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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Bas-Rhin

Altorf - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Bas-Rhin

"In the fields around Molsheim" originally meant Altorf, and was part of the domain of the Counts of Colmar, one of the most powerful families of the Holy Empire.

The strategic and administrative center of this vast territory was the stately castle Girbaden. At this point, Altorf was not a village, but rather a group of scattered farms. It was later that Alt (old) and Dorf (village) of German origin takes its name Altorf. But the town is best known for its abbey.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.5239580 (N 48° 31’ 26”)
Longitude7.5363500 (E 7° 32’ 11”)
AltitudeFrom 162m to 186m
Surface area10.19 km²
Population1291 inhabitants
Density126 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureStrasbourg (23 km, 25 min)
Insee code67008
IntercommunalityCC de la Région de Molsheim-Mutzig

Nearest cities & towns

Duttlenheim2.7 km (5 min)
Griesheim-près-Molsheim3.1 km (5 min)
Dorlisheim4.2 km (7 min)
Duppigheim4.4 km (9 min)
Dachstein5.3 km (12 min)
Innenheim6 km (10 min)
Molsheim6.5 km (11 min)
Ernolsheim-Bruche7.5 km (13 min)
Bischoffsheim7.9 km (11 min)
Rosheim8.2 km (11 min)
Entzheim8.3 km (12 min)
Kolbsheim8.7 km (13 min)
Krautergersheim9.3 km (11 min)
Ergersheim9.4 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Abbey St. Cyriac:

Founded in 974 by Count Hugh III, the church has the distinction of living in the juxtaposition of the Romanesque to the Baroque nave and the transept and the choir. Among the pieces of antique furniture, the reliquary bust of St. Cyriac contains bones that were those of several saints. In the church, you can also see the baptismal font, the pulpit, the altar and the Silbermann organ. An atmosphere of calm and serenity pervades the gardens where materialized the location of the old cloister.

Free guided tours for individuals during the summer. Guided tours for groups (fee) on request throughout the year at the Office of Tourism Region in Molsheim Molsheim-Mutzig (Tel: +33 3 88 38 11 61).

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Early May: People Power, organized by the Association of Firefighters.

In June: Exchange clothing, games, toys, childcare.

The first Sunday of September: Flea.


Abbey of Altorf
Abbey of Altorf
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Gardens of the abbey
Gardens of the abbey
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Rule of St. Benedict
Rule of St. Benedict
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Town Hall
Town Hall
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Sunday 4 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 18°C
Monday 5 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 17°C
Tuesday 6 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Visit the historical center of Molsheim with the Jesuit church and museum of the monastery - Bugatti Foundation.

Tour of downtown and the municipal museum Mutzig Rohan castle.

Mutzig Fort.

Church of Dompeter Avolsheim.

The Clover recreation area, cinema complex, bowling city Fun children's playground, LaserMaxx, Goolfy.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour of King Dagobert’s wine cellar
Local flavoursFreeTraenheim (8.7 km)
Cellar tour and wine tasting
Local flavoursFreeRodern (36 km)
Tour and organic wine-tasting at the Platz cellar
Local flavoursFreeBergheim (37 km)
Helicopter flight in Alsace
Sports sensations69 € to 138 € Colmar (48 km)
Amazing drive in a dream car
Sports sensations72 € to 448 € Colmar (49 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Altorf discovery trail
Village visitEasy1h30Altorf
Itinerary through the old town of Molsheim
Village visitEasy1h00Molsheim (4 km)
Itinerary through the old town of Mutzig
Village visitEasy1h30Mutzig (5.9 km)
Bruche Canal cycle path
Cycling itineraryEasy3h00Osthoffen (7.1 km)
Ste-Odile Mountain on the Way of Saint James
HikeIntermediate5h00Boersch (8.7 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals