Mausa - Alsace©Audrey Jehl - OT Vallée de Villé
©Audrey Jehl - OT Vallée de Villé

Our top 8 things to do with teenagers in Alsace

Into sport, or prefer art? Don’t miss these opportunities if you’re visiting Alsace with teens. They might even thank you!


Try connected surfing (Lautenbourg)

Offering major thrills and that holiday feel, electric surfing is the perfect activity for teens. Simply climb onto the board and follow the instructions. You can sit or lie down, or try standing up if you’re feeling more adventurous! A session lasts 25 minutes, and you’ll want to stick around to relax or grab a drink or bite to eat afterwards. The site makes a great change of scene and you’ll have a job dragging your teens away! 

Musée Vodou - Alsace© Philémon Henry - OTSR

Scare yourself at the Vodou Museum (Strasbourg)

Visit the château to view a range of rare objects used as part of African vodou practices. The stories linked to the different exhibits are fascinating. If your teenager is even vaguely interested in spirituality and different cultures, they’ll be fascinated!

The Vodou Museum
Musée Tomi Ungerer - Alsace©AAA-Meyer

Visit the Tomi Ungerer International Illustration Centre (Strasbourg)

Your budding artist will recognise Tomi Ungerer’s name! This is the only museum in France to be dedicated to an illustrator during their lifetime (Ungerer died in 2019). It houses an impressive collection of his drawings, and stages some great temporary exhibitions. Also on display is work by other contemporary and twentieth-century artists. It’s the perfect opportunity to discuss tastes and preferences with your teens.

Tomi Ungerer Museum – International Illustration Centre (Strasbourg)
Bike Park en Alsace© B. Salmanski - ADT

Go cycling at Stride (Strasbourg)

Europe’s biggest Indoor Bike Park has various different areas, so there’s something for your child or teen, whatever they’re into. It offers a beginners’ zone, cross-country, freestyle, jumpline and more. Throw the bikes, BMXs, skates, skateboards or whatever you like in the boot of the car and off you go! Equipment is also available to hire at the park (mountain bikes, safety gear, etc.). Thrills guaranteed!

Stride Indoor Bike Park
Silverstar - Europa-Park

Hit the rides at Europa-Park (Rust)

A favourite with Alsace’s residents, Europa-Park never disappoints. Even for those who go every year, it’s a day to escape from everything else and focus on fun. Locals have their favourite areas and know all the best spots for insta-worthy photos and the best time of day to hit each ride or attraction. With the Europa-Park app on their phones, there’s no fear of your teens getting lost, so let them call the shots. How about we sit down and have a drink while they enjoy their freedom? Meet you outside the EuroSat!

Spéléologie en Alsace©Olivier Pépin

Test out the world’s first underground Via Ferrata (Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines)

Head down the silver mine where the 120m-high cavity has been fitted out for climbing. Choose one of the three levels of difficulty and challenge yourself with a zip wire, abseiling and plenty of other surprises, so long as you’re not scared of heights! Remember to dress warmly – the temperature underground is around 10°C. If your teen is more into exploring than climbing, there’s also a caving route.

Tellure Park
Mausa - Alsace© B. Salmanski - ADT

Walk the ramparts at MAUSA (Neuf-Brisach)

Inside the ramparts of the Vauban Citadel, lies a vast collection of urban art and street art catering to the eclectic tastes of teens. As you walk around, you’ll be transported through many different worlds by graffiti, frescos, photos and illustrations of all different types. Prepare to be inspired! Wondering what MAUSA stands for? It’s the Musée d’Art Urbain (urban art) et de Street Art.

Musée de l'automobile en Alsace© B. Salmanski - ADT

Visit the famous National Automobile Museum (Mulhouse)

On display at this prestigious museum, you’ll find a collection of 500 cars, mainly put together by the Schlumpf brothers. Bring the grandparents along and listen to their stories, because this is a visit that brings all the generations together. With luxury cars, sports cars, vintage cars and dream cars, you’ll have a hard job dragging the family petrolheads out at the end of the day!

National Automobile Museum
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