Turckheim Travel Guide

  • My Turckheim
    My Turckheim
    by robertbaum
  • My Turckheim
    My Turckheim
    by robertbaum
  • My Turckheim
    My Turckheim
    by robertbaum

Turckheim Things to Do

  • Le Corps de Garde - Guardroom.

    At first this pink building was a market hall, then the town hall. In 1575 the building was given to the corporations who kept here objects necessary to the life of the corporation, as well as the objects for the processions. Later it became a school, a police station and now the tourist office. An imperial eagle decorates the pinion wall, and the...

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  • Porte du Brand.

    Of the three tower-gates encircling Turckheim, the Porte du Brand had the most defensive vocation. The tower dates from 1377 and was equipped with a harrow, a drawbridge over a ditch and a double door which was kept carefully closed, except at the time of the season of the grape harvest. Indeed this gate was leading to the famous Brand Grand Cru...

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  • Shop Signs are Descriptive

    It simply won't do to put a simple sign up giving the name of your business. The true entrepeneur in Turckheim has a wonderful hanging sign that is a little sculpture describing the business. These are nearly all little works of art, most cut from iron and painted. It makes the village quite picturesque and certainly fun to photograph.

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  • Look up at the charming windows

    As you wander through town, notice all the different windows, all beautiful. There are plain shutters, varnished shutters, stenciled shutters and flowers everywhere.

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  • Church & Town Hall.

    A nice part of Turckheim is that with the Church St. Anne and the square in front of the church with the town hall.From the Romanesque church, which goes back to the 12th c., only the tower remains (photo n° 1). Chorus and Nave were built in the 19th century in a neo-classic style to replace the old Romanesque church.The Hotel de Ville - Town Hall...

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  • Hôtel des Deux Clefs.

    This is in my opinion the nicest building in Turckheim. The building is a pearl of the romantic Alsatian renaissance style. It is a classified historic monument going back to 1540. In those times it was called "l'Aigle Noir" (black eagle). Among the owners was a Hans Ulda who renovated the hotel and whose wife was accused of sorcery and burned in...

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  • Porte de Munster.

    The Porte de Munster stands at the western end of the Grand Rue which is the main street of the town. The Tower-Gate of Munster, built in the 14th century, had a bad reputation and was called "Porte de Supplices - Torture gate" as many condemned to death, often for sorcery, passed here on their way to the place of execution, called Wann, located at...

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  • Porte de France "Niedertor".

    The Porte de France was the main tower-gate and oldest (1315) of the town. She is also called Porte Basse "Niedertor".All trade of Turckheim passed by this gate and still does as we could see from some traffic jams by delivery lorries and vans.You better leave your car in the large free parking on the right of this gate.In old times the double door...

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  • The Nightwatchman

    From May 1st till October 31 at 10 P.M. the nightwatchman ,tradionally dressed (with halberd,lamp and horn), makes his tour in the city.He sings a song at every streetcorner.Just follow him - It's a plaesant way to finish the day with an instructive and healthy walk.

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Turckheim Restaurants

  • AUBERGE DU BRAND- Restaurant

    As we had a special price for our hotel room (we stayed a week), the deal included the Christmas Eve surprise menu with specialy selected wines by our chef Christian (and owner)!For the first time we had a "no-fuss" Christmas with a 7 courses meal and wonderful wines.How better one's life can get than this? Menu Dégustation du Réveillon de Nõel...

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  • PATISSERIE DIETSCHÉ

    This tearoom was just opposite our hotel and serves also at lunch time the traditional alsacian "TARTE FLAMBÉE". One evening not feeling going out for dinner we had as take-away in our room.Simple and very tasty with a glass of riesling!The staff was very amused by our dog as he was wearing a christmas red collar with bells.They said "father...

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Turckheim Shopping

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    by LysDor Updated Mar 8, 2005

    Needless to say that the main purpose of our visit was to buy wines and boy we did!

    It is always possible to taste the wines and compare a few of them before purchasing. We did some reserch beforehand and had specific winegrovers that we intented to visit on this trip.

    Here visiting the cave of Turckheim.
    First the tasting room...

    What to buy: KIDDING RIGHT? WINES of course, LOL!!!

    Check their great website.
    Good explanations about the alsacian grape varieties!

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Turckheim Local Customs

  • Christmas Eve

    On Christmas Eve before church, there is the "Bringing the Light" parade by the local children

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  • Advent Calendar

    Every evening in December an advent calendar window is opened accompaned by some Christmas music

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Turckheim Off The Beaten Path

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    by annk Updated Apr 27, 2003

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    There are over 100 little villages and towns that make up the Alsace Wine Route. I'd say most of them are "off the beaten path" although I've heard they can be very busy and touristy in summer months. In September when we visited, the street were relatively quiet.

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    • Family Travel
    • Wine Tasting

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Turckheim Favorites

  • Website Turckheim

    Informations, videos, photos, actuality, history, and many more about Turckheim and the Trois-Epis on : http://auplaisirduveilleur.club.fr (in french).

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  • TINY STREETS

    The village looks as lovely at night as in daylight.Peek-a-Boo through tiny street to get a view of Vine fields!Some great picture opportunities here...

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  • MORE INFOS

    1. Official site of Turckheim: CLICK HERE 2. La route des Vins WINE ROUTE

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