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  • Saint Odile watching over Alsace
    Saint Odile watching over Alsace
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  • Hotel DeVille  (Town Hall)
    Hotel DeVille (Town Hall)
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  • The Six Buckets  Well
    The Six Buckets Well
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Obernai Things to Do

  • Cross on Hill Overlooks Obernai

    Whilst walking through Obernai town I noticed this large cross in the distance on top of a hill which overlooks the town.To far away for us to visit, however I wonder the significance of the "memorial".

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  • The Synagogue

    The Synagogue was open when we visited. We went through the main door for a quick look inside and were greeted by an official who welcomed us to walk around, ask questions and allowed us to take photos.The Syangogue was built in 1876.

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  • Rempart Marechal Foch - Notice The...

    These notices give you some detailed information on the fortifications.I like the image showing how the fortifications looked centuries ago.Little has changed over time.

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  • Old City Wall - Fortifications

    These photos show some of the inner wall fortifications. Note the wide pathway between the inner wall and outer wall.

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  • The Fortifications - Old City Wall...

    These notices give an excellent insight to the history of the old town fortifications.The inner wall fortification was established in 1282, and the outer wall fortification was completed during the 14th century.Attached plan shows the fortification, inner and outer walls detailed by the blue line.The inner fortification had 20 towers and 4 tower...

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  • Place des Fines Herbes

    We were now walking towards the Fortifications area and we came across this garden, it looked as though it was a vegetable garden, reminded me a little like the allotment gardens some European cities have.The old well remains and I like how they utilise the old buckets as flower pots.

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  • Fastinger Courtyard - Butchers Emblem

    Close up photo of the "Ox Head" the butchers emblem which was added to the building in 1607 by Michel Gyss Jr., leader of the Butchers' Guild

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  • The 'Fastinger Courtyard'

    This large building complex bears the name of its present day owner.Some of the buildings date back to the year 1418.Michel Gyss Jr., the head of the Butchers Guild added the head of an ox and butchers emblem in 1607.Some real history here.

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  • The Corn Exchange

    This building was the former butcher's shop built in 1554 in the Renaissance style, with Gothic elements.The façade with its gable is decorated with 2 heads of cattle and the coat of Arms of Obernai.

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  • Streetscape - Typical Buildings...

    Walking through Obernai is like being in a time warp, back centuries and earlier with most of the old town buildings being as they were 4 or 5 hundred years ago. All in excellent condition and a pleasure waiting to be enjoyed every day.

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  • Archives Building

    The Archives Building forms part of the Town Hall complex ( Hotel de Ville).The entry to the left hand side of the building has a sign above the doorway "Archives"

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  • The Six Buckets Well

    The most beautiful well in Obernai and as good as any I have seen.Built in Renaissance style during 1579, it is made up of 3 columns in Corinthian style, supporting a canopy with biblical passages of the New testament.In perfect condition and hopefully the buckets are flowering when you visit.

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Obernai Restaurants

  • Coffee & Cake To Die For

    The hardest part of this rest period was the choice of cake. There were so many delights on display, all looked outstanding and our selections were excellent.

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  • Streetside Dining

    As you walk around the town you will find many opportunities to enjoy a meal or coffee. This open area dining opportunity is surrounded by magnificent buildings, an ideal place to enjoy a coffee or light meal.

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  • The perfect setting for lunch in Alsace

    The hotel-restaurant is in a house listed as a historic monument and is directly on the main square of Obernai. In summer the terrasse is lined with flowers, shaded and overlooks the Hotel de Ville and tower. There is a beautiful carved stone well just outside.Inside the walls are covered with original paintings by Spindler accompanied by stained...

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  • Restaurant La Cloche

    We did not choose to have dinner at restaurant de la Cloche but we hesitated a lot. It stands in a historical house with great traditional architecture and, what is even more important, they are considered to have an excellent chef and very good traditional Alsatian dishes. Next time may be !

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  • Restaurant Les Remparts

    Restaurant Les Remparts stands in the middle of the old city of Obernai. It is family run and stands in a half timbered house. The dining room is a long and narrow room, along the Rue du Marché. We had:Boudin (Black pudding)Quiche LorraineSpätzleBaekehofMunster soaked in Kirsch, served with cerises à l’eau de vie (cherries in brandy)Everything was...

