Stretch your legs by strolling around Obernai’s 13th-century ramparts, accessible from the square in front of the twin-spired, neo-Gothic Église St-Pierre et St-Paul.

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1. Place du Marché


Life spirals around this market square, put to use each Thursday morning, where you’ll find the 16th-century hôtel de ville (town-hall building)…

3. Ramparts

10.16 MILES

A gentle stroll takes in the 14th-century, pink-granite ramparts, originally pierced by four gates, three still holding aloft watchtowers and bearing…

4. Natzweiler-Struthof

10.38 MILES

About 25km west of Obernai, off the D130, stands Natzweiler-Struthof, the only Nazi concentration camp on French territory. Today the sombre remains of…

6. Mémorial de l’Alsace-Moselle

12.05 MILES

The Mémorial de l’Alsace-Moselle, 50km southwest of Strasbourg in Schirmeck, takes an unblinking but reconciliatory look at the region’s traumatic modern…

7. Château Musée Vodou

13.93 MILES

Housed in a striking 19th-century water tower, this one-of-a-kind museum apparently showcases the world's largest private collection of West African…

8. Grande Mosquée de Strasbourg

13.97 MILES

Designed by Italian architect Paolo Portoghesi and opened in September 2012, France's biggest mosque (accommodating 1500 worshippers) sits on a bend in…