Obernai and surrounding area
Obernai is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department, in the Alsace region in the foothills of the Vosges mountains. Ranked among the Most Beautiful Detours in France, Obernai is one of the top villages to visit on the Wine Route between Strasbourg and Colmar which are very well-known for their Christmas markets.
Obernai is a beautiful medieval city well-known for being the hometown of Saint Odile of Alsace and for its rich history, streets of half-timbered houses, typical restaurants as well as its Christmas market bringing crowds from all parts of the world each year.
Listed as the top most touristic place in Alsace after Strasbourg, Obernai attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world wanting to discover the Alsace region and its top sightseeing places. One of the strengths of Obernai is definitely its Office of Tourism that is very active and organises a full range of events around different topics throughout the year: culture, local food and products, wine, sport to name a few.
Obernai is surrounded by charming villages such as Ottrott, Boersch et Rosheim reachable by car in less than 10 min from Obernai. Other must-see villages and cities around: Strasbourg, Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr, Colmar and Kaysersberg which are located on the Wine Route and famous for their Christmas markets, accessible in less than 45 min from Obernai.
If you like bike rides, you can enjoy the bike paths that connect Obernai to the other surrounding villages: Bernadswiller, Bischoffsheim, Niedernai, Boersch et Goxwiller.
For those with passion for history, culture, wine, food, Obernai is the right place to discover in Alsace that you cannot miss!