Welcome in the Grand Ried !

The Grand Ried in Central Alsace has an exceptionally rich natural heritage. Located between Strasbourg and Colmar, bordered by the Ill and Rhine rivers, the Grand Ried is surrounded by major Alsatian tourist attractions. But the Grand Ried has plenty of fascinating features, and is sure to surprise you.
As a couple, as a family, or with friends, by bike, in a rowboat or a canoe, come and experience nature for yourself, in Alsace. The region is ideal for nature tourism and discovery.
The Tourist Office of the Grand Ried offer you many activities based on the region’s natural heritage. And other great discoveries await you as well: local specialities, culture, unusual tours... let multifaceted Alsace surprise you!


Footbridge of the hydroelectric station
One can observe the engine room of the hydroelectric station brought into service in 1963 since an footbridge-exposure. The 4 turbines are visible and of the trilingual explanatory panels recall the history [...]
Hydropower station and locks in Marckolsheim
From 1911 onwards, the electricity of the town of Marckolsheim was generated by a coal plant situated next to the Rhone-Rhine canal. Since 1962, this role has been carried out by the hydroelectric plant [...]
Tourist belvedere with a view of the fish pass
This tourist belvedere is very well located and gives a plunging view of the fish pass. The Gerstheim EDF power station has had a fish ladder since 2019, and has built this secure lookout. Numerous explanatory [...]
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