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  • Have a refreshing drink

    Amble off to one of the various street terraces to have a refreshing drink whil you consult your Michelin guide on where to go next... Obviously the Kronenbourg !Have a look at restaurant tips written by other VT members.

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  • Tarte Flambee forever

    Very nice restaurant / hotel for tasting specially La tarte flambee with a bottle of Riesling tarte Flambee

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  • Sometimes you don't want a restaurant

    You smell the bakeries before you see them. There are several and they smell good and look good. The baked items are numerous and beautifully arranged to entice you in the door and make you want to buy.Often we want a light lunch or a picnic and often find them in a bakery. Many sell deli sandwiches and pizza type breads. You can also get great...

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  • Zum Schnogaloch

    During our School Trip in Elsace, we stopped over in Obernai for lunch. In a smaller side street we found this restaurant with this funny name. It looked good and we went in. That was a really good choice! The food was awesome and the dishes huge! Cordon Bleu with fries for € 16. It's huge and very delicious!My friend also recommends the Onion...

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Obernai Transportation

  • Train - Obernai to Strasbourg

    We caught the train back to Strasbourg late afternoon. The trip took approximately 30 minutes and we were able to obtain a window seat.It took us about 10 minutes to walk to the train station. We had arranged our walk around the town so we would finish close to the train station.

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  • Public Bus Strasbourg to Obernai

    We travelled to Obernai on the public bus which we caught outside the Strasbourg Train Station.Bus # 257.It was a fine day and we enjoyed the bus ride through the beautiful farmland and vineyards. We passed through several villages along the way.From memory our trip took approximately 45 minutes and in total cost 4 Euros for 2 adults.Our return...

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Obernai Local Customs

  • Restaurant Les Remparts

    Photo 1 : Munster soaked in Kirsch, served with cerises à l’eau de vie (cherries in brandy). That was served at the end of dinner but I felt the photo had to be first !Photo 2 : Grilled Boudin (Black pudding)Photo 3 : Quiche LorrainePhoto 4 : BaekehofPhoto 5 : SpätzleEverything was excellent. I recommand this address.As I wanted to give a photo of...

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  • Local festivities

    Patron's festival on June 29th. Festival " Hans im Schnogaloch " the 3rd week-end of July : over 300 actors.Wine Festival from the 11th to the 15th August.Fair on the Thursday following the Sunday after August 15th . Market on Thursdays, since 1302.Grape harvest celebration with folk procession the 3rd Sunday of October. The newly made Wine flows...

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Obernai Warnings and Dangers

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    Caution, dog! 1 more image

    by JLBG Written Mar 22, 2008

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    In front of a shop, rue du Géneral Gouraud, there was the wooden silhouette of An Alsatian, clad in its traditional clothe, with the silhouette of his dog, popping behind a flower tank. It was so realistic that our little dog was fooled and thought it was a real dog. He barked at it until we showed him that it was just wood, with nothing behind !

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Obernai What to Pack

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    Belfrey and Tourist office.

    by JLBG Updated Mar 22, 2008

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    Miscellaneous: Office du tourisme stands :
    Place du beffroi, 67120 Obernai
    This is easy to find as the beffroi can be seen from almost everywhere in the old town!
    They have all the documents you need and they will be happy to help you visit Obernai and Alsace.

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Obernai Off The Beaten Path

  • Saint Odile

    Saint Odile (or Odilia) (Obernai, Dept. Bas-Rhin, c. 662 A.D. - c. 720 at Mount Ste. Odile) was the daughter of Etichon (Athich), Duke of Alsace. She was born blind. As her father did not want her because she was a girl, her mother Bethswinda had her brought to Palma (perhaps present day Baume-les-Dames in Burgundy) where she was raised.When she...

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  • The city where the Kronenbourg beer is...

    Although originally from Strasbourg's quarter Cronenbourg the main brewing facility has been situated in the east of Obernai since 2001.Famous brands include Kronenbourg and 1664.Brasseries KronenbourgBoulevard de l'Europe, BP 48, 67212 Obernai cedex

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  • Mont Sainte-Odile is spectacular

    We started for Selestat that day and accidentally (as is our custom) ended up at Mont Ste. Odile, the abbey on top of a mountain. Needless to say, considering the setting, we parked and stayed. There are several walking paths right through the grounds so if you enjoy hiking, this is a magnificent hike. Directions are on the web site in several...

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