Office de tourisme de Guebwiller - Alsace

Murbach, abbaye au pied du Grand Ballon

Nestled in the fold of a valley in the heart of the Florival, the village of Murbach is known for its Abbey, founded in 728 by Count Eberhardt, part of the family of Alsatian dukes. The Benedictine Abbey of Murbach obtained, over the centuries, numerous privileges that enabled him to expand in Alsace and beyond.
The Roman abbey, of which the apse and the transept remain, was built at the start of the XVIIIth c. Vestiges are still visible today giving an idea of how magnificent the entire construction must have been.

The Murbach Abey on the TV (france 3 Alsace).

L’Abbaye de Murbach, XIIthc.
The Chapelle Notre Dame de Lorette, XVIIth c.
The Roman Route of Alsace
Reconstruction of a Medieval garden in the church rectory
Explore the Natural Regional Park of the Ballons des Vosges
Hiking circuit: Tour of the Vallon de Murbach
Natural Regional Park of the Ballons des Vosges
Florival recreational area: numerous structures for play and sport (Lautenbach, 6km)
Events, excursions, activities: consult the events calendar

Accommodation (guest houses, hotel-restaurant) and restaurants

Tourism packages: guided visit every Thursday morning In July and August at 10am and year round with reservation for groups, guided audio visit of the Abbey and the Chapelle Notre Dame de Lorette
Practical services: area for camping-cars, accommodation (guest houses, furnished accommodation) and restaurants
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 (Lautenbach, 6km)
Amenities/related services: free parking for cars, free parking for buses, public toilettes

Art and walking

Every year in the month of May, the village of Murbach is the ideal scene for the "art et balade - arts and stroll" event. On this occasion, this charming venue hosts different types of artistic expression, in particular concerts at the Abbey and exhibitions in the village (sculpture, painting, ceramics, photos, etc.). Entry is free.

Other activities: see the activity guide

Key figures

Altitude 396 m − 1,420 m

Surface area651 ha = 6.51 km²Density20.89 hab/km²Latitude47° 55' 29'' NorthLongitude07° 09' 29'' EastPopulation (2009)140 habitantsPostal code68530

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

6 rue de l'Eglise
00 33 (0)3 89 76 91 05
00 33 (0)3 89 74 21 62