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Bennwihr

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haut-Rhin

Bennwihr - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haut-Rhin
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A wine-growing village on the famous Wine Route, Bennwihr is located in the Haut-Rhin region in the Grand-Est region. The town is about ten kilometers from Colmar, in the heart of a vineyard landscape. It is part of the Parc Naturel Régional des Ballons des Vosges.

Populated since the Neolithic era, the commune of Bennwihr has very ancient origins. It would hold its name of a Roman, Bebo, having installed his domain not far from the old Celtic way to Antiquity. German village at the end of the 19th century, until the beginning of the following century, it returned to French territory following the First World War. Unfortunately, there is not much left of this ancient village, almost entirely destroyed during the bombing of the Second World War.

Full of charm, the commune of Bennwihr presents however an enchanting, in the middle of landscapes typically Alsatian. Lovers of gastronomy will also be seduced by the wine produced in this pretty wine village.

Geographical information

MunicipalityBennwihr
Postcode68630
Tourism label
Latitude48.1450190 (N 48° 8’ 42”)
Longitude7.3246950 (E 7° 19’ 29”)
AltitudeFrom 183m to 354m
Surface area6.59 km²
Population1318 inhabitants
Density200 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureColmar (6.8 mi, 14 min)
Insee code68026
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Ribeauvillé
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
TerritoryAlsace
RegionGreat East

Nearest cities & towns

Beblenheim1.2 mi (4 min)
Zellenberg2.2 mi (5 min)
Riquewihr2.2 mi (6 min)
Ammerschwihr3.2 mi (9 min)
Houssen3.4 mi (9 min)
Hunawihr3.7 mi (9 min)
Ingersheim3.7 mi (8 min)
Kaysersberg Vignoble3.9 mi (10 min)
Ostheim4 mi (9 min)
Katzenthal4.1 mi (9 min)
Ribeauvillé4.1 mi (11 min)
Niedermorschwihr5 mi (12 min)
Turckheim5.4 mi (13 min)
Bergheim5.8 mi (14 min)
Colmar6.2 mi (15 min)

Things to see and do

Built in the mid-1950s, the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul church was consecrated only in 1960, its bell tower having been erected only in 1959. One can appreciate stained glass windows by Paul Martineau, As well as a stone engraved 1779. It takes place on the original church dating from the end of the 15th century. Of this monument, only a cross dated 1890 remains.

Classified as Historic Monuments, the monument to the dead of Bennwihr is also nicknamed the Monument of Fidelity. Realized in the mid-1920s, it was left in condition following the bombing of the Second World War.

Also classified as a Historic Monument, the 16th century well is the only vestige of the ancient village of Bennwihr. You can also enjoy a monumental fountain enthroned in the center of the village.

Hiking trails allow you to discover the vineyards of Bennwihr and appreciate the local flora.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Between July and August, the town offers a summer market at the end of the day, on Wednesdays.

A traditional Christmas market in Alsace also takes place in December.

Photos

Bennwihr, seen from the Houssen road (© J.E)
Bennwihr, seen from the Houssen road (© J.E)
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The large path lined with plane trees in the Schoppenwihr park (© J.E)
The large path lined with plane trees in the Schoppenwihr park (© J.E)
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Schoppenwihr Park Water Room (© J.E)
Schoppenwihr Park Water Room (© J.E)
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One of the ponds of the Schoppenwihr park (© J.E)
One of the ponds of the Schoppenwihr park (© J.E)
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Borne, dated, in the park of Schoppenwihr (© J.E)
Borne, dated, in the park of Schoppenwihr (© J.E)
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Remains of one of the towers of the old castle of Schoppenwihr (© J.E)
Remains of one of the towers of the old castle of Schoppenwihr (© J.E)
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Schoppenwihr Park
Schoppenwihr Park
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Oak pluricentenary - Schoppenwihr park (© J.E)
Oak pluricentenary - Schoppenwihr park (© J.E)
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Old well, Schoppenwihr park (© J.E)
Old well, Schoppenwihr park (© J