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Ammerschwihr

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Ammerschwihr - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haut-Rhin
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Occupied since Roman times, Ammerschwihr is mentioned in 869 under the name of "Amalrici Villare" or "village of Amalrich". Raised to the rank of city from 1367. From the fourteenth century the village was fortified. The inhabitants of Meywihr and Katzenbach, two neighboring villages, came to seek refuge behind the ramparts of the city. Three seigneuries: the "Ribeaupierre", the "Hohlandsberg" and the Empire reigned successively on the city. They divided the three accesses of the city and each of them exploited one of the doors of the city. On May 3, 1491, the Virgin appeared at Trois-Épis. In 1534, Ammerschwihr knew its golden age: the city flourished more and more. From 1618 to 1648, the War of 30 years marked Ammerschwihr. In 1634, the locality is placed under the protection of the King of France. In 1789, Ammerschwihr becomes, at the Revolution, chief place of canton. In 1803, the municipality became a parish. The architecture of the town knew its golden age in the sixteenth century. Unfortunately, the architectural heritage was severely damaged by terrible bombardments of December 1944: Ammerschwihr is destroyed to 85%. From 1948 to 1956, Ammerschwihr is reborn from its ashes thanks to the courage of the inhabitants and the know-how of the architect Gustave Stoskopf.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAmmerschwihr
Postcode68770
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Latitude48.1256119 (N 48° 7’ 32”)
Longitude7.2819560 (E 7° 16’ 55”)
AltitudeFrom 193m to 882m
Surface area19.66 km²
Population1836 inhabitants
Density93 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureColmar (9.1 km, 12 min)
Insee code68005
IntercommunalityCC de la Vallée de Kaysersberg
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
TerritoryAlsace
RegionGreat East

Nearest cities & towns

Kaysersberg-Vignoble2.7 km (5 min)
Katzenthal3.8 km (6 min)
Ingersheim3.9 km (6 min)
Bennwihr5.1 km (9 min)
Mittelwihr5.9 km (10 min)
Niedermorschwihr6 km (9 min)
Turckheim6.6 km (11 min)
Beblenheim7.1 km (12 min)
Trois-Épis8 km (13 min)
Wintzenheim8.4 km (11 min)
Riquewihr8.5 km (13 min)
Zellenberg8.6 km (14 min)
Houssen8.7 km (12 min)
Wettolsheim9.4 km (13 min)
Labaroche9.7 km (16 min)

