Obernai is a wonderfully charming wine-producing town in the beautiful, and flavoursome Alsace region. Its atmospheric ring wall, and half-timber houses in pretty colours with their flower boxes, make it a popular spot for day trippers, but it makes an excellent base for exploring more of the region. The best places to stay in Obernai are generally in the attractive town centre, but if you’re planning to explore the whole region then the best options are probably just out of town, where you’ll be in amongst the vines and free views.
As well as being close to the vineyards of the Alsace, Obernai is also close to the slopes of the Vosges mountains, so many guide books refer to it as Alsace in miniature.
Obernai’s day trippers will be here to see, and maybe promenade on, the 13th Century ramparts, which you can scale in the square by the church of St. Peter and St. Paul; and the market square, which is especially lively on Thursdays, the town hall, corn exchange and the old six bucket well. The Mont Sainte Odile Convent is also another local highlight, the chapel and convent are beautiful and the views are extraordinary.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Obernai, are ideal bases whether you're here for a quick stop-over or for an exploration of the wider area.
A delightful 18th Century stone house in the midst of the wine growing region. Views of Mont Saint Odile. Delicious Alsacienne seasonal food served in the cosy traditional interior or on the terrace in Ottrott-Le-Haut. Heated outdoor pool for relaxing after a day's exploring. A piece of heaven!
Don't be fooled by the alpine exterior, this hotel is a blend of traditional and modern. The menu is a contemporary take on Alsatian dishes and continental breakfast is a lavish spread. Some rooms are classic country, others brazenly modern - all with views. There are two pools and spa.
Elegant hotel in Medieval town. Bedrooms feature beamed ceilings and antique style furniture. Indoor pool, sauna and spa treatments. Gardens and terraces. Superb regional cuisine, atmospheric bar. A charming stay in idyllic location.