Canals & intimate rivers, Castles & Monuments
44,48 Km
2 h 57 min
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EuroVelo 15 continues through Ottmarsheim. This village’s rare octagonal Romanesque church is one of the most famous in the Upper Rhine. Further on, at Fessenheim, a museum focuses on the work of Victor Schoelcher; his family was from these parts and he was central in having slavery abolished across French territories in 1848. The last stop on the stage, Neuf-Brisach was the last fortified town designed by Louis XIV’s great military architect, Vauban. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its octagonal form presents the most accomplished example of Ancien Régime defence.
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Waytypes of the stage

By road: 25,23 km Cycle path: 19,02 km

Cycle route

From Niffer, signposts indicate the EuroVelo 15 cycle route all the way along.
Initially, on the 3km of canal-side path up to Niffer Lock, this stage is free of motorized traffic. Then the way alternates between quiet roads with little motorized traffic and greenways going along a former railway line up to Neuf-Brisach. At various points, linking cycling trails lead across the border into Germany. There are also options for reaching the French city of Mulhouse.

Tourist information

Office du tourisme du Pays de Brisach, +33 (0)3 89 72 56 66

SNCF train services

TER Alsace regional stations at Habsheim and Rixheim

Don’t miss

Niffer, the lock designed by the great 20th-century architect Le Corbusier - Ottmarsheim, the 11th-century Romanesque church - Chalampé, l'Ile du Rhin (an island on the Rhine with interesting flora and fauna)- Blodesheim, timberframe houses- Fessenheim, Musée de la Hardt and Maison Schoelcher (on a major slavery abolutionist); Maison des Energies (run by the electricy-provider EDF); the nuclear power station - Vogelgrun, the fish pass; the outdoor watersports centre - Neuf-Brisach, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with 17th-century fortified town and citadel designed by Vauban, who is dedicated a museum – Hardt Forest, cycling trails through the woods.

Specialist bicycle services

Bike hire, including of electric bikes, available from Neuf-Brisach

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