Mont Sainte Odile, Obernai

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Mont Sainte Odile is located atop a 760 m (2,493 ft) peak in the Vosges Mountains immediately west of Barr. Located at the top, the monastery and covent are often deemed the "Pagan Wall" and are most notable for the impressive stone fortifications. Dating back to the Roman times, the fortress was possibly destroyed by vandals. During the second half of the ninth century, when Vikings attacked the low countries that had recently converted to Christianity, Utrecht bishops went into exile and spent much of their time at Mont Sainte Odile. Surrounding Celtic settlements and the Hohenburg Abbey make this a charming stop along any road trip. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mont Sainte Odile and many more Obernai attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Obernai sightseeing planner .
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  • The old monastery on the hill with a beautiful view, a little bit of parking spaces. Near free water from the "miraculous" spring of the Holy Otylli-what who likes, but the water tasty and cold-in 40 a gradual heat-priceless!!!
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  • While passing through with our 10 and 13 year olds we visited this beautiful place. We preferred in the morning to avoid the large population. We were amazed at the tranquillity of the place, the breathtaking view, its cleanliness and its beauty. Don't hesitate to go to the reception to bring an audio guide for more details (very appreciated by children and parents). We went down to the source through the forest (mobility reduced abstain, access by car is possible but we have not tested it). Return by the way of the 14 stations of the ordeal of The Superb Christ. We also have lunch at the local restaurant, no complaints about the dishes served, except that the value for money seems a bit excessive. A little tip if you want to eat by the windows to enjoy the stunning view: book before !!!.
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  • Nice peak with excellent view and a fantastic closter with a colourful chapel. The free parking provides good opportunity for some hiking nearby.
  • Amazing view from up the hill. Not as sweaty as at the foothills. Nice scenery.
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