Office de tourisme de Guebwiller - Alsace


Located on the wine route and nestled in the foothills of the Vosges mountains close to their highest summit, Soultz is mentioned for the first time in the year 667. Its name probably comes from the term "Sulza", which is evocative of the existence of a salt-water spring.
Thanks to the wine-growing industry, this city benefited from a prosperous Renaissance in the XVIth and XVIIth centuries, as can still be seen in the stately dwellings with turreted stairwells, oriels and buttresses.
This very pleasant town with 7,311 inhabitants will charm visitors with its narrow roads and throughout the length of the historic walking tour of old Soultz.
You will be entertained by stories of the lives of the famous people who lived in this town, like Georges Heckeren of Anthès whose, castle can be admired to this day and who confronted the Russian poet Pouchkine in a fatal duel.
This is a friendly town with accommodation, restaurants and shops and is the ideal holiday venue to discover the Vallée du Florival and its heritage.

Guided visit of the town of Soultz Tuesdays in July and August at 10am
The Nef des jouets
The Bucheneck Museum Château
Touristic and heritage circuit "Pays d’Art et d’Histoire - Land of Art and History"
Stork park
The vineyard paths of Soultz-Wuenheim
The Alsatian wine route
Wine cellar visits and tastings
Departure point for hiking: circuits available from the Tourist Office
Health tours
Departure point for MTB trails: circuits available from the Tourist Office
Bike rental services
Explore the Natural Regional Park of the Ballons des Vosges
Village in bloom - "3 flowers"
Visits, excursions, activities: consult the events guide

Accommodation (hotel, bed & breakfast, vacation rentals), restaurants, tea room, shops

  • XVIth c. dwellings and winegrowers' houses
  • The Château du Bucheneck XIIIth c.
  • The Ancienne Commanderie des Chevaliers de l’ordre de Malte (Commandership of the Order of Malta)
  • The Château of Anthès
  • The Eglise Saint-Maurice, Gothic style, XIIIth – XVth c.
  • Silbermann organ, XIXth c.
  • Town Hall, XIXth c.
  • The Ramparts
  • The Château Waldner de Freundstein
  • Industrial heritage

Tourism packages: guided visits of the town of Soultz Tuesdays during July and August at 10am (year round with reservations for groups), independent visit with map of the tourist and heritage circuit "Pays d’art et d’Histoire - (Land of Art and History)", guided visit of the vineyard paths of Soultz-Wuenheim in summer with the Cave du Vieil-Armand, independent visit of the vineyard paths of Soultz-Wuenheim with map (available at the Tourist Office), guided visit of the Château Musée at Bucheneck and the 'Nef des jouets' with reservation for groups,
Practical services : touristic reception for individuals and groups, boutique, bike rental, numerous shops, service area for camping-cars. Accommodation (hotel, bed & breakfast, vacation rentals), restaurants, tea room
Recreational equipment for children: stork park
Amenities/related services: free parking for cars, public toilettes, regular bus lines (to Guebwiller, Colmar, Mulhouse, etc.), parking adapted for buses

The magic of Christmas at Soultz

The "La Halle aux Blés" and the public square hosting an authentic christmas market where 30 artisans show off their know-how. There are also other activities such as textil design, choirs, St Nicolas, Santa Claus or carriage tours. The first 2 weekends of December. Free entry. Parking assured.


Also not to be missed are the two treasure hunts organised at Guebwiller and Soultz at the end of November and beginning of January, an opportunity for children and adults to explore the town. The most successful treasure hunters will be rewarded. Free.


The Hardaepfelpfluttafascht: the potato of yesterday is celebrated

This festival honouring the Alsatian culinary traditions takes place each autumn during the month of October. This is the opportunity to taste delicious Alsatian dishes as prepared by our forefathers with restaurant owner Gilbert Schluraff, at the head of the famous Metzgestuwa, butcher/restaurant. Here you can taste the famous Hardeapfelpfluttas (a kind of potato dumpling) during a lunch following by an afternoon of dancing for a day full of activities, raffle, country market and artisan market. Reservation required.

Other activities: see the activity guide

Key figures

Altitude 239 m − 1,421 m
Surface area 2,958 ha = 29.58 km²
Density 224.40 hab/km²
Latitude 47° 53' 12'' North
Longitude 07° 13' 47'' East
Population (2009) 7,311 habitants
Postal code 68360

SOULTZ Tourist Office
14 place de la République - 68360 SOULTZ
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 89 76 83 60
GUEBWILLER Tourist Office
45 rue de la République - 68500 GUEBWILLER
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 89 76 10 63
Fax : 00 33 (0)3 89 76 52 72

Mairie - Place de la République
00 33 (0)3 89 62 25 40
00 33 (0)3 89 83 06 63