Citotel Hotel d'Alsace Wissembourg
16, Rue Vauban, Wissembourg, Alsace, 67160, France
More about Wissembourg
Along the Lauter
Another brick in the wall...
Travel Tips for Wissembourg
Flowers and houses
If you go to Wissembourg it must be a sunny day ...so you can wander about all the beautiful , narrow streets I had my sunny day in Wissembourg and I enjoyed every minute of it ! I admired Salthouse , the Cathedral , lots of flowers at windows , half timbered houses ( my obsession :-)) , little canal and eat a tasty cake !
Helpful links are hard to find - which is a shame, since Wissembourg really is a gem!
If you know German or French, you might be a little luckier.... For anybody reading this and knowing about helpful links not mentioned here, please do contact me!
Merci - Danke!
www.alsace-passion.com (German and French)
www.ot-wissembourg.fr (French only)
www.cc-pays-wissembourg.fr (under construction)
History of Wissembourg
The oldest part of Wissembourg, the "Faubourg de B!tche" or "S'Bruche" was founded around 800 A.D. around the Priory of St. Michel. In 1190 a church was built which became the parochial church of the Bruche quarter, St. Michael. In the 15th century a rampart was added to protect the steadily growing city of Wissembourg.
The more recent history had the Alsace alternately belong to France and Germany - now after WW II it is part of France again, but you still do hear a German dialect every here and there!
The sign of two crossed knives in the shape of a sickle is displayed on several houses in town. These are the typical vine-dresser’s knives and indicate the houses where winemakers used to live, probably (I guess) members of a certain guild.
The traditions and music of Alsace come alive during the May Pentecost Festival. Local wines can be sipped and Alsatian tarte flambes can be tasted. Fireworks caps the multi-day festival. Be aware the festival is very popular. If you are staying here, get a room beforehand!
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