Hotel Restaurant Au Lion - Surroundings

Nearby Sites of Interest

Located on the wine route, between the vineyards of Alsace and the Vosges mountains, the picturesque town of Ribeauvillé is a perfect location for family vacations, business trips or romantic getaways. Partly surrounded by ancient walls, the city has plenty picturesque medieval houses, as well as two ancient Gothic churches. In addition to a tourist train, there are free guided tours of the old town and the town hall organised daily from May to October. Local winegrowers and the wine cooperative offer tastings and visits of their cellars. If you combine all these elements and everything the Alsace region has to offer, how could you resist booking a room immediately?

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Hotel Restaurant Au Lion - Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

The Château du Haut-Koenigsbourgh is a medieval castle located in Orschwiller, just over 10km (6 miles) from Ribeauvillé. It offers a strategic location on a rocky mountain cliff overlooking the Upper Rhine Plain. It dates back to the 12th century. Restored in 1993, it was listed as a national historic site by the French Ministry of Culture. Today, it is one of the most visited tourist attractions of the region.

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Hotel Restaurant Au Lion - The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden

As you travel through the Alsatian region, come and feast your eyes on the fascinating collection of exotic butterflies at Hunawihr. They live in a natural habitat of luxurious flora at the Butterfly Garden. These beautiful creatures will accompany you on your tour and let you into the secret lives of some of the largest butterflies of Africa, Asia and America.

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Hotel Restaurant Au Lion - Stork and otter park in Alsace

Stork and otter park in Alsace

Neighbouring the butterfly garden you will find this beautiful nature-based park providing another perfect location for a family outing during your vacation. With many birds and animals to see in their wild habitat, as well as live shows, this park will please children of all ages and the child still living in many adults. Be sure not to miss the feeding of the baby storks happening every year between May and June!

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Hotel Restaurant Au Lion - Riquewihr

Riquewihr (un des villages les plus visité de france)

Located approximately 5km (3 miles) from Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr is a popular tourist attraction in the region. Known not only for the Riesling wine produced in the village, Riquewihr is a picturesque city that looks today more or less as it did in the 16th century. Surrounded by medieval fortifications, it is one of the most beautiful villages in France.

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Hotel Restaurant Au Lion - The way of Saint James

The way of Saint James

The Camino de Santiago or way of Saint James is a pilgrimage route dating back to medieval times. It ends at the shrine of St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago of Compostela in Galicia, Spain. The route travelled by foot or bike, originally for spiritual reasons, is now often used for leisure and sport. The Alsatian part of the St. James Way can be found not far from the Au Lion hotel and restaurant making it an ideal stop for hungry and tired travellers.

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Hotel Restaurant Au Lion - Colmart, Aubernet, Strasbourg

Colmart, Aubernet, Strasbourg

During your stay in Ribeauvillé, do not forget to visit some of the famous surrounding towns.

Colmar, located about 16km (10 miles) south of Ribeauvillé, is situated on the Alsatian Wine Route. It is also known as the "capital of Alsatian wine”. The city has a well- preserved historic centre, numerous architectural landmarks and museums, including the Unterlinden Museum. It showcases local and international artworks, and manufactured artefacts from prehistory to contemporary times.

Obernai, like many cities in the region, contains beautiful architecture as well as an ancient synagogue and abbey. Located approximately 40km (25 miles) away from Ribeauvillé, do not forget to add it to your list of must- sees during your stay at the Hotel au Lion. Obernai is home to the Kronenbourg brewery, a very popular French beer.

Strasbourg is located 75km (47 miles) north of Ribeauvillé. It is the capital and the largest city of the Alsace region. The historic centre, the Grande Île (Grand Island), is a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. Besides strolling the streets and viewing the magnificent architecture, you can take the time to visit the many museums, theatres, operas, concert halls the city has to offer.

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Hotel Restaurant Au Lion - The Alsace wine route

Hotel along the Alsace wine route

The Hotel au Lion is situated in the centre of the Alsace wine region. Ranging for over 170km (just over 100 miles) and beautifully situated in the Vosges Mountain range, the many charming villages centred on wine-making will be sure to please all of your senses. With the grape varieties including pinot blanc, Muscat, Riesling (and many more) you will be sure to find a wine or two that satisfies your tastes buds.

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Hotel Restaurant Au Lion - Resort Barriere à Ribeauvillé

Resort Barriere à Ribeauvillé

If you are looking for a bit of luxury during your stay at the Hotel au Lion, the Resort Barrière could be a perfect afternoon or evening getaway. Located about 3km (1.5 miles) from us, it has a casino featuring live shows, slot machines, electronic games and game tables. Gourmet dishes and signature cocktails are available to satisfy all of your cravings. Looking for something a little more on the quiet side? Check out everything the spa has to offer from aqua courses, sauna, hammam, and thermal baths to get you back in perfect shape.

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