Alsace Off The Beaten Path

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Alsace Off The Beaten Path

  • Maison du Sel, Wissembourg

    A historical house in Wissembourg/ the house is by rue des cordonniers et rue du sel. The ground floor is stoneware with chains. A part of the wing on the rue des cordonniers, the rest of the 2 wings is arranged like classrooms from the 19C. Upstairs is in wood panelling, lightweight cantilever on the rue du sel. wooden panels are neat and features...

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  • Church St Pierre et St Paul, Obernai

    A nice Church of the thousands in France, this one in Obernai is nice and seating in a quaint square.A bit of history I likeBuilt in the site of a gothic Church demolished in 1867, the Church of Saints Pierre et Paul, is of a neo gothic style , and built between 1865-1870. It is the biggest sanctuary in Alsace behind that of the Cathédrale de...

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  • Fontaine les puits à six seaux,Obernai

    A nice beautiful should say fountain in city center richly decorated always nice to stop by.Constructed in 1579 in the Renaissance style by a team of craftsmen from Strasbourg, the well was originally painted. Three columns with Corinthian capitals support an octagonal canopy decorated with sculptures inspired by the New Testament.Superb.A bit of...

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  • Fontaine de Sainte Odile, Obernai

    Obernai's homage to the illustrious patron saint of Alsace, the fountain was built in 1904, and designed by Alfred Marzolff, in order to mark the successful completion of work to bring running water to the town (1893) Built facing the town hall, it shows Saint Odile, with her Abbess cross. The open book and the two eyes recall her miraculous cure...

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  • Synagogue d'Obernai

    located at Rue de Sélestat, 67210 Obernaiit was an interesting building and surprise to see a synagogue passing by so here is a tip on it.The bit of history is hereThe old jewish community disappear in the 15C. The Jews come back here in the 18C. A private synagogue was built around 1750 , the remains were renovated a few years back. The growing...

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  • Beffroi or belltower Obernai

    This is a nice belltower to see in city center Obernai, really nice. It has a height of 59,60 meters and with its choir attach is the last remains of the chapel of the Virgin, built in the 13C and destroyed in 1873. The first four levels were built around 1280 in rose brick from the Vosges. The fifth level has an octoganal Arrow added in 1597. The...

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  • Tour d'Horloge or Neuve Sélestat

    An interesting sight entering the town of Sélestat in AlsaceEntry from the city centre, you won't miss a note of magnificent building during your passage to Sélestat.Under the tower is reached even today by the two arches broken by the end of the 13C. The trace of the hinges and the Groove of the Harrow are still visible. Initially less high and...

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  • Kientzheim

    Kientzheim was one of the villages that we passed on one of our bike tours - just a very typical Alsacian village - and well known for the vinyards and the vineries! It is located in the vicinity of Riquewihr and Kaysersberg.

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  • Ruins of the Castle of Eguisheim

    What a wonderful hike it was to get to the ruins of Eguisheim - dense forest with a little sunshine -sooooooo enjoyable and so cool!

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  • Rombach-le-Franc

    Rombach-le-Franc, region Alsace, departement Haut-Rhin, has only 800 habitants.Activities nearby: Mountain Biking / Biking, Cross-country skiing, Town swimming pool, Hiking, Hunting, Horseback Riding, Golf, VineyardIt´s a very romantic little village with nice accomodations and likable people and a beautiful nature scenery.15 km from...

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  • Historical Sights in Alsace

    When travelling in Alsace be sure to visit Concentration Camp Natzweiler-Struthof and Hartmannsweilerkopf / Vieil Armand.

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  • Great Wine from Alsace

    Alsace is famous for its wine road. This Road is going from Marlenheim all the way south to Thann. All together 170 kilometres of great landscape with beautifull vineyards. You can stop in almost every village along this street to relax in a Wine Bar and try some of the best wine in the world.

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  • Kaysersberg is one of the more...

    Kaysersberg is one of the more picturesque villages on the 'route du vin'. There is an incredible medieval ambiance, so much so, that I expected to encounter a knight in a shining armor, anytime I turned around a corner.Dr. Albert Schweizer (1875-1965)was born here. Organist, musician and priest, he went back to university to study medecine and...

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