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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Ammerschwihr
Insee code68005
AltitudeFrom 193 to 882 meters
Surface19.66 km²
Population1909 inhabitants
Density97 inhabitants/km²


National labelsKientzheim at 1.8 km (5 min)
Chief townColmar (at 9.1 km, 12 min)Sigolsheim at 2.2 km (5 min)
DepartmentHaut-RhinKaysersberg at 2.7 km (5 min)
RegionAlsaceSearch another town


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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.


In the vineyards at the foot of the Vosges Mountains remain the basis of the square tower of the old castle Meywihr city in 1279.

13th century: the remains of fortifications, the gate high or "Obertor.

16th century: the tower of Thieves or "Schelmenturm", so named because it served as a prison.

Tower of Burgesses or "Bürgerturm" ...

Tennis and golf on site.

Detailed information
Leisure centresGolf Course of Ammerschwihr - Trois Epis


The 2nd and 3rd Saturday of January: Tennis Championships (multipurpose room).

The 3rd or 4th weekend of January: Walk People Pioneers (multipurpose room).

The second weekend of March: AAK: Fine Wines and gastronomy (multipurpose room).

The second weekend before Easter: Spring Music Concert Municipal (multipurpose room).

Palm Sunday: Procession of branches at 9am (High Gate).

Palm Sunday: Palm Sunday Concert at 17h (church).

The last weekend of April: Wine Fair.

May 1: Procession to the Three-Ears (Gate High to 6am).

May 8: Patriotic ceremony.

The last weekend of May: Chapter of Friends of Ammerschwihr and Kaefferkopf.

Whit Sunday: Flea Market.

June 18: Patriotic ceremony.

The last weekend of June: Walk People Pioneers (multipurpose room).

June 27: Friendship Day cardboard (vault).

The first Friday of July: Evening reception of tourists (up Afderseeden).

July 13: Bastille Day on July 14.

Late August: Evening Host tourists (place Afderseeden).

Mid-September: Heritage Day, opening of chapels St. Wendelin and St. Eloi, turn Bourgeois, church.

The first Sunday of November: Jumble clothing autumn-winter.

The first Sunday of November: Mass St Hubert in the church at 10am (hunting horns).

November 11: Patriotic ceremony.

The last weekend of November: Christmas Market (Place Wild Man).

December 24: Animation of Mass 17h (Music City).

December 26: Blessing of wine at the Three Ears.


You are at the heart of Alsace:

2 km Kaysersberg (old Alsatian town).

At 7 km from Trois-Epis (elevation 650 meters, resort Alsace).

8 km from Colmar (visiting the old town, museums).

At 12 km from Riquewihr (Alsace Old Town, Musée de la Poste).

At 35 km from Ungersheim (museum).

At 40 km from Mulhouse (Musée de l'Automobile, Railways).

At 60 km from Strasbourg (old town, cathedral, walk on water bus).

Within 20 km radius: Musée du Vin d'Alsace, park storks, Haut-Koenigsbourg Eagle Park ...

Germany 30 km, Switzerland 80 km.

In winter, the ski resort of Lac Blanc is situated at half an hour's drive, you can practice downhill and cross country skiing.

In summer, you can also discover the Vosges mountains: ridge road, walk or bike. Many departures Ammerschwihr circuits.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Helicopter flight in AlsaceSports sensationsFrom 69 € to 138 €Colmar (6.3 km)
Tour of Colmar in the little tourist trainCulture and educationFrom 3.50 € to 6.50 €Colmar (7.5 km)
Tour and organic wine-tasting at the Platz cellarLocal flavoursFreeBergheim (11.1 km)
Cellar tour and wine tastingLocal flavoursFreeRodern (12.2 km)
Isenbourg Castle SpaWellbeing40 €Rouffach (18.1 km)

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Saturday 31 January
Min. -5°C - Max. 1°C
Sunday 1 February
Min. -2°C - Max. 2°C
Monday 2 February
Min. -8°C - Max. 0°C