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Photos

Panorama from the hillside of Griess (© J.E)
Panorama from the hillside of Griess (© J.E)
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Fountain of the Wild Man (© J.E)
Fountain of the Wild Man (© J.E)
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Small fountain-drinking trough, in the village (© J.E)
Small fountain-drinking trough, in the village (© J.E)
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High door
High door
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Panorama from the hillside of Griess (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama from the hillside of Griess (© Jean Espirat)
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Ammerschwihr seen from the vineyard
Ammerschwihr seen from the vineyard
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Tour of the Bourgeois
Tour of the Bourgeois
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Tower of Thieves
Tower of Thieves
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Church
Church
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The tower of the knaves (© J.E)
The tower of the knaves (© J.E)
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Information about the tower of the knaves (© J.E)
Information about the tower of the knaves (© J.E)
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The tower of the bourgeois (© J.E)
The tower of the bourgeois (© J.E)
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Another view of the bourgeois tower (© J.E)
Another view of the bourgeois tower (© J.E)
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Information about the bourgeois tower (© J.E)
Information about the bourgeois tower (© J.E)
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Church of Saint Martin (© J.E)
Church of Saint Martin (© J.E)
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Tympanum and portal of the Saint-Martin church (© J.E)
Tympanum and portal of the Saint-Martin church (© J.E)
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Nave of the Saint-Martin church (© J.E)
Nave of the Saint-Martin church (© J.E)
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Altar of the Virgin in the church (© J.E)
Altar of the Virgin in the church (© J.E)
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Chair of the Church (© J.E)
Chair of the Church (© J.E)
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Decorations of the pulpit of the church (© J.E)
Decorations of the pulpit of the church (© J.E)
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Details of the altarpiece of the church (© J.E)
Details of the altarpiece of the church (© J.E)
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Ceiling and organ of the church (© J.E)
Ceiling and organ of the church (© J.E)
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Stained glass window of the choir and altarpiece of the church (© J.E)
Stained glass window of the choir and altarpiece of the church (© J.E)
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Stained glass window of the choir of the church (© J.E)
Stained glass window of the choir of the church (© J.E)
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Stained glass window of the choir of the church (© J.E)
Stained glass window of the choir of the church (© J.E)
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The presbytery and church tower (© J.E)
The presbytery and church tower (© J.E)
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Information on the presbytery (© J.E)
Information on the presbytery (© J.E)
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Ruins of the facade of the old town hall (© J.E)
Ruins of the facade of the old town hall (© J.E)
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Cartouche, dated, on the facade of the old town hall (© J.E)
Cartouche, dated, on the facade of the old town hall (© J.E)
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Column of the fountain of the Wild Man (© J.E)
Column of the fountain of the Wild Man (© J.E)
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Information on the fountain of the Wild Man (© J.E)
Information on the fountain of the Wild Man (© J.E)
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Stockbrunnen Fountain (© J.E)
Stockbrunnen Fountain (© J.E)
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Information about the Stockbrunnen fountain (© J.E)
Information about the Stockbrunnen fountain (© J.E)
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Town hall of the city (© J.E)
Town hall of the city (© J.E)
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The high door, seen from the outside of the city (© J.E)
The high door, seen from the outside of the city (© J.E)
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The high door, seen from inside the city (© J.E)
The high door, seen from inside the city (© J.E)
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Coat of arms of the three birds, symbol of the city, on the door Haute (© J.E)
Coat of arms of the three birds, symbol of the city, on the door Haute (© J.E)
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Information about the door Haute (© J.E)
Information about the door Haute (© J.E)
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Chapel of Saint-Wendelin (© J.E)
Chapel of Saint-Wendelin (© J.E)
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Interior of the chapel of Saint-Wendelin (© J.E)
Interior of the chapel of Saint-Wendelin (© J.E)
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Information about the Saint-Wendelin chapel (© J.E)
Information about the Saint-Wendelin chapel (© J.E)
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Chapel of Saint-Eloi (© J.E)
Chapel of Saint-Eloi (© J.E)
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Information about the Saint-Eloi chapel (© J.E)
Information about the Saint-Eloi chapel (© J.E)
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Interior of the chapel of Saint-Eloi (© J.E)
Interior of the chapel of Saint-Eloi (© J.E)
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The Walbach, at Ammerschwihr (© J.E)
The Walbach, at Ammerschwihr (© J.E)
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Ancient lintel (© J.E)
Ancient lintel (© J.E)
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Stallion of an old official measure of grain, sealed on the facade of the old town hall (© J.E)
Stallion of an old official measure of grain, sealed on the facade of the old town hall (© J.E)
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Sculpture of the Christ of the Palm in the church (© J.E)
Sculpture of the Christ of the Palm in the church (© J.E)
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Weather

Saturday 22 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 27°C
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Sunday 23 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 25°C
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Monday 24 july
Min. 15°C - Max. 20°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Helicopter flight in Alsace
Sports sensations74 € to 410 € Colmar (6.3 km)
Tour of Colmar in the little tourist train
Culture and education350 € to 650 € Colmar (7.5 km)
Tour and organic wine-tasting at the Platz cellar
Local flavoursFreeBergheim (11.1 km)
Linge Memorial Museum
Culture and education4 € Orbey (11.5 km)
Cellar tour and wine tasting
Local flavoursFreeRodern (12.2 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Beblenheim Vineyards
HikeEasy2h00Beblenheim (4.9 km)
Eguisheim-Hagueneck Castle-Wettolsheim
HikeIntermediate3h00Eguisheim (9.4 km)
Eguisheim Wine-making Trail
Village visitEasy1h15Eguisheim (9.4 km)
Bergheim - The Three Castles of Ribeauvillé
HikeIntermediate4h00Bergheim (10.7 km)
Alumni Promenade
HikeEasy1h40Rombach-le-Franc (17.6 km)

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