Suggested cruising options Saverne*
A ONE- WAY GETAWAY: Cruise through Alsace and Lorraine

Short break
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73 KM
from 649 EUROS**
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** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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    Rohan Castle in Saverne
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    Rohan Castle in Saverne
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    Nautic base of Saverne
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    Haut Barr Castle in Saverne
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    Lützelbourg Valley
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    Boat elevator of Arzviller
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    Boat elevator of Arzviller
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    Famous Chagall stained glass in Sarrebourg
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    The animal park of the Domaine Ste Croix
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    The animal park of the Domaine Ste Croix
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    Nautic activities on the pool in Mittersheim
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    View of Harskirchen, the harbor and the camping site designated Natura 2000

Description of
the boating holiday

Take a one-way trip to the heart of Lorraine and Alsatian heritage

From the Saverne base, this boating break will take you to the port of Harskirchen. On the Marne-Rhine Canal and the Houillères Canal of the Saarland, you will discover the architectural, natural and gastronomic treasures of Alsace and Lorraine ... not to mention the impressive Arzviller boat lift - unique in Europe.

Departure base

Located at the foot of the Regional Natural Park of the Northern Vosges which is classified as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, the marina of Saverne is an excellent starting point for a boating holiday.  From here you can discover a region rich in gastronomy, culture, heritage and nature.

Places to see and things to do

Saverne: Rohan castle (museum), Haut-Barr castle, Saverne‘ s old town, Centre Nautique l’Océanide – waterpark

Lutzelbourg: Wurm crystal factory, castle, panoramic views of the valley, children’s playground Arzviller: Boat lift, engine room, Houseboat museum, "Fusion Libre" crystal factory, alpine luge coaster ride

Niderviller: Tunnels (475m & 2306m), Pottery museum and factory shop, Marc Chagall stained glass at the Chapelle des Cordeliers, Sarrebourg (6km from Niderviller):

Mittersheim:  Lake, water activities, beach, bathing

Harskirchen: Leisure centre, tennis courts, Water mill of Willer (18th century)

You’ve reached the end of your short break, so it’s time to return your boat to the Nicols team at the Harskirchen base.


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A total escape
We already knew Alsace and Lorraine but we have completely rediscovered these regions with this boating trip from Saverne! We were able to visit charming villages at our own pace and enjoy the pleasure of sailing and meeting other boaters. A true escape for a few days!

Marie and Jean-Michel, 43 and 48 years old, Roubaix