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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Kruth
Insee code68171
AltitudeFrom 468 to 1263 meters
Surface22.06 km²
Population1009 inhabitants
Density45 inhabitants/km²


Chief townColmar (at 64 km, 66 min)Oderen at 2.6 km (3 min)
DepartmentHaut-RhinFellering at 4.5 km (5 min)
RegionAlsaceSearch another town


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  • Kruth is an Alsatian village in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Ballons des Vosges, in a valley of the Vosges. Its municipal ban covers 2200 hectares. Part of the forest (1250 ha) is integrated in the Natural Reserve of the Grand Massif Ventron and also in the Natura 2000 network.
  • Mountain Village (altitude 490 m) bathed Thur Kruth had three "lives":
  • His first life was pastoral. Its inhabitants, peasants lived culture and livestock. They cleared, built their homes, created hayfields, pastures, the "Kriter". They carved the landscape, and, until the 18th century.
  • His second life was textiles. The ancestors have become worker-peasants, working in shifts during the day at the plant, taking care of their cows, pigs, chickens and rabbits for the remaining time. Unfortunately, over textile broke in 1988 with the closure of the factory Rissler.
  • The third life is tourism. Its strengths are many landscape and local communities working to develop structural places, arrange places of relaxation for visitors but also for people. Thus, Lake Kruth-Wildenstein found a more natural look with the vegetation of the banks, rebuilding walls. Nautical and nature activities, botanical and historical discoveries attract local tourism but also tourists from further afield. Thus, Frenz wants to become a four-season family resort, to enjoy the pleasures of winter in the snow and enjoy the summer hiking trails.
  • The willingness of the municipality is to promote the sustainable development of the region by promoting three axes:
  • Strengthen the identity of the village and its old and new streets, striking a balance between new and old buildings, and creating urban areas adapted to the terrain.
  • Maintain green belts, hayfields, rangelands that characterize the village, valleys and appendices.
  • Valuing forest, remarkable trees, low walls and many other heritage elements stones.


  • Lake Kruth-Wildenstein:
  • Withholding the largest in the Alsatian side of the Vosges water with 81 ha.
  • This lake offers many recreational opportunities: fishing, kayaking, diving, pedal boating, climbing, adventure course in the trees (10 progressive course, as different as surprising, with nets, Tarzan jumps, vines, rope, surfing, swings, 3 hours), Hiking.
  • The castle Schlossberg:
  • Through a journey of 17 thematic panels, the trail of the Schlossberg castle you will discover a unique natural and historical site.
  • Travel distance: 1.2 km. Duration: 1:30. Markings: Follow the guide throughout the itinerary, he will share his discoveries. Information to the Office of Tourism.
  • Nording walking to Frenz: The first park Nordic Walking France offers 32 km of certified 1.5 km to 13 km circuits. Possibility to rent clubs.
  • Fishing: It is possible to fish in ponds in the Thur (15 km River 1st category) and Lake Kruth-Wildenstein.
  • Climbing: climbing the Schlossberg The site offers 22 channels. Access is free and unsupervised.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Kruth
Leisure centresSki Resort Le Frenz


  • February or March: Cavalcade in the village streets.
  • End of June: Cremation of the Flame of Saint John.
  • July 13: Festival tricolor with torchlight parade, dancing and fireworks.
  • Early August: Lumberjack Festival at Frenz.
  • Early October: Fall Festival.


Recreation Center Wesserling: An outdoor pool 50 m, a pool of 25 m inside, two leisure pools, a wading pool, diving pit, two slides of 70 m, games, swings, seesaw, Tyrolean . Nearby, boules, volley ball, beach volleyball, bocce, tennis.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Visit a copper mineCulture and education7 €Le Thillot (16.4 km)
Guided hike in VosgesNature and the outdoorsFrom 8 € to 15 €Gérardmer (16.8 km)
Marie & Cécile Albrecht cellar toursLocal flavoursFreeOrschwihr (20 km)
Ride the Thur Doller steam trainEntertainmentFrom 9 € to 10.50 €Cernay (21 km)
Isenbourg Castle SpaWellbeing40 €Rouffach (25 km)

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Village KruthVillage Kruth
the lake and the moraine peak with the ruins of the Schlossberg ( © Jean Espirat )the lake and the moraine peak with the ruins of the Schlossberg ( © Jean Espirat )
the lake seen upstream side ( © Jean Espirat )the lake seen upstream side ( © Jean Espirat )
Valley Village and KruthValley Village and Kruth
View KruthView Kruth
Lake Kruth - WildensteinLake Kruth - Wildenstein
Lake Kruth - WildensteinLake Kruth - Wildenstein
Panorama of the village and the valley ( © Jean Espirat )Panorama of the village and the valley ( © Jean Espirat )
Lake Kruth - Wildenstein, saw the dam ( © Jean Espirat )Lake Kruth - Wildenstein, saw the dam ( © Jean Espirat )
the lake seen upstream side ( © Jean Espirat )the lake seen upstream side ( © Jean Espirat )
the lake completely frozen ( © Jean Espirat )the lake completely frozen ( © Jean Espirat )


