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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haut-Rhin

Ammerschwihr - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haut-Rhin

Occupied since Roman times, Ammerschwihr is cited in 869 under the name "Amalric Villare" or "village Amalrich. Elevated to city from 1367. From the 14th century the town was fortified. The inhabitants of Meywihr Katzenbach and two neighboring villages, sought refuge behind the ramparts of the city. Three domains: the "Ribeaupierre", the "Hohlandsberg 'and the Empire reigned successively over the city. They divided the three entrances of the city and each of them holding one of the gates of the city. On 3 May 1491 the Virgin appeared to three-Ears. In 1534, Ammerschwihr knows its golden age: the city flourished more. From 1618 to 1648, the 30 Years War marked Ammerschwihr. In 1634, the town is placed under the protection of the King of France. In 1789, Ammerschwihr becomes, the Revolution, capital of Canton. In 1803, the town becomes parish. The architecture of the town reached its heyday in the 16th century. Unfortunately, the architectural heritage was seriously damaged by terrible bombing in December 1944: Ammerschwihr is destroyed at 85%. From 1948 to 1956, Ammerschwihr reborn thanks to the courage of the people and the expertise of the architect Gustave Stoskopf.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
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
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)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities


High Gate
High Gate
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Ammerschwihr seen the vineyard
Ammerschwihr seen the vineyard
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Tour Bourgeois
Tour Bourgeois
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Tower Thieves
Tower Thieves
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Friday 26 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 26°C
Saturday 27 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 28°C
Sunday 28 may
Min. 14°C - Max. 31°C

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)


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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