This walking tour of Barr will take you through the heart of this charming town, with its half-timbered houses and picturesque streets.
This walking tour starts from a car park near the centre of Barr. Alternatively, it’s just 10 minutes walk from Barr Train Station to the centre of the old town (40-50 minutes on the train from either Strasbourg or Colmar).
Barr Walking Tour Map
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Tips for Barr Walking Tour
- Barr is often not crowded, it’s a great place to escape the busy villages elsewhere!
- It’s definitely worth walking the vineyards on this walking tour to get the views over the small town.
- For more walking tours and hikes, see our France Hiking Page.
Top Sights in Barr
On this self-guided walking tour, you’ll discover the best streets in Barr, and enjoy views of town from the vineyards on the slopes above. This walking tour of Barr takes between 1-2 hours depending on if you stop for refreshments.
- Rue Taufflieb
- Rue de la Kirneck
- Place de l’Hôtel de Ville
- Église Saint-Martin
- Sentier Viticole de Barr
- Rue Brune & Rue du Collège
Barr Walking Tour Route
This walking tour starts from the small car park near the centre of Barr.
Directions: Leave the car park and turn left towards the old town and a square on Rue Taufflieb.
1. Rue Taufflieb
Rue Taufflieb is a cute road with a lovely little square surrounded by nice old buildings.
Directions: Turn left along the road to the first junction.
2. Rue de la Kirneck
Rue de la Kirneck is another lovely street heading through the centre of Barr old town. At the junction, a small stream runs underneath the road and you can get a photo through a wooden picture frame of the water and surrounding buildings. A little way along the road, look out for a very old wine press on your right.
Directions: After the wine press, take the first left up yet another cute street towards the main square.
3. Place de l’Hôtel de Ville
The Place de l’Hôtel de Ville is the main town square, and here you can find several restaurants and cafes. There’s an impressive old town hall and a nice fountain in the square. Surrounding the open space are many half-timbered houses and impressive architecture.
Directions: Head left out of the town square, then bend right up towards the obvious church.
4. Église Saint-Martin
The Église Saint-Martin is a protestant church (the catholic one is white and can be seen from the walk through the vineyards). There was first a church on this site in 1180, and parts of the tower remain from hundreds of years ago.
Directions: Turn left above the church and follow this road as it leads through the vineyards, first bending to the right and then to the left. Take another left to return towards town and past the white catholic church.
5. Sentier Viticole de Barr
The Sentier Viticole de Barr is a lovely walk through the vines, from which you have panoramic views over town and the little valley that it sits in. The grapes are used to produce delicious local wines, many of which you can find at shops in town. Further uphill at the head of the valley is the outline of a distant castle in the forest-covered slopes of the Vosges mountain range.
Directions: After passing the church, take the first right down Rue Brune. Then at the bottom turn left along Rue du Collège.
6. Rue Brune & Rue du Collège
Both Rue Brune and Rue du Collège are cute streets in a quiet part of Barr. You can look back up Rue Brune and get views of the vineyards you were just walking through.
Directions: Walk along Rue du Collège and the car park and the end of the Barr Walking Tour will soon be on your left.
Best Places to Stay in Barr
There are a few good places to stay in Barr, with a couple of hotels and several apartments, though bear in mind that some have minimum-stay requirements. The best of the hotel and apartment options in Barr are below:
- A la Maison Rouge Hôtel*: A central hotel with a traditional vibe and a great restaurant with outdoor seating. There’s free private parking for guests and breakfast available.
- LOCBNB*: Apartments in a tastefully renovated old building right in the middle of Barr. All apartments have equipped kitchens and lots of character, with free private parking.
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