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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Allenwiller
Insee code67004
AltitudeFrom 225 to 400 meters
Surface5.96 km²
Population524 inhabitants
Density87 inhabitants/km²


Chief townStrasbourg (at 35 km, 35 min)Birkenwald at 2 km (3 min)
DepartmentBas-RhinSalenthal at 2.5 km (5 min)
RegionAlsaceSearch another town


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  • Allenwiller is a small village of about 515 inhabitants, situated on the edge of the Vosges forest, 25 km west of Strasbourg. Its area is 578 ha including 285 ha of forest.
  • The village extends in length while deep in a valley carved by the Sommerau, 240 m altitude.
  • History:
  • The names of successive Allenwiller are Alenevilla (the 10th century); Alhinwilre (the 13th century); Alhenwilre (the 14th century); Alenwilre (15th century); Alenweiler; Allenwiller.
  • The first written record of the existence of Allenwiller back to the 10th century. In 828, the village had belonged to the convent of Marmoutier. From that date, the village passes in turn to the Bishop of Metz, in 1187 the Lords of Ochsenstein, in 1485 the Lords of Zweibrücken - Bitsch, in 1570 the lords of Hanau - Lichtenberg introducing reform and 1736 Lords of the Hessen - Darmstadt.
  • The village served often pledged in cons-portion of a loan or debt.
  • In 1641, there is a soul to Allenwiller: the Thirty Years' War, poverty, famine and pestilence had destroyed the village. The repopulation was effected by the village families from Switzerland, Tyrol, Vorarlberg and Normandy.



  • The bench altar:
  • This bench is located halfway between Allenwiller Romanswiller and bears the date 1855. It is a bench Eugenie (Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III).
  • At the time, served bench altar, as its name implies, to facilitate walking. Housewives heavily loaded, returning from market, it could catch their breath.
  • The Catholic Church:
  • Construction of the Catholic Church Gothic Revival began September 29, 1905. The Vosges sandstone used from a local quarry. The inauguration of the church took place September 29, 1906.
  • Before that, Catholics and Protestants used the same church (the present Protestant church) and this for 219 years. The decree abolishing the Simultaneum was signed December 29, 1906.
  • The current rooster surmounting the steeple in 1913. It replaces the original one which was too heavy and refused to turn!
  • The organ is new: it dates from 2001. Totally rebuilt by Gaston Kern HATTMATT, this organ replaces M. and J. Rinckenbach 1906 who had suffered from water infiltration.
  • The Protestant Church:
  • According to a study by the pastor and historian E. Herr, the Romanesque tower with its three floors has been built in several stages. The foundations and the base date from the 10th and 11th century.
  • The tower itself dates back to early 12th century. Ravens (protruding rocks) 3rd floor once supported a wooden gallery of 1.50m wide which was the bell tower outside. This tower was therefore, at the time, an ideal observatory and was certainly part of a broader defensive.
  • The current ship date of 1739. Traces show the existence of older ships.
  • In the chorus, whose roof is original, is a Eucharistic wall cupboard dated 1473. In the nave at the restoration in 1908, icons were painted on the ceiling and wall friezes. The organ is Theodore Stiehr and date from 1876.
  • Fountains:
  • Since the early 20th century, 10 springs located in the village run day and night.
  • The water from these fountains is from an independent source of drinking water system. It is not analyzed and thus it is given as not drinking.
  • The laundry:
  • Located at Rue de la Bergerie, the brook "The Sommerau" This covered wash is powered by the overflowing waters of the old pumping station Allenwiller.
  • It has 10 car washes.
  • Restored in May 2002, the wash has since 2003 a night illumination.

Sport: At the edge of the forest, street Birkenwald, it is possible to perform various activities including football, handball, basketball, tennis, fitness trail.


Festivities: The first Sunday of October.


