Patron's festival on June 29th.
Festival " Hans im Schnogaloch " the 3rd week-end of July : over 300 actors.
Wine Festival from the 11th to the 15th August.
Fair on the Thursday following the Sunday after August 15th .
Market on Thursdays, since 1302.
Grape harvest celebration with folk procession the 3rd Sunday of October.
The newly made Wine flows out of " Sainte-Odile's " fountain.
Église Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul, Mgr Freppel monume
On the parvis of Église Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul stands the monument for Mgr Freppel. Mgr Freppel, bishop of Angiers and rightist deputy at the National Assembly, was born in Obernai in 1827 and died in 1891. In Obernai, a street (along the church), a section of the remparts (behind the church), a school and a High school are named after him. This is funny as he was opposed to compulsory school as he felt it was unnecessary, inefficient and a tendency towards state socialism!
Église Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul, the pulpit
The pulpit was built in late Gothic style and carved in wood. It is topped by a tall and sharp canopy which itself carved. Both the pulpit and the canopy are carved with numerous painted sacred figures among whom Saint Pierre, Saint Paul and Sainte Odile. The second photo is a close up that allows to see some of them.
The old architecture
The typical build of houses in the Lorrain-Alsace region is well known. But what if you take the walls away? Then you really see the structure of age-old beams. I was struck by it.
A little walk, a drink on a terrace... otherwise I remember little about Obernai.
Obernai, a beautiful wine village
"The Market Square in Obernai"
This is the center of activity in Obernai. The Fountain of Ste. Odile is in front of the city hall that you see here. The Beffroi (belfry) is to the left of the city hall and the square is surrounded by restaurants, shops and hotels.
Built in 1554, the Corn Exchange stands opposite the Beffroi and the City Hall. You can see restaurant umbrellas on the street. If you follow the street, you will see many shops and restaurants. It is pedestrian and very busy during tourist season.
These lovely painted crocks were on the steps of one of the many shops on Place Beffroi in Obernai. You will see wonderful painted crockery everywhere. I never had the courage to try to mail it but it would be a beautiful addition to a kitchen anywhere.
Temptation around every corner . . .
Yum . . .
This is the "other" side of the main square.
You see half timbering and bright colors all over town but especially in the town center.
These flowers were in a planter around the eating terrace at Hotel de la Cloche. Not only is the food good, the view is excellent, looking out over the main market square.