Office de tourisme de Guebwiller - Alsace


Buhl stretches across the heart of the wooded hillsides of the Vallée du Florival , close to the Lac de la Lauch (alt. 950m) and the Markstein ski resort (15km, alt. 1424m). This is an ideal departure point for exploring the "Route des crêtes (Cliff Road)" from which you can admire the different valleys of the Vosges mountains and even catch a glimpse of the Alps in clear skies.

Buhl offers both large natural recreational spaces and a surprising heritage that transports visitors from the Middle Ages to the modern era, from the ruins of the Hugstein Castle to the vestiges of the industrial era.

The commune is home notably to a magnificent XVth c. tryptych saved from destruction during the Revolution and attributed to the Ecole de Martin Schoengauer.

Buhl is the native town of Maurice Koechlin whose role in the Eiffel company was pivotal to the construction of the famous Eiffel tower and the design of plans for the Statue of Liberty in New York.

The Ruins of the Château du Hugstein, XIIIth c.
Industrial heritage

The Altarpiece at Buhl XVth c.
The Quarry trail: map available from the Tourist Office
Florival recreational area: numerous structures for play and sport (Lautenbach, 3km)
Bike path
Explore the Natural Regional Park of the Ballons des Vosges
Departure points for MTB trails close by: circuits available from the Tourist Office
Starting point for hiking trails: circuits available from the Tourist Office
Hiking circuit: Small Buhl heritage sites
Fishing pond
Tennis court rental
Spa and mini-golf at the Hostellerie Saint Barnabé
Stein: artisanal pastry-making since 1904
Events, excursions, activities: consult the events calendar

Accommodation (hotel and spa, vacation rentals, vacation centre) and restaurants (restaurants, winstub)




Tourism packages: independent visit, independent visit of quarries with a map, visit with audio guide of Hugstein, visit with audio guide of the Buhl altarpiece all year round with reservation for groups

Practical services: shops pastry-chocolate-maker, accommodation (hotel and spa, vacation rentals, vacation centre) and restaurants (restaurants, winstub)

Recreational equipment for children: Florival recreational area: swings, toboggans, wading pool, climbing net, boule pitch, skate park, picnic area, miscellaneous structure for fun and sport, multi-sport field, tennis, basketball, volley-ball and football (Lautenbach, 3km)

Commodities/related services: free parking for cars, regular bus service, parking adapted for buses, public toilettes

The “Grande cavalcade” of the Buhl carnival

Every year in February, the royal trio and the princely couple are elected as the chosen ones to participate in this big parade. The royal trio and the fourth elected person take part in the fall in the election of the 'Trèfle royal' that unites the persons elected for the Buhl carnival as well as for Rouffach and Soultz. You must not miss this large traditional parade! Refreshment kiosk and restaurants onsite. Free.

Other activities: see the activity guide

Key figures

Altitude 313 m − 842 m
Surface area 880 ha = 8,80 km²
Density 362,13 hab/km²
Latitude 47° 55' 43'' Nord
Longitude 07° 11' 14'' Est
Population (2009) 3 285 habitants
Postal code 68530

GUEBWILLER Tourist Office

45 rue de la République - 68500 GUEBWILLER
Tél. : 00 33 (0)3 89 76 10 63
Fax : 00 33 (0)3 89 76 52 72
Mail :

72 rue Florival
00 33 (0)3 89 62 15 95
00 33 (0)3 89 83 05 14