Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile is located atop a 760 m (2,493 ft) peak in the Vosges Mountains immediately west of Barr. Located at the top, the monastery and covent are often deemed the "Pagan Wall" and are most notable for the impressive stone fortifications. Dating back to the Roman times, the fortress was possibly destroyed by vandals. During the second half of the ninth century, when Vikings attacked the low countries that had recently converted to Christianity, Utrecht bishops went into exile and spent much of their time at Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile. Surrounding Celtic settlements and the Hohenburg Abbey make this a charming stop along any road trip. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile and many more Ottrott attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ottrott sightseeing planner.
Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile reviews
My husband and I were visiting the beautiful mountain of St. Odile n Alsace for more than two years now. Free parking, nice views and hiking are wonderful. It is a truly spiritual place, except for... more »
Only 20 minute drive from Obernai and well worth it.Stunning views and a sense of calm even with the other tourists.Free parking and entrance to a limited part of the building.A great way to spend a..... more »
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