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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Great East. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Great East is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Great East

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    Hohneck

    Hiking Highlight

    Hohneck, summit with fantastic panoramic view over the Rhine plain up to Alpen.Restaurant with parking, located directly on the GR5 hiking trail. For day trips with enjoying the view just …

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    Wissembourg centre ville

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Weisseburch, Wissembourg, Weissenburg: The "petite ville", surrounded by wine and forests, in the historic streets of the center ville is the city full of life.

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    Herrlich wilder Rhein an den Isteiner Schwellen

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    The Isteiner thresholds are some natural rapids. In between there are beautiful gravel banks and beaches that invite you to take a bath break. But even if you do not …

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    The longest arched and pedestrian bridge in the world designed as an arched bridge. Definitive landmark in the region. Connects Weil am Rhein (South Baden) and Huningue (Alsace). It is …

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    Hermann
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    Hohenbourg

    Hiking Highlight

    The Hohenburg (French Château du Hohenbourg) is the ruin of a rock castle in northern Alsace (France) near the border with Germany. It rises at 551 m altitude on the …

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    Ruine Loewenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle Löwenstein (also called Lindenschmitt and Löwenburg) was first mentioned in the 13th century. The castle was destroyed in 1386 because of Raubritterei and probably not rebuilt.

    Very nice ruin with a beautiful view on both platforms.

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    Sauermündung

    Bike Touring Highlight

    There is a great trail to the estuary that can be seen from here. Definitely go there !!

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    Sentier des Roches

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Impressive rock path, which starts directly at the parking lot on the Col de la Schlucht.
    During our visit on a sunny Sunday, hell was going on there. If you …

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    Fähre Plittersdorf

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The ferry can be wonderfully integrated into tours and offers great added value. The ferry is operated by the French side. Here the corresponding page.
    inforoute67.fr/pdf/horaire_bac_rhenans.pdf

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    Château de Saint-Ulrich

    Hiking Highlight

    The Château Saint-Ulrich (530 m) is the largest and best preserved of the three castles of Ribeauvillé. The château was built around the middle of the 13th century on a …

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    The Pamina Cycle Path is worth seeing on both sides of the Rhine. Depending on the wind direction, it is recommended to drive to Karlsruhe from the Baden-Baden train station …

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    Sarreguemines

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Saargemünd (French: Sarreguemines) is a must-see. The view from the bike path alone shows interesting buildings. The city is definitely worth a visit.

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    Frankenthal

    Hiking Highlight

    Shortly after the end of the straw Meier path and below the Hohneck, this farmed alpine hut is located in a very beautiful valley.
    See also: frankenthal.pagesperso-orange.fr/de_accueil.html

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    Cathédrale Notre-Dame

    Hiking Highlight

    The Liebfrauenmünster zu Strasbourg (French Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg) is a Roman Catholic church and is one of the most important cathedrals in the history of European architecture and one of the largest sandstone buildings in the world

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    Vieille Ville Riquewihr

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Riquewihr is a medieval city, located in the heart of the Alsatian vineyard, ranked among the "Most Beautiful Villages of France". This magnificent city has for centuries combined the quality …

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    Canal des Houilléres de la Sarre

    Bike Touring Highlight

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    The Saar Canal (formerly: Saar-Kohlen Canal, French Canal des Houillères de la Sarre) is a shipping channel that runs in the French region of Grand Est. It connects the Canal de la Marne au Rhin (German: Rhein-Marne-Kanal) with ...

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    Ribeauville

    Hiking Highlight

    Ribeauvillé itself is worth a visit. However, you should also plan a hike to the three castles of Ribeauvillé. They are picturesquely located in the immediate vicinity above the village and the hiking trails there are also very beautiful.

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    Château de Fleckenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Burg Fleckenstein (French Château de Fleckenstein) is a medieval rock castle in Lower Rhine (France) near the border with Rhineland-Palatinate. As a family castle, it gave the name of the noble family Fleckensteiner.
    Note opening hours.

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    Rheinfähre bei Rhinau

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Coming from Germany, you can quickly reach the Rhone-Rhine Canal via the free border ferry and drive to Strasbourg.

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    Eguisheim

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Just a lovely little medieval wine town.
    Of course a bit crowded during the day, but when the day tourists are gone, it's also very nice. 2 beautiful ring streets …

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