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Niedersteinbach

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Niedersteinbach - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Bas-Rhin
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Located in the Bas-Rhin, in the Grand Est region, Niedersteinbach is a very small village appreciated for its wooded and mountainous landscapes. The town takes place between Wissembourg and Bitche, Moselle, near the charming spa town of Niederbronn-les-Bains. It is an integral part of the Regional Natural Park of the Northern Vosges.

Formerly an outbuilding at the end of the 18th century in the county of Hanau-Lichtenberg, the village of Niedersteinbach joined the bosom of France. New property of the Grand Duchy of Hesse after the fall of Napoleon, it will become definitively French only after the two world wars in the twentieth century.

Full of charm, the commune of Niedersteinbach is appreciated today for its landscapes to discover the time of marked out hikes, but also for its historical inheritance.

Geographical information

MunicipalityNiedersteinbach
Postcode67510
Latitude49.0303630 (N 49° 1’ 49”)
Longitude7.7119480 (E 7° 42’ 43”)
AltitudeFrom 212m to 510m
Surface area8.30 km²
Population131 inhabitants
Density15 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureStrasbourg (40 mi, 55 min)
Insee code67334
IntercommunalityCC Sauer-Pechelbronn
DepartmentBas-Rhin
TerritoryAlsace
RegionGreat East

Nearest cities & towns

Obersteinbach1.3 mi (2 min)
Lembach5.2 mi (9 min)
Wingen6.5 mi (12 min)
Windstein6.8 mi (16 min)
Dambach6.9 mi (16 min)
Sturzelbronn7 mi (13 min)
Climbach8.6 mi (18 min)
Philippsbourg9.7 mi (26 min)
Goersdorf9.7 mi (19 min)
Woerth10.7 mi (19 min)
Langensoultzbach10.7 mi (19 min)
Niederbronn-les-Bains10.8 mi (25 min)
Reichshoffen11 mi (25 min)
Froeschwiller11.4 mi (19 min)

Things to see and do

Classified as Historical Monuments, the castle of Wasigenstein presents today only ruins. This ancient medieval fortress built in the course of the thirteenth century was at the time two castles closely dependent on each other. The site is known to be a hotspot for the German legend of the Waltharielied, in the tenth century. This ancient song of gesture recalls in particular the history of the German invasions in Alsace. On site, one can still discover the old cistern, the dungeon or the carved rooms of Grand-Wasigenstein, or the dungeon-habitat of Petit-Wasigenstein. Do not forget to admire the access stairs carved out of the rock or the breathtaking view of the valley of Langenbach and Obersteinbach.

In the town, it is also possible to discover a herd of highland cows.

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

A traditional Christmas market with entertainment is proposed in December, the Sunday before Christmas.

Photos

An area with lots of green spaces and trails
An area with lots of green spaces and trails
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Wasigenstein's Castle
Wasigenstein's Castle
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The forest around Niedersteinbach
The forest around Niedersteinbach
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Ruins of Wasigenstein
Ruins of Wasigenstein
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Christmas market
Christmas market
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Weather

Sunday 16 december
Min. 0°C - Max. 7°C
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Monday 17 december
Min. 1°C - Max. 6°C
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Tuesday 18 december
Min. 1°C - Max. 5°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided Walking Tour of Strasbourg – 2 hours
Culture and education52 € Strasbourg (31 mi)
Rickshaw tour of the Petite-France neighbourhood!
Entertainment30 € Strasbourg (31 mi)
Rickshaw tour of Strasbourg's old town and the German imperial district
Entertainment30 € Strasbourg (31 mi)
Rickshaw tour of the German imperial district - 1 hour
Culture and education60 € Strasbourg (31 mi)
Comprehensive Strasbourg rickshaw tour - 1 hr 20 mins
Culture and education90 € Strasbourg (31 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
At the edge of the forest of Hatten
HikeEasy2h00Hatten (15.2 mi)
Circuit around Soufflenheim
Mountain bike itineraryEasy20 minSoufflenheim (17.8 mi)
Heritage of Alsace Bossue
HikeEasy2h00Diemeringen (25 mi)
Along the Eichel
Cycling itineraryEasy4h00Lorentzen (25 mi)
Cycle path following the route of an old railway line
Cycling itineraryEasy4h30Frauenberg (27 mi)

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