Office de tourisme de Guebwiller - Alsace


Linthal, whose name means "valley of the linden", is a mountain village located close the Markstein ski resort (13km, alt. 1240 m) and the Grand Ballon (25km, alt. 1424 m), the highest summit in the Vosges mountains.
Both summer and winter, the exceptional location of this village dominating the Vallée du Florival makes it an ideal vacation stop close to nature and to explore the Route des Crêtes (Cliff Road) and taste the traditional 'marcaire' farm meal at an inn-farm.
Legend has it that Jacob Steiner, from the Linthal commune, invented the inn-farm concept following the French revolution. His cheese-making technique was ahead of its time and produced an excellent 'gruyère' and the straw barn was also used as a dance hall.
Located at 7 km from Guebwiller, Linthal has everything for all tastes, half-way between the plain and the highest summits, the discovery of an authentic rural setting and a vast heritage.

Hiking circuit : Linthal, Petit Ballon
Independent donkey ride
Explore the Natural Regional Park of the Ballons des Vosges
Numerous farms
Local products
Florival recreational area: numerous structures for play and sport (Lautenbach, 4km)
Events, excursions, activities: consult the events guide

Accommodation (guest houses, furnished accommodation), restaurants (farm-inns, restaurants)

  • The Parcours du souvenir (Memory Lane)
  • The Chapelle Notre Dame des sept douleurs, XVIIth c.

Tourism packages: independent visits, walks, hiking and visits with the VAL association
Practical services: area for camping-cars, accommodation (guest houses, furnished accommodation), restaurants (farm-inns, restaurants)
Recreational equipment for children: Florival recreational area  (Lautenbach, 4km): swings, toboggans, wading pool, climbing net, boule pitch, skate park, picnic area, miscellaneous structures for fun and sport, multi-sport field, (tennis, basketball, volley-ball and football)
Amenities/related services: free parking for cars, regular bus service

Walks and strolls with the VAL association (programme on request)

From March to November, the Vivre et Agir association at Linthal offers activities, literary walking tours, and tours of the natural richness of the local heritage.

Other activities: see the activity guide

Key figures

Altitude 429 m − 1,320 m
Surface area 2,094 ha = 20.94 km²
Density 28.98 hab/km²
Latitude 47° 56' 51'' North
Longitude 07° 07' 52'' East
Population (2009) 629 habitants
Postal code 68610

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

79 rue du Hilsenfirst
00 33 (0)3 89 76 32 34
00 33 (0)3 89 76 30 67