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Sunday 1 February
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Monday 2 February
Min. -7°C - Max. 1°C
Tuesday 3 February
Min. -8°C - Max. -1°C


French cuisine restaurantLes Quatre Saisons  
Les Quatre Saisons is the ideal place to relax. This hotel restaurant welcomes you in a mountain hamlet, between the vineyards of Alsace and Vosges peaks. Here, the kitchen is a family...
Located in Kruth50 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAux Trois Rois  
Come to Aux Trois Rois restaurant where you will be warmly received by Mr. and Mrs. Landbeck. Here you will find a simple and elegant to share a pleasant moment around a good meal....
Located 10.1 km from Kruth35 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Clos des Hortensias  
La Bresse
A haven of peace - If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful area, head to the Lorraine region of Bresse and stop at Clos des Hydrangeas. This restaurant opens up a framework of the...
Located 11 km from Kruth27 € per person 

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House with 5 bedroomsLa Moraine du Lac    
In Alsace, in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Ballons des Vosges, Lake Kruth Thierry and Marie-Hélène are pleased to welcome you in their five houses from 24 to 38 m ². We'll...
Located in Kruth65 € the double room 
House with 6 bedroomsLe Chevalier des Vosges    
Le Chevalier des Vosges (“Knight of the Vosges”) is a bed and breakfast with fully licenced bar, situated in Bussang, source of the Moselle, a resting point for cyclists, walkers, skiers,...
Located 9.8 km from Kruth64 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLes-gentianes  
Welcome in Alsace, Linda and Marc will be happy to receive you in their house Sondernach, a small village in the valley of Munster, one of the most beautiful valleys of the park balloons...
Located 10.6 km from Kruth52 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsMeublé de Vacances  
Apartment located on the first floor of a small house attached to the ownership of the lessor. Located in the village center, quiet and close to shops.
Located 2.5 km from KruthFrom 280 € to 300 € per week 
House for 5 personsMaison individuelle 65m² 5 personnes  
Welcome to our home in our comfortable cottage, located on a hillside in the National Park of Ballons des Vosges. At the loft floor open kitchen, dining area and living room with terrace...
Located 6.1 km from KruthFrom 320 € to 420 € per week 
Chalet for 8 personsChalet bois 2/8 pers  
In the tourist resort Summer / Winter Ventron, while our timber cottage is situated on a mountainside overlooking the village with views over the ski slopes, the valley that will offer...
Located 7 km from KruthFrom 390 € to 890 € per week 

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100 places over 3 haCamping les bouleaux    
Camping Family of 4h. A. with 110 marked pitches, shady or sunny and equipped with connections électriques. Dans bloomed nicely this site you will find peace and enjoy the charm confort....
Located 6.5 km from KruthFrom 13.50 € to 19.40 € per day 
30 places over 1,5 haCamping la sapiniere    
Camping associatif. Idéal for people who love Quiet surrounding, nature and walking. Opportunity to become a member and become sedentary. Opening of 1 / 04 to 1 / 10. For information,...
Located 13.2 km from Kruth13.90 € per day 
147 places over 3,5 haFlower Camping Verte Vallee    
A wilderness destination par excellence! In the valley of lakes, 300 meters from Lake Longemer and 8 km from Gerardmer, the Green Valley Flower Camping is open all year round in a family...
Located 14.6 km from KruthFrom 15.50 € to 21 € per day 

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Auberge de France - Hotel in KruthAuberge de France     
With a half-timbered facade, this hotel is located in Kruth, a small village on the foot of the Hautes Vosges Mountains. It features free Wi-Fi in the public areas, a traditional restaurant...
Located in KruthRoom from 51 €
Hôtel Restaurant Wolf - Hotel in KruthHôtel Restaurant Wolf     
The Hôtel Restaurant Wolf is located next to the Markstein ski station, in the Hautes-Vosges region. It offers a restaurant and there is a ski school nearby. Each guest room at the...
Located 4.7 km from KruthRoom from 65 €
Domaine des Fines Fleurs du Terroir - Hotel in KruthDomaine des Fines Fleurs du Terroir    
Located in Wildenstein, Domaine des Fines Fleurs du Terroir offers a garden, terrace, bar and restaurant. La Bresse Ski Resort is only 12 km away and Kruth-Wildenstein Lake with its...
Located 5.8 km from KruthRoom from 65 €

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