Restaurant Les Remparts
Photo 1 : Munster soaked in Kirsch, served with cerises à l’eau de vie (cherries in brandy). That was served at the end of dinner but I felt the photo had to be first !
Photo 2 : Grilled Boudin (Black pudding)
Photo 3 : Quiche Lorraine
Photo 4 : Baekehof
Photo 5 : Spätzle
Everything was excellent. I recommand this address.
As I wanted to give a photo of each meal (there would not have been enough space in the restaurant tip), I put them under "local customs"
Église Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul was built between 1867 and 1872 in neogothic style at the place where was a former gothic church put down in 1867. It is the second largest sanctuary of Alsace after Strasbourg cathedral.
Église Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul, the nave
The columns and the vault are built in sand stone and have an alternate motif made with pink sand stone and white sand stone. The choir is decorated with interesting frescoes painted by Martin Feuerstein (1856-1931), not shown here. The heart of Mgr Freppel is kept in the choir.
Do not miss Obernai, it is a must see in Alsace!
Obernai is a city of 12,000. It is 34 km south to Strasbourg, 47 km north to Colmar.
Obernai has a long history and thus, has a superb old town standing inside its city wall with a great many houses from the Middle-ages and from the Renaissance period. Obernai ranks high among the must sees of Alsace. Do not miss!
The first mention of Ehenheim, a merovingian « villa » dates from 778. In 1242, it ruled by the Hohenstaufen family and was named Oberehnheim, which gave later Obernai.
Obernai was home of Saint Odile, the Saint Patron of Alsace and more specifically Saint Patron of Obernai, of course.
Eglise Sts. Pierre et Paul
"Impressive village church"
According to the Tourist Bureau, this is the largest sanctuary in Alsace with the exception of Strasbourg. It certainly is impressive both outside and inside.
You can get lots of useful information in French, English and German at the tourist information web site: www.obernai.fr
Here is the beautifully carved pulpit.
The colors inside the church are marvelous. Here is painting on the pulpit carvings. The stonework of the church glows with color also as they have used different kinds and colors of stone. On a sunny day it is incredible.
This is from across the church and lets you see some of the lovely stone arching in addition to the pulpit.
Here are three of the lovely stained glass windows inside the church.
They have a built-in pipe organ but they also had this beautiful portable pipe organ sitting in a sunbeam.
This odd lonely tower stands directly outside Eglise Sts. Pierre & Paul. From the front (here) it appears round. From the side, however, it takes on an entirely different shape. (see next photo)
Here is the same tower from the side. Suddenly it isn't round. I'm sure something was attached to it long ago, but now it stands by itself, well cared for and well landscaped, but alone.