Kaysersberg Travel Guide

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Kaysersberg Things to Do

  • The Haut Koenigsbourg castle

    Only 40 minutes from Kaysersberg and dominating the plain of Alsace, Haut Koenigsbourg is the most famous castle in Alsace and one of the most visited monuments in Alsace. The Haut Koenigsbourg was completely restored at the request of Emperor William II from 1900, which makes its originality and its charm, despite the controversy concerning the...

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  • Fortified bridge (XVe‑ XVIe...

    Replacing an ancient wooden work, this fortified bridge was constructed in 1514.In the middle of the bridge, a chapel with the arms of the Saint - Germanic Roman Empire and of those of the city shelter a statue of the Virgin of the XVIIIe century.

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  • The imperial castle

    Castle constructs between the XIIIth and XVIth century. After a walk of ten minutes, you will have a splendid point of view on the city and the region.possibility of going up in the top of the tower (Free access).

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  • Walk Around the Town

    The central town is worth walking around with lots of old houses. A half mile out of town is the castle that was fortified by Emperor Frederic II in the 13C and who bought the whole town as a defensive site. Some of the fortifications can still be seen.

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  • See the Cemetery and the St.-Michel...

    The cemetery is next to the church and honors those killed in the World Wars. Here are tombs together of Christian, Moslem and Jewish faiths. In a gallery along one wall containing are fine pieces of sculpture in plaster over stone of the 16C: a crucifixion and two mourners and a set of the Mount of Olives. In the nearby Chapel one see a fine...

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  • Inside the Church

    The choir of the church is almost covered by the altar piece created by Hans Bongart of Colmar in 1518. At the center is a Crucifixion, just of Jesus, but on the sides are 14 bas-relief panels of the Passion; below on the predella are Jesus and the Apostles. Higher above the 14 panels are gilded polychromes of St. Helen who found the True Cross and...

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  • The Northwest End of Town

    At the northwest end of town is a crenelated stone bridge of the 15 and 16C that crosses the river Weiss. There are loop hole defenses built into the bridge. On the bridge, at the center on the north side, is a small chapel. On the west bank is the large Hostellerie or Maison des Bains as old as the bridge. Next to it on the right angle is a fine...

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  • Around the Church of Ste.-Croix

    In the open space is a fountain. Above the fountain is a statue of Emperor Constantin from the 16C. Not far from this square a is a low tower that was once part of the town fortifications. Just north of the church square is the old cemetery of the town and includes graves of the two World Wars.

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  • Visit the Eglise

    The ChurcH of Sainte-Croix was started in 1230 and had embellishments including a giant altar piece in 1518. On the west facade is a tympanum with a Crowning of the Virgin. On each side of the event are on the left St. Michael and on the right St. Gabriel. In the lower left corner of the piece is a small figure of Cunradus, its sculptor. Above the...

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  • Birth Place of Albert Schweitzer

    Near the center of town, not far from the Parish Church, stands a bust of Albert Schweitzer. A small museum is also close by, which is also where he was born.

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  • Castle of Kaysersberg

    This castle and fortress was built in 1226 during King Henri VII's reign to control entry into the town and valley below. The cylindrical tower is one of the best preserved in the Alsace Region.It's approximately a 10 minute hike to the top of the hill and castle. The incline is easy to moderate and views from the ruins are stunning overlooking the...

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  • Birthhouse of Albert Schweitzer

    Worldfamous doctor Albert Schweitzer was born January, 14th 1875 in this house. Nowadays you can find a musuem about the holder of Peace Nobel Prize 1981. Admission is € 2 (€ 1 for a group).

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Kaysersberg Transportation

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    by fabrice Written Mar 11, 2008

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    not so easy without a car , you have a bus from colmar railway station, but not so many ; the final destination is lapoutroie-col du bonhomme

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Kaysersberg Shopping

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    by annk Updated Feb 7, 2005

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    Although touristy, this shop looked interesting. Only wish I had more time to browse. Wines shops are of course everywhere so I didn't expect to see one specializing in beer.

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Kaysersberg Favorites

  • Half-timbered houses/shops

    Half-timbered building are typical of the Alsace Region. The filling between timbers in the older homes was called cob, a mixture of clay, straw and animal fur.

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  • The touristy part of town

    There are lots of little shops and restuarants catering to tourists but it still doesn't distract from the beauty and charm of this village.

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  • A closer view

    Alsatian wines/grapes are predominantly white and include Sylvaner, Muscat, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir.

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