The laundryThe laundry
The bench altarThe bench altar
Catholic ChurchCatholic Church
Protestant ChurchProtestant Church
The FountainThe Fountain
The Arms of AllenwillerThe Arms of Allenwiller


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Friday 30 January
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Saturday 31 January
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French cuisine restaurantHostellerie Belle-Vue  
L’Hostellerie Belle-Vue vous attend au coeur de la région d’Alsace, à l’orée d’une forêt, dans une grande maison blanche. Ce havre de paix est tenu par la famille Urbaniak depuis trois...
Located 4.5 km from Allenwiller33 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantParc hotel
Family restaurant located in the heart of the largest forest in Alsace, where the cuisine is a blend of tradition and modernity.
Located 5.4 km from AllenwillerFrom 20 € to 45 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Charrue d'Or   NEW
carte traditionnel et du marché, espace enfants, grand choix de vin au verre
Located 8 km from Allenwiller26 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes de charme tirelire    
This region, also called Alsace's Switzerland, lies 28 km from Strasbourg. Tire Lire, a house of professional worthy, set in a large park of the beaten tracks, welcomes you in an verdant...
Located 3 km from Allenwiller69 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes du Chant des Sources    
Nearby Strasbourg and the Alsace Wine Route. The guest house Chant des Sources is a new traditional house warmly decorated with local materials, especially wood immense surrounding...
Located 4.9 km from AllenwillerFrom 48 € to 58 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsBoisDoré     NEW
Eco-friendly guest rooms in solid wood house. Organic homemade breakfast. Peaceful spot in touch with nature. Independent entrance. Wifi. Welcome to Haegen, Alsatian village on the...
Located 6.6 km from Allenwiller59 € the double room 

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House for 4 personsGîte de la Petite Suisse d'Alsace  
For Nature Lovers !! Claudine & Pascal welcome you to their house on one level, which can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children (the cottage is not suitable for 4 adults) typically Alsatian...
Located 1.3 km from AllenwillerFrom 195 € to 295 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsGite 6 P. de type 'Loft' à Birkenwald  
Gite 4/6 type ' Loft', located on the 1st floor of an old carpentry restored in 2005 Atmosphere : Large bright living space in an attic volume of 4 m. Open kitchen overlooking the dining...
Located 1.4 km from AllenwillerFrom 350 € to 570 € per week 
House for 6 personsGite de Charme birkenwald  
Charming cottage located 10 km from Saverne 35 km from Strasbourg, ideally located to enjoy nature and the surrounding forest but also to discover the attractions of the region, starting...
Located 1.5 km from AllenwillerFrom 350 € to 570 € per week 

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70 places over 2 haAlsace camping    
Located on the edge of the forest, the site has a reputation as a quiet ground in friendly touch and well maintained facilities. The field has a twenty spaces reserved for tourists....
Located 14.1 km from Allenwiller 
25 places over 1 haLe Steinberg aire naturelle de camping   
Natural camping area easily accessible. Located in a beautiful setting near the. Forest and hiking trails. Open from 1/4 to 31/10.
Located 29 km from Allenwiller11 € per day 

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Hotel Restaurant des Vosges - Hotel in AllenwillerHotel Restaurant des Vosges     
Located on the centre of Birkenwald, this hotel is 12 km from Saverne. It offers free Wi-Fi access and a garden with deck chairs and ponds. Guests are invited to use the property's...
Located 1.6 km from AllenwillerRoom from 68 €
Logis Hotel Spa et Restaurant Au Chasseur - Hotel in AllenwillerLogis Hotel Spa et Restaurant Au Chasseur     
The Hotel Logis is located in a former hunting lodge in Birkenwald, 35 km from Strasbourg. It combines en suite accommodation with spa facilities including a hammam, sauna and indoor...
Located 1.6 km from AllenwillerRoom from 75 €
Le Freudeneck - Hotel in AllenwillerLe Freudeneck     
Set in the heart of the Alsace region, Le Freudeneck is located in Wangenbourg-Engenthal. It offers a restaurant serving traditional Alsatian food and a bar, just 15 km from Sauverne....
Located 3.4 km from AllenwillerRoom from 56 €

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Appart'Hotel Odalys Green Marsh
Located in Strasbourg, Appart’Hotel Odalys Green Marsh is a 10-minute walk from La Petite France area. It offers a 24-hour front desk and self-catering...
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