Rhinau

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownRhinau
Insee code67397
Postcode67860
Latitude48.3187710
Longitude7.7045660
AltitudeFrom 155 to 166 meters
Surface17.35 km²
Population2732 inhabitants
Density157 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelBoofzheim at 2.6 km
Chief townStrasbourg (at 41 km, 36 min)Friesenheim at 2.7 km
DepartmentBas-RhinDaubensand at 3.4 km
RegionAlsaceSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Rhinau is a small town of about 2,800 inhabitants, situated 32 km south of Strasbourg. It derives its name from the Rhine. Free propelled ferry that runs daily connects the two countries.

Rhinau is mentioned for the first time in the charter of the Emperor Lothair in 845, by which it was donated twelve areas, including Ryno at the Abbey of St-Etienne Strasbourg. In 1236, Ryno has turned into a document and Rhinowe 1264 mentions the presence of a Hospice was founded by "Joannites" Military Order of St John of Jerusalem.

Successive wars of the late Middle Ages to the present day, have much in the history of the city that disasters caused by the Rhine.

The Treaty of 1542 finally fixed the boundaries of Rhinau. Thus 997 ha of land, located on the right bank of the Rhine in Germany, still belong to Rhinau and are now classified as "Nature Reserve".

On both banks of the Rhine, an extraordinary nature formed over the centuries by regular and violent floods, a true paradise for fauna and flora exception is encountered.

Very little affected by the First World War, the city will suffer greatly during the Second World War, it causes the evacuation of the population to the Dordogne where pairing with Beaumont-du-Périgord. Affected 75% of the city Rhinau holds the Croix de Guerre with quote to order the Army Corps.

Rhinau has been completely rebuilt, the old city there remains only the choir of the church of St. Michael dating from 1519 and miraculously spared few houses. This is a young and dynamic town that we discover today and where life is good ...


SIGHTSEEING

  • The two nature reserves: the Taubergiessen (on the German side) and the island of Rhinau. These sites are exceptionally rich in fauna and flora.
  • Hobbies and activities:
  • Flat and arrow trails in natural areas - free.
  • Track Cycling.
  • Boat rides by reservation only, at the Tourist Office of the Community of Municipalities of the Rhine: Tel. : +33 3 88 74 68 96.
  • Playground: Rue de la Hunt Rhinau.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Rhinau

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • The first Sunday of July: The flea market.
  • Rhinau organizes a ball on July 13 with music and musical fireworks.
  • The first Sunday of August: Feast of the Boatmen.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Tour and organic wine-tasting at the Platz cellarLocal flavoursFreeBergheim (28 km)
Cellar tour and wine tastingLocal flavoursFreeRodern (28 km)

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PHOTOS

Place de l'Hotel de Ville RhinauPlace de l'Hotel de Ville Rhinau
 
The statue of the VirginThe statue of the Virgin
The Office of Tourism RhinauThe Office of Tourism Rhinau
 
Walk in flat-bottomed boatWalk in flat-bottomed boat
The bicycleThe bicycle
 
Nature ReserveNature Reserve
Trails arrowTrails arrow
 
The playgroundThe playground
A rivers of the townA rivers of the town
 
The tray motor (free)The tray motor (free)

