to Durlach.