Alsatian restaurantFlamme & Co  
Alsatian cuisine - The Alsatian restaurant Flamme & Co, creator of pies outbreaks (or flammekueche, it depends), welcomes you to a meal Kaysersberg rhythmic and passionate. Alsatian...
Located 1.9 km from Ammerschwihr24 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Chambard - Gastronomique - Olivier Nasti  
IDEAL LOCATION - Nestled in the picturesque village of Kaysersberg, the Chambard enjoys an exceptional location in the beautiful valley of the Weiss. This old house founded in 1901...
Located 1.9 km from Ammerschwihr77 € per person 
Alsatian restaurantLa Winstub de Chambard   NEW
BELLE ADDRESS - In Chambard, Kaysersberg, whether the gourmet or wine bar, and Emmanuel Olivier Nasti tell their love of food and wines. The 18th century house that greets you is a...
Located 1.9 km from Ammerschwihr32 € per person 

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Pavillon with 1 bedroomLes lilas    
Welcome to our home for one or more nights, you will be welcomed as friends We'll help you discover the wonders of our region so typical. For a personalized welcome in our house surrounded...
Located in Ammerschwihr50 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsChambres d'hotes Rémy Hérold    
Since 1995 Corinne and Remy (organic beekeeper ab) welcome you with pleasure in their rooms. Peony and Iris. (Bultex new bedding) - sheets and pillowcases towels are provided in the...
Located 1.9 km from Ammerschwihr75 € the double room 
Apartment with 4 bedroomsA l'Ombre des Coteaux - Marcia Donatti    
Welcome to Kaysersberg, one of the most beautiful villages on the alsacian wine route. You will enjoy the calm of our house as much as the charms of the region. All our studios were...
Located 3.6 km from AmmerschwihrFrom 67.50 € to 75 € the double room 

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Apartment for 3 personsGîtes Bohn  
On the Alsace wine route at the foot of the Vosges Mountains, Kaysersberg must stop tourism in Alsace. Lodging of comfort in a traditional Alsatian house with 3 other cottages. Very...
Located 1.9 km from AmmerschwihrFrom 335 € to 385 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsGîte Louis piscine et spa   NEW
- Louis Ecogîte pool - jacuzzi. Since 1995 Corinne and Remy beekeeper organic and cycling, welcome you with pleasure in their louis house (upstairs). Located in the pool with spa. -sheets...
Located 1.9 km from AmmerschwihrFrom 340 € to 690 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsLes cigognes  
3 spighe gîte de France on 70 m ² all comfort for 2 to 4 people in an old house typically alsacienne completely renovated in the heart of downtown Kaysersberg. Very quiet street in...
Located 2.3 km from AmmerschwihrFrom 380 € to 500 € per week 

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55 places over 2 haCamping lefébure orbey    
The Lefébure camp-site is in orbey, small town of 3600 inhabitants located in the valley of Kaysersberg, just near the Vosges. Our town of medium mountains is a real paradise for the...
Located 8.7 km from AmmerschwihrFrom 8.60 € to 10.80 € per day 
150 places over 5 haCamping de l'Il - Colmar    
Located on a 5 ha site on the edge of the river, Camping de l'Ill*** has a large number of pitches where you can camp with your tent, caravan or motorhome or you can choose a fully...
Located 9.3 km from Ammerschwihr 
59 places over 1 haCamping du Haut-koenigsbourg    
In the shade of various species of trees, camping in Upper koenigsbourg you to spend a stay in a large protected environment, a haven of peace and calm rewarded in 2004 with a 3rd prize...
Located 16.3 km from Ammerschwihr11.50 € per day 

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Le Domaine Du Golf - Hotel in AmmerschwihrLe Domaine Du Golf     
The Domaine du Golf is a recently built property situated on Ammerschwihr's golf course, set amongst vineyards and forests. The residence houses 72 apartments spread over 3 or 4 levels...
Located in AmmerschwihrRoom from 43 €
Aux Armes de France - Hotel in AmmerschwihrAux Armes de France    
Set on the wine route of the largest vineyard in the Alsace region, this hotel is just 1 km from Ammerschwihr Trois Epis Golf Club. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the non-smoking rooms....
Located in AmmerschwihrRoom from 54 €
Hôtel L'Orayé - Hotel in AmmerschwihrHôtel L'Orayé     
Hotel L’Orayé is set in the heart of the Alsace wine region, 8 km from Colmar. It offers en suite accommodation with free Wi-Fi internet access. Rooms at l’Orayé Hotel have a flat-screen...
Located in Ammerschwihr

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Résidence Les Rives de la Fecht
Located at the beginning of the Alsace Wine Route, this residence is set in a small forest with views of the Vosges Mountains. Riquewihr and Colmar Exhibition...
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