Bergheim Travel Guide

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Bergheim Things to Do

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    by King_Golo Written Jun 29, 2014

    Jardin de la Musique is a lovely little park square with a clef and a musical score hanging in the trees. Nothing too special, but a great, very well-kept place to relax a little and hum a tune.

    Jardin de la Musique

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    by King_Golo Written Jun 29, 2014

    Obertor (Upper Gate) is the only remaining of Bergheim's two city gates. A beautiful and rather massive tower from the 14th century, the Obertor still looks impressive nowadays. It would even be better if Bergheim decided against allowing cars to pass through it, but at least most tourists are kept outside. The Obertor is also the place where you can find a plaque showing Bergheim's tongue-in-cheek "hero" Lackmi. "Lackmi!" is Alemannic for "Kiss my Ass!", and consequently, Lackmi is displaying his naked buttocks and cocking a snook at passers-by. The history of this rather strange figure is very interesting. Since 1361, Bergheim had the right to grant asylum to those seeking it. Over the centuries more than 700 people who took refuge in the village, probably more often than not cocking a snook at their persecutors. The original plaque which hung here from 1534 to 1852 was of course famous all over Alsace.

    Obertor as seen from Grand' Rue Lackmi in action
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    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

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    by King_Golo Written Jun 29, 2014

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    Bergheim is still completely surrounded by its city walls which make a great base for a nice walk around the village. Between the outer part and the inner part of the city walls (which is now part of the houses) are beautiful blooming gardens. At the lower end of Bergheim, you can find a small herb garden with lavender and other plants.

    Bergheim's city walls Lavender growing in the herb garden
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Bergheim Hotels

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  • La Cour du Bailli Residence Hoteliere

    57, Grand Rue, Bergheim, 68750, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Chez Norbert

    9, Grand'rue, Bergheim, 68750, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Le Domaine des Rois

    Rue du Faubourg St Pierre, Bergheim, 68750, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Bergheim Shopping

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    by King_Golo Written Jun 29, 2014

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    If you're a fan of jam, this tiny shop is THE place to be in Alsace. Packed to the brim with dozens of different types of jam, it offers everything one could wish for - strawberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, rhubarb, apricot, cherry, rosehip, quince, plum, prune, pear... But that's not everything: all of these are offered mixed in the most brilliant combinations. Prepare for rhubarb and blackberry or cherry and gooseberry (both of which we bought). If you don't understand the French names, ask for a list in English. Prices are good, particularly if you consider that it's all home-made jam.

    What to buy: Jam, jam and more jam!

    What to pay: about € 4,50 per jar

    The jam-shop from the inside... ...and from the outside
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