These two weeks of boat holidays allow you to discover all the iconic sites of Alsace and Lorraine - from the typical Alsatian villages and Strasbourg with its canals to the impressive Arzviller boat lift. This cruise brings you all the cultural, gastronomic and natural wealth of the region by exploring the canals of the coal mines of Saarland - from the Marne to the Rhine.
Located on a loop of waterways which link Luxembourg, Germany and France, the port of Harskirchen offers many opportunities for boating holidays with walks in the heart of nature, swimming and gastronomic discoveries.
Harskirchen: Leisure centre, tennis courts, Water mill of Willer (18th century
Mittersheim: Lake, water activities, beach, bathing
Niderviller: Tunnels (475m & 2306m), Pottery museum and factory shop, Marc Chagall stained glass at the Chapelle des Cordeliers, Sarrebourg (6km from Niderviller):
Arzviller: Boat lift, engine room, Houseboat museum, "Fusion Libre" crystal factory, alpine luge coaster ride
Lutzelbourg: Wurm crystal factory, castle, panoramic views of the valley, children’s playground
Saverne: Rohan castle (museum), Haut-Barr castle, Saverne‘ s old town, Centre Nautique l’Océanide – waterpark
Hochfelden: Brasserie Météor – beer brewery (group visits in july/august) Aquatic Center Atoo-o – swimming centre
Brumath: Archaeological museum
Vendenheim: Visit of one of the largest commercial areas in France
Strasbourg - Quai des Belge: “Little France”, beautiful banks of the river Ill, cathedral, Council of Europe and European parliament (only for group visits), Brasseries Heineken / Kronenbourg, the Palais Rohan place museum (art and décor, “beaux-arts”), Musée alsacien – museum of Alsace
Now you’ve discovered so much in Strasbourg and on your journey there, it’s time to return to your starting base at Harskirchen, perhaps stopping at some of your favourite discoveries on the way.
Holiday reviews from Harskirchen
A different way to see Alsace
What a joy to be able to discover Alsace differently…on the water! We loved discovering nice little restaurants as we cruised andnd what a pleasure to be able to enter Strasbourg directly aboard our boat!