Activities and tourism
Between Colmar and Mulhouse
The Saint-Barnabé Hotel and Spa is located at the heart of the Alsace region, between Mulhouse and Colmar, in the Haut-Rhin département. This is the ideal location for visitors wishing to tour the region and discover the charming Alsatian towns and villages.
Firstly there is Guebwiller, which is just a few minutes from the hotel, a town full of character that stretches along the river Lauch in the heart of the Florival valley, at the crossroads between the Route des Vins and the Route Romane and just a few kilometres from the Route des Crêtes. In this town, among others, you can take many different footpaths to the summit of the Alsatian round-topped mountains, including the highest mountain, which has taken the name of the town itself: the Grand Ballon, or Ballon de Guebwiller, with an altitude of 1424m.
Heading south, you can explore Mulhouse and its car, train and wallpaper museums. Once you are in this frontier city, you can easily cross over to Switzerland, arriving in Bâle, or Germany, arriving in Freiburg. Heading north, you can visit Colmar, renowned for its art and history, where you can stroll round the charming "Little Venice" quarter or visit the Unterlinden museum.
The Alsace region is also known for its vineyards. Join the Route des Vins, not far from the hotel, and stop off in one of the delightful villages it passes through to sample some of the region’s finest vintages. While you’re there, why not explore the stretches of vineyards on foot or by bike?
You can also enjoy the wide range of sports and leisure activities that the nearby mountain, lakes and rivers have to offer.