Office de tourisme de Guebwiller - Alsace


Lautenbach and its hamlet Schweighouse make up a mid-mountain village located in the Haut-Florival, close to the town of Guebwiller (6km) and the Alsatian wine route. The St Michel collegiate also places it on the Roman route. The Route des Crêtes (Cliff Road), very close, beckons to you to explore the Markstein summits in both winter and summer (15km, alt. 1240 m) and the Grand Ballon (30km, alt. 1,424 m).  Nearby, take advantage of the numerous specialities of the inns nestled in the heart of the mountain and leave with delicious farm products (cold cuts, cured sausage, cheese, dairy products, syrups, liqueurs, honey and much more).
Lautenbach is renowned in particular for the autobiographical novel of the journalist Jean Egen (Le Canard Enchaîné, Le Monde) titled "Les tilleuls de Lautenbach". This local boy describes his village with enthusiasm as a prodigious creation.
Lautenbach is an important stop during your stay in the Florival in your search for local products and an authentic heritage.

The Roman St Michel Collegiate, XIth c.
The Chapelle de Saint Gangolphe, XVth – XIXth c.
Explore the Natural Regional Park of the Ballons des Vosges
The Route des crêtes (Cliff road)
Hiking circuit: near the ‘Chaudron du Diable (Devil's Cauldron)
MTB circuit: Bollenberg circuit
MTB circuit: Firstplan circuit
MTB circuit: Saint Gangolphe circuit
MTB circuit: Strohberg circuit
Hiking circuit: fountains within fountains
Hiking circuit: sandtone granite
Hiking circuit: the Chemin Creux 'Hollow Lane' at Langrücken
Hiking circuit: following in the footsteps of the Lautenbach chapter
Fishing pond
Florival recreational area: numerous structures for fun and sports
Mountain guest houses
Local products
Events, excursions, activities: consult the events calendar

>Accommodation (guest houses, vacation rentals, youth hostels, refuge) coffee shops, restaurants, inns

Tourism packages: guided audio visit of the Lautenbach collegiate, independent visits with maps,guided visit of St Gangolph year round with reservation for groups
Practical services: "le Beckala" picnic area. Accommodation (guest houses, vacation rentals, youth hostels, refuge) coffee shops, restaurants, inns, local products for sale
Recreational equipment for children: Florival recreational area: 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, public toilettes

The "Fête du coucou"
During the Saint Gangolphe pilgrimage, every second Sunday of the month of May, the traditional "fête du coucou" takes place. The pilgrimage starts with High Mass at 10am and the Salut au Saint-Sacrement at 5pm. Opening of the Chapelle of the 15th century with its frescoes from the Martin Schongauer era relating the life of St-Gangolphe, martyr of conjugal fidelity. Activities take place all day long near the Chapel with numerous stands including the traditional 'Kukukstand' with its 'coucou' and its 'Gloutris' in clay. Refreshments and restaurants onsite. Lunch served with reservation.

Rencontre Lutherie Danserie mét Müsik (String-instrument dancing event): folk festival
Since 1983, in the month of June, this traditional folk and Celtic musical festival brings together groups from all over Europe for the listening pleasure of visitors who are increasing in number every year. Balls, concerts, dance and instrument workshops and stringed-instrument shows set the pace for this festive weekend, full of dancing and laughter.
Other activities: see the activity guide 

Key figures

Altitude 353 m − 1,160 m
Surface area 1,325 ha = 13.25 km²
Density 118.50 hab/km²
Latitude 47° 56' 30'' North
Longitude 07° 09' 34'' East
Population (2009) 1,586 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

49 rue Principale
00 33 (0)3 89 76 32 02
00 33 (0)3 89 76 32 02