From Lutzelbourg

Alsace boat hire: discover wines and landscapes

Departing from our base in Lutzelbourg, cruise towards Strasbourg to explore Alsatian culture or use the Arzviller boat lift to get to the stunning city of Nancy.

Alsace boat hire in a few words…

Arriving at the Lutzelbourg base, you will see its fortress and its renowned cut-glass and crystal factories. On all itineraries, you will see houses with flower-covered, corbelled balconies, beautiful churches with onion-shaped steeples, forged-steel gates and railings as you go along. Wherever you stop, you will find food specialties: sauerkraut and cooked meats as well as mouth-watering pastries made with red fruits, plums and damsons. Cruising westward you will pass through the boat lift at Saint-Louis Arzviller. This impressive feat of engineering looks rather like a bathtub full of water sloping upwards. It does the work of 17 locks. Going westwards you reach Sarreguemines by following the Canal des Houillères de la Sarre (Sarre Coalmines Canal) in a wooded setting. Still going westwards, you can also get to Nancy, the natural home of Art Nouveau with its famous glassworks and the Place Stanislas, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The port of Lutzelbourg in Alsace

The
highlights of Lutzelbourg

  • The boat-lift is unique piece of art in waterways engineering
  • You can reach the prosperous cities of Strasbourg and Nancy in a week

our routes departing from Lutzelbourg

The routes shown are only suggestions; don’t forget that you can stop wherever you like on your cruise.

Hard iron and good food

Waterway Saar
Itinerary LutzelbourgArzviller Xouaxange Mittersheim Sarralbe Sarreguemines SarrebruckLutzelbourg

Waterway

Saar

Itinerary

Lutzelbourg...Lutzelbourg
Duration of stay
2 weeks
Navigation time
4h45 / day
Distance traveled
115 one way
Number of locks
60
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Arzviller

The boat lift at St Louis Arzviller allows boats to climb 44.55 metres of height difference in 20 minutes. It’s the only engineering of its kind in Europe and sits in an outstanding setting. Worth a detour on your cruise.

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Xouaxange

village
Mittersheim

nature
Sarralbe

As its name suggests, Sarralbe developed at the confluence of the valleys of the Sarre and the Albe. Its 693-hectare forest and amazing forest house make it a great place to moor your Pénichette among the greenery.

Sarreguemines

The town became world-famous for its pottery industry. Although this ended in 2007, you can visit its museum to find out eveything you wanted to know about earthenware. The town also has a wealth of historic heritage.

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Sarrebruck

This German town is the main economic, university and cultural centre of the Saarland. Stop here on your cruise to show your children the Saarland’s oldest zoo (1,000 animals) or enjoy a cultural break at the theatre or cinema.

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Lutzelbourg

Technical masterpieces and Art Nouveau

Waterway Canal de la Marne au Rhin
Itinerary LutzelbourgArzviller Dombasle Nancy Lutzelbourg

Waterway

Canal de la Marne au Rhin

Itinerary

Lutzelbourg...Lutzelbourg
Duration of stay
1 week
Navigation time
5h30 / day
Distance traveled
188 return trip
Number of locks
52
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Lutzelbourg

Arzviller

The boat lift at St Louis Arzviller allows boats to climb 44.55 metres of height difference in 20 minutes. It’s the only engineering of its kind in Europe and sits in an outstanding setting. Worth a detour on your cruise.

village
Dombasle

Nancy

This magnificent town is especially famous for its Place Stanislas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the middle of the square is a statue of Stanisłas Leszczynski, with rococo style fountains. All across the town are superb palaces and churches. All boating holidays in the region should include a stop here.

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Excitement and relaxation

Waterway Canal de la Marne au Rhin
Itinerary LutzelbourgArzviller Xouaxange Gondrexange Lutzelbourg

Waterway

Canal de la Marne au Rhin

Itinerary

Lutzelbourg...Lutzelbourg
Duration of stay
Mini-week
Navigation time
4h00 / day
Distance traveled
30 km return trip
Number of locks
5
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Lutzelbourg

Arzviller

The boat lift at St Louis Arzviller allows boats to climb 44.55 metres of height difference in 20 minutes. It’s the only engineering of its kind in Europe and sits in an outstanding setting. Worth a detour on your cruise.

chateau
Xouaxange

Gondrexange

The Gondrexange Lake has a surface area of nearly 700 hectares and is a magnet for anglers: it's renowned for pike, pikeperch and perch. You can also enjoy the beach and swimming from your self-drive boat.

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If you want to book this cruise
Browse online the availabilities

our boats available

Departing from our Lutzelbourg base, we can offer the range of canal boats shown below. To see the full range of cruises available, please see our self-drive boat pages or contact our team who can help you to choose.

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Your departure
base Lutzelbourg

LOCABOAT HOLIDAYS
Le Port Amont – 7 rue de la Zorn
57820 – Lutzelbourg
FRANCE

If you have already booked your cruise and you want to reach your departure base:

+33 (0) 3 87 25 70 15

lutzelbourg@locaboat.com

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