Bergheim Things to Do
Jardin de la Musique
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.
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.Related to:
- Historical Travel
Walk along the city walls
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.Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
57, Grand Rue, Bergheim, 68750, France
Good for: Families
9, Grand'rue, Bergheim, 68750, France
Good for: Couples
Rue du Faubourg St Pierre, Bergheim, 68750, France
Good for: Couples
L'Eglantine de Bergheim: A jam-lover's paradise
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). L'Eglantine de Bergheim even has "medieval jams" on offer...
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 jarRelated to:
- Food and Dining