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WEATHER

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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantAu Vieux Couvent - Alexis Albrecht  
9.5
  SPECIAL OFFER
Rhinau
Located on the banks of a river Rhinau Au Vieux Couvent the restaurant welcomes you in a contemporary setting with vegetal notes. You will love the warm ambience in this place, and...
Located in Rhinau68 € per person 
Alsatian restaurantL'Auberge du Ried  
8.3
  SPECIAL OFFER
Erstein
15km south of Strasbourg, in the heart of the town of Erstein on the place de l'Hôtel de Ville, L'Auberge du Ried opens the doors of his restaurant. The rustic, all wood-clad, is welcoming...
Located 12 km from Rhinau27 € per person 
Italian restaurantLa Trattoria  
8.3
  SPECIAL OFFER
Erstein
ITALIAN TABLE - In the Alsatian plain, about twenty kilometers south of Strasbourg, Erstein, stands a charming Italian restaurant, La Trattoria. LIGHT - Located in the downtown Erstein,...
Located 12 km from Rhinau23 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Farm with 4 bedroomsChambre d'hôtes chez Dany    
9.4
Gerstheim
3 bedrooms on the second floor of an old tobacco barn, 1 family room (or 2 rooms for 4 pers.) Good comfort, quiet. Living room reserved for guests. Rooms labeled Gites de France.
Located 7.2 km from Rhinau60 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes Le Ménil    
9.8
Artolsheim
Brigitte and Edmond offer in their home: 2 guest rooms spacious and elegant. Our house is situated in the heart of Alsace in Grand Ried near Sélestat, the bike path Rhone-Rhine, vineyards,...
Located 16.2 km from RhinauFrom 49 € to 60 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLa corderie    
9
Plobsheim
La corderie, bed and breakfast in Alsace. Near Strasbourg, The Rope is a set of four rooms located in an old farmhouse. Melanie, Amelia, and Lylia Appoline (duplex) : these are the...
Located 16.7 km from RhinauFrom 49 € to 55 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Chalet for 4 personsChalet Eco Nature Au Bord de l'Etang   SPECIAL OFFER
Gerstheim
Charming wooden chalet on a campsite overlooking the pond. Swimming in summer. Ideal for holidays or starting point for excursions or events. Free fishing. 5th and 6th person extra...
Located 8 km from RhinauFrom 499 € to 619 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsGite Alsace Gite Tabor  
9.5
Ebersheim
The Tabor Cottage welcomes you to the countryside, Ebersheim, 5 km from Colmar. This independent new apartment located in the owner's house or you will find all the necessary comforts...
Located 14.7 km from RhinauFrom 280 € to 350 € per week 
Farm for 8 personsL'ancienne ferme  
8.8
Epfig
This property sits on a plot of 9 acres in the heart of the village is an old Alsatian farm seventeenth century. The 160m² house is fully equipped. With a superb lounge, large kitchen,...
Located 18.3 km from RhinauFrom 730 € to 1250 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
97 places over 5 haCamp Au Clair Ruisseau  
Gerstheim
Camping quiet, spacious places with electricity connection (16 A), water and evacuation. Cabins and mobile homes for rent. Families and groups welcome, Pets welcome. Modern sanitary...
Located 7.7 km from RhinauFrom 15.40 € to 16.90 € per day 

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HOTELS

Logis Hôtel Restaurant La Charrue - Hotel in RhinauLogis Hôtel Restaurant La Charrue     
8.7
Sand
This hotel is set in a former farmhouse in the village of Sand, in the Alsace region. It offers en suite accommodation, a restaurant and free Wi-Fi. Guests have access to free on-site...
Located 9.7 km from RhinauRoom from 65 €
Hôtel à la Ferme - Hotel in RhinauHôtel à la Ferme    
8.8
Osthouse
Set in a renovated 18th-century farm overlooking Osthouse Château, this hotel features a landscaped garden. The stylish guest rooms have antique furniture, and Erstein Train Station...
Located 10.3 km from RhinauRoom from 99 €
Sud Hotel - Hotel in RhinauSud Hotel     
6.8
Huttenheim
Halfway between Strasbourg and Colmar this hotel is in the heart of Alsace. Sud Hotel Huttenheim is just off the D1083 and is surrounded by a verdant landscape. The hotel is composed...
Located 10.9 km from RhinauRoom from 51 €

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Hôtel Rohan
Hôtel De Rohan is set in the historic centre of Strasbourg, just 150 metres from the Strasbourg Cathedral and the Rohan Palace. The hotel offers 2 furnished...
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Citadines Kléber Strasbourg
Located next to Place Kléber, this Citadines Apart'hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Strasbourg SNCF Train Station. It...
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