starting the wine road
In 1308, the emperor and the bishop of Strasbourg swapped Molsheim for Mulhouse. Philippe of Souabe destroyed the city in 12th century.
The city became the headquarters of a Jesuits' school founded in 1580, later raised to the rank of academy (or university) in 1617-1618 by Leopold of Austria.
The Jesuits also built the beautiful church of Saint George's between 1609-1618, marrying the gothic and Renaissance styles.
King Louis XV transferred this university to Strasbourg in 1701.
Molsheim was for 5 centuries an episcopal city.
"Symbol of the city"
In this medieval area of Alsace every city has his sign.I like to show you and to share with you the symbol of the city