The Enchanted Forest
The Enchanted Forest of Altkirch, an original and unique concept in Alsace, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2021! Embark on an extraordinary journey through the tales and legends of Sundgau and Alsace.
The Christmas period is atypical in Altkirch, no traditional Christmas market but magical decorations and illuminations, scenographies and original digital creations transforming the entire city center into a magical forest. Each year the Enchanted Forest stages around ten tales and legends from Sundgau and Alsace. Forest animals, mysterious characters and magical settings settle down in the city center to transport you to a fantastic world.
This year the Enchanted Forest will meet you from December 4, 2021 to January 2, 2022. In addition to the usual scenographies, the Enchanted Forest takes over and magnifies the Jardins des Remparts, the new city park.
Entertainment is making a big comeback in 2021, to the delight of young and old! The village of craftsmen, local craftsmen's market will be set up in the courtyard of the Sundgauvien Museum. The open-air ice rink will also be back on the Place de la Halle au Blé. Vendors of mulled wine, pancakes, waffles, etc. who had missed us so much in 2020 will also be there! Altkirch will be lively throughout the month of December with entertainment at the ice rink on Friday evenings, two street shows, storytelling tours offered by the Tourist Office and the highlight of the show is a new mapping (sound and light) on the facade of Notre-Dame d'Altkirch church, every evening from 17:05 p.m. to 20:05 p.m.
To discover all the wonderful details of this 25th edition, come to Altkirch from December 4th!
You can find the plan of the enchanted forest scenes on:
- Served by a regular bus / tram line
- Tale / history and local legend
- Free private parking for cars