Passage 309 defines an ecotourism crossborder area, covering the villages of Gambsheim, Kilstett and Offendorf on the french side, and the city of Rheinau on the german side.
The waterdam is located at the mileage point 309 at the Rhine river. It is an important crossing way with its bridge connecting France and Germany. With over 11 000 cars a day, and 80 000 visitors in a year, this dam is a major european crossroad for people, fish, birds and for wares transportation and inland navigation.
The surroundings of Passage309 have preserved the natural charm of the typical flat meadowy countryside of the Rhine valley. The waterway accompanies marvelously the green and peaceful region, and the numerous hiking and cycling trails. Marinas, water activities and swimming possibilities are some of the trumps of Passage309.
Let's go discover the major sights!
- One of the biggest fish passages in Europe
- The World of Living
- The loop history path of Hofname
- The Museum Rheinau for navigation on the Rhine and local history
- The village history tour through Freistett
- The Museum of river navigation in Offendorf
Let the cultural heritage of the neighbour villages with their colourfull traditional half-timbered houses seduce you!
A refined gastronomy and a large offer of accomodations will crown your sojourn.
Enjoy your stay!