Rouffach Things to Do
The "Our-Lady's church " built of 11th at the 19th centuries: its choir of about 1300 with carved consoles; its Roman transept of the 11th century, and the beginning of the 13th , a Gothic nave also from the 13th century, still with Roman side gates; the western frontage from the end of the 13th century to the beginning of the14th century, with remains of unfinished rose window (sculptures unfortunately destroyed during the French Revolution); frontage tower about 1870; remainders of the rood screen towards 1300; tabernacle of the 15th century in the choir, gate vault of the 15th century, stalls of the 16th century; lantern of the Virgo, towards 1500; baptismal font of 1492; tombstone of a knight, towards 1330.Related to:
- Religious Travel
Rouffach Local Customs
22nd Eco-biological Fair from May,20th untill May,24th 2004.
Witches'Fete: The 3rd saturday of July at 14:30.
Musicalta : from the 20th of July untill the 8th August. Informations at Phone number : + 33 3 89 47 59 93.
Rouffach's fete or S'Ruffacherfàscht :
the Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August from 07H00 till 1H00 as well as the 11th and et Tuesday 12th August from 19H00 till 1H00.
Patron's and communal festival on August 15th .
Wine exhibition the last week-end of november at the Lycee Agricole et Viticole, from 10:00 to 19:00. Entrance fee 5euros winetasting glass as courtesy.
Weekly and "BIO" market on Wednesdays from 17:00 till 19:00 hours, some "BIO" products : Breads, dairy,vegetables,, fruits, sirups, marmelades .
Fair each 2nd Saturday of the month.
The choice microclimate, pebbly limestone soil and low yields of the Vorbourg enable Riesling, Gewurz-traminer, Tokay Pinot Gris and Muscat to reveal their specific character.
When Bishop Heddo of Strasbourg founded the convent of Ettenheim in 762, he bequeathed to it the ancestral vines of the Vorbourg of Rouffach. The bishop also left fine Vorbourg vineyards to the Eschau foundation. According to the historian Theobald Walter, there was hardly any religious foundation that did not obtain great benefit from the work of the winegrowers of Rouffach...
Typical characteristics :
The Vorbourg produces fine, powerful wines that age well and thus develop aromas of peach, apricot, mint, hazelnut...Related to:
- Wine Tasting
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Rouffach Sports & Outdoors
Well, there's no selection for trail running and that's my thing :) but hey, you can hike where I run;)
Running through the vineyards on the hillsides of Rouffach is fantastic....I ran between the vines as well as the trails and roads which are nicely signposted as part of a wine tour type of thing. I stopped for a read of each sign... And maybe I did sample a couple of grapes here and there....don't tell anyone! :D
There's also a forest out the back which I have to explore further...it was lovely running but I came to a couple of dead ends where they clearly just go in to cut firewood...did find some old terracing though which was interesting... Maybe the let the forest re grow?
It's nice to run back through the village and grab a crusty roll to appease those hunger pangs... I will make note of the location on my next tip :)
I'm finally gonna start putting stuff on VT.... About time! Though I don't know how many other VTers want to trail run their way around the world haaaaaa!
Equipment: There's a sports store in the Main Street and they sell North Face gear too.... I just popped in and they were very friendly and spoke some English...
You can't miss the vineyards on the outskirts of town. it's hundreds of hectares! Start anywhere!
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