Flowers and houses
Favorite thing: If you go to Wissembourg it must be a sunny day ...so you can wander about all the beautiful , narrow streets
Fondest memory: I had my sunny day in Wissembourg and I enjoyed every minute of it ! I admired Salthouse , the Cathedral , lots of flowers at windows , half timbered houses ( my obsession :-)) , little canal and eat a tasty cake !
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel
History of Wissembourg
Favorite thing: The oldest part of Wissembourg, the "Faubourg de B!tche" or "S'Bruche" was founded around 800 A.D. around the Priory of St. Michel. In 1190 a church was built which became the parochial church of the Bruche quarter, St. Michael. In the 15th century a rampart was added to protect the steadily growing city of Wissembourg.
The more recent history had the Alsace alternately belong to France and Germany - now after WW II it is part of France again, but you still do hear a German dialect every here and there!
Favorite thing: Helpful links are hard to find - which is a shame, since Wissembourg really is a gem!
If you know German or French, you might be a little luckier.... For anybody reading this and knowing about helpful links not mentioned here, please do contact me!
Merci - Danke!
www.alsace-passion.com (German and French)
www.ot-wissembourg.fr (French only)
www.cc-pays-wissembourg.fr (under construction)
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