Rosheim Travel Guide

  • Église Saint Pierre et Paul
    Église Saint Pierre et Paul
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  • Maison Païenne
    Maison Païenne
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  • Église St Pierre & Paul, lion and peasant acrotere
    Église St Pierre & Paul, lion and...
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  • Église St Pierre & Paul, lion and...

    At the lowest part of the western pediment a bearded peasant (monk ?) is crouched while a lion stands behind him with its paws on his shoulders and his open mouth, mooking as if he was to brake his skull with its powerful jaws.Photo 2 shows were it is standing.If you enlarge photo 3, you will see that there are actually 4 identical (almost...

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  • Porte Basse

    The porte Basse (lower gate) is also named Porte de la Vierge (Virgin entrance) and opens in the outer city wall and was built at the end of the 13th and beginning of the 14th. As a defense tower, it has few openings. You have to pass the Porte Basse to go out of Rosheim towards Strasbourg. It is topped with a very steep cover and framed with tow...

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  • Porte de l’école

    When going out of Église Saint Pierre et Paul, the inner city wall stands on the left. The east gate is named Porte de l’école (School gate). Actually, the Porte de l’école does not open in an actual city wall but in a building which looks half abandoned and that has been at one time a public library (second photo).If you enlarge the third photo,...

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  • 400 years old bread?

    In front of Église Saint Pierre et Paul, Witz-Rohmer bakery prides itself to be the oldest bakery in France, with 400 years of continuously making bread, over 15 generations of bakers in the family. This is what is written on the post hanging on its front. They do not tell if they have kept a sample of the first bread ever baked in their oven!

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  • Église Saint Pierre et Paul, the nave

    The inside of Église Saint Pierre et Paul is severe, and has few carvings. The powerful columns toped with Romanesque vaults are imposing and give a real impression of peace and stability. According to specialists, the quality of the stone masonry makes Rosheim’s church a fine example of Alsace Romanesque architecture.

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  • Église Saint Pierre et Paul, southern...

    The main entrance of Église Saint Pierre et Paul is on the southern side of the nave and opens on the terrace. It is framed by columns with an unusual look.On the left, the column is carved with a series of linked concentric circular shapes.On the right, the column is carved with a herring-bone pattern.

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  • Église Saint Pierre et Paul, western...

    Usually, in a church, the main entrance opens in the axis of the nave. In Église Saint Pierre et Paul, this is not the case and this entrance, which was closed, is narrow and scarcely decorated with a series of tiny fluted moldings.

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  • Église Saint Pierre et Paul, carvings ...

    On the first photo, I have pointed out the carvings outside the apse of Église Saint Pierre et Paul..Photo 2 is a close up on the apse.Photo 3 is a close up on Saint Luc’s bull (below, left)Photo 4 is a close up on Saint John’s eagle (top left)Photo 5 is a close up on Saint Marc’s lion (below right)Saint Matthew’s angel (top right) was hammered...

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  • Église Saint Pierre et Paul, the apse

    On the eastern side of Église Saint Pierre et Paul the semi-circular apse (on the right of the photo) has been added with a rectangular shaped chapel (on the left) on which an amazing small round watch turret is stuck

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  • Église Saint Pierre et Paul, various...

    Église Saint Pierre et Paul is decorated with several acroteres. Acroteres, in Roman and Greek architecture were statues standing on top or on the pediments of a building.,On the first photo, I have added arrows showing some of the acroters. The other photos are close ups.Photo 2 is a close up on the eagle standing on top of the western...

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  • Église Saint Pierre et Paul

    Église Saint Pierre et Paul is a Romanesque church built with yellow sandstone between 1160 and 1195. It is among the most prominent Romanesque churches of Alsace. It was built because the inhabitants of the city wanted it strongly and because the Hohenstauffen family, that became later Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire were the local lords.

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  • Tourist Office

    The Tourist office stands on “Place de la République” and rue du Général De Gaulle, near the Puits à 6 seaux. It stands in a 1751 house named “la Laube”, with wide arches that have now been closed with glass windows. It was the city butcher’s market.They are very helpful and explained us where was the Maison Païenne that we had missed on arrival.

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  • Puits à 6 seaux

    Puits à 6 seaux (six buckets well) or Sechseimerbrunnen stands just inside the Porte de l’Horloge, on what is now named “Place de la République”. It was used till 1906. It was built in 1605 in Renaissance style by Zumsteeg, a local sculptor, that built also the 6 buckets well of Bœrsch. The lion on top, holding the coat of arm of the city was added...

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  • Porte de l’Horloge

    Porte de l’Horloge or Zittgloeckel (Clock entrance) was built in the early 13th and was part of the inner (oldest) city wall. When coming from west (Bœrsch), this is the first entrance that you pass.

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  • Peasant holding a beam

    Close to the Maison Païenne, a peasant clad in traditional Middle-Ages clothing holds the beam over the entrance of a house. I feel that it is a modern carving but anyhow, this is well done and fits well with the surrounding!

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Rosheim Hotels

  • Hostellerie Du Rosenmeer

    45 Avenue De La Gare, Rosheim, 67560, fr

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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