The Enchanted Forest

Discover the Enchanted Forest in Altkirch from 3 December 2022 to 1 January 2023!

This unique concept in Alsace invites you to an extraordinary journey through tales and legends of the Sundgau region and of Alsace.

Every year, a dozen tales are staged in the historic heart of this small Southern Alsace town. Forest animals, mysterious characters and magical settings transport you to a fantastic world.

The Christmas period is special in Altkirch : you won't find a traditional Christmas market but magical decorations and illuminations as well as original digital scenographies and creations imagined by the plastic artist Anne Zimmermann. This year's theme is The night, the forest.

To be discovered on your own or with the storyteller Patrick Coulon during the Sundgau Tourist Office's storytelling tours.

And because Christmas is above all a time for sharing, Altkirch also invites you to discover a varied programme of concerts and street shows, an open-air ice rink, exhibitions at the Sundgau Museum and the CRAC Alsace, the Christmas village of craftspeople and new in 2022 : a large scale model presenting the universe of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit at the World of Trains.

Practical information: Free admission -