Exploring Alsace, Thann and the region
Gastronomy has pride of place
Alsace is a great place for food-lovers, with a wide range of culinary specialities to delight the palate. Charcuterie and regional dishes such as “choucroute”, “baeckeoffe” and “flammekueche” are all there for you to try during your stay.
And if you have a sweet tooth, Alsace also offers plenty of choice when it comes to dessert, with fruit tarts and “Kouglofs”.
Sport and nature
The Hôtel du Parc is situated in the Ballons des Vosges Regional Park. This protected natural area offers a wide range of sporting activities in the heart of the wonderful Vosges countryside: climbing, hang-gliding, horse-riding, tree-top adventure trail, etc…
There are a huge number of walking and cycling trails in Alsace: set off on foot or by mountain bike with family or friends and explore the region’s magnificent countryside. Forests, vineyards, lakes and mountains will be the ideal setting for your outdoor activities, whatever your level. Get away from it all and enjoy nature just a few miles from the Hôtel du Parc.
In winter, the ski slopes are just 30 minutes from the Hôtel du Parc: the resorts of Bresse-Hohneck and Ventronare in the heart of the Vosges Mountains.
There are also 3 golf courses less than an hour away (Les Bouleaux Golf Club 15 minutes, Rougemont Golf Club 30 minutes, Lalargue Golf Club 45 minutes), all offering a pleasant sporting moment in the heart of the countryside. Walk the course with family or friends, or as part of a business trip, and enjoy the wonderful scenery that surrounds you.
Exploring the local heritage
Visit Thann museum, just a few minutes from the Hôtel du Parc: in a traditional building, it tells the story of the region and its inhabitants.
During your stay in Alsace, travel back in time to the Middle Ages with a visit to the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, which is listed as a Historic Monument. This fortified castle in the heart of the region has been fully restored and offers a superb view over the Alsace plain and the Black Forest.
1 hour and 30 minutes from the hotel, the Montagne aux Singes and the Volerie des Aiglesare major attractions for adults and children! See over 200 macaques living freely in nature and admire the world’s biggest birds of prey in free flight during a show: a unique, unmissable experience.
The Christmas markets are a great event in the region every year. With their convivial, good-humoured atmosphere, they make a great contribution to the magic of Christmas in Alsace. Here, in a winter wonderland, you’ll discover the traditional foods served over the Christmas and New Year period in the region. Thann holds its Christmas market on Place Joffre and Saint-Thiébaut
The Alsace wine route
Situated in the centre of Thann, the Hôtel du Parc is the ideal starting point for the oldest wine route in France, which takes you on a tour of over 120 towns and villages in this wine-making region. Situated at the foot of the Vosges, Thann is the gateway to this major tourist route: you’ll see magnificent scenery, with vineyards, forests, lakes and mountains, and visit picturesque villages before tasting wine in some of Alsace’s cellars.