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

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 ...

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.3187710 (N 48° 19’ 8”)
Longitude7.7045660 (E 7° 42’ 16”)
AltitudeFrom 155m to 166m
Surface area17.35 km²
Population2728 inhabitants
Density157 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureStrasbourg (41 km, 36 min)
Insee code67397
IntercommunalityCC du Rhin
RegionGreat East

Nearest cities & towns

Boofzheim2.9 km (4 min)
Friesenheim3.2 km (5 min)
Daubensand3.9 km (8 min)
Diebolsheim6.1 km (8 min)
Obenheim6.2 km (8 min)
Herbsheim6.9 km (10 min)
Gerstheim8.7 km (10 min)
Rossfeld8.9 km (12 min)
Witternheim9.5 km (15 min)
Bindernheim10.1 km (15 min)
Benfeld10.6 km (15 min)
Sand11.8 km (13 min)
Saasenheim12.5 km (13 min)
Wittisheim12.5 km (18 min)
Huttenheim13.1 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


Place de l'Hotel de Ville Rhinau
Place de l'Hotel de Ville Rhinau
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The statue of the Virgin
The statue of the Virgin
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The Office of Tourism Rhinau
The Office of Tourism Rhinau
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Walk in flat-bottomed boat
Walk in flat-bottomed boat
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The bicycle
The bicycle
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Nature Reserve
Nature Reserve
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Trails arrow
Trails arrow
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The playground
The playground
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A rivers of the town
A rivers of the town
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The tray motor (free)
The tray motor (free)
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Sunday 24 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C
Monday 25 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 21°C
Tuesday 26 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Guided tour of the church of Saint-Denis in Gerstheim, completely rebuilt and modernized after a fire on booking Grand Ried Tourist Office on +33 3 88 74 68 96.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Slide to Koba Wakepark
Sports sensations19 € Wittisheim (11.4 km)
Interactive exhibition at Les Ateliers de la Seigneurie
Culture and education4 € to 6 € Andlau (23 km)
Relaxation at the Ile by Asian Villa Spa
Well-being40 € Ostwald (25 km)
Tour and organic wine-tasting at the Platz cellar
Local flavoursFreeBergheim (28 km)
Cellar tour and wine tasting
Local flavoursFreeRodern (28 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Erstein Polder
HikeEasy1h40Gerstheim (6.9 km)
Illwald Forest
HikeEasy3h00Sélestat (19.5 km)
Espiègles Trail
HikeEasy1h30Mittelbergheim (21 km)
Faces of the heritage of Barr
Village visitEasy1h00Barr (21 km)
Spesbourg and Haut-Andlau Castles
HikeIntermediate3h00Andlau (22 km)


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