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“Top attraction in Alsace”

Mont Sainte Odile Convent
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Obernai
Certificate of Excellence
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Wayne, New Jersey
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207 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Top attraction in Alsace”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

"The Romans established a settlement here and, at the start of the eighth century, the daughter of Duke Etichon of Obernai, Odile, who had been born blind, founded a convent on the same spot after receiving her sight while being baptized." From what I understand, this attraction gets over a million visitors a year. We stumbled on this attraction by chance. The views and walking areas are not to be believed. While the story and the rooms inside the structure are awesome, the surroundings are the icing on the cake. Well worth the drive.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

I made a last minute plan to visit Mont Sainte Odile. It has a breathtaking view from up the mountain and the ambiance is quite relaxing. We drove to this place, but I think there is a bus from either the station about every half hour (Need to confirm the timings).

Visited August 2012
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Vilnius
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“Fantastic view”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Worth visiting. Calm place, nice view, good energy all around. It was interesting to see the very old tree without the core with a very special energy.

Visited November 2012
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Israel
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“worth the trip”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

calm peacefull with grate view and a nice cafiteria.
take a short walk to the woods. enjoy the clean air

Visited October 2012
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israel
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“A place not to miss in Alsace (on a nice day)”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

If you are in northern Alsace and it's a beautiful day, and you are tired of visiting wineries, visit the Mont Sainte Odile Convent. It's a beautiful place, where you can walk around leisurely and enjoy the incredible views. There's also a nice little cafeteria where you can grab a bit to eat.

Visited September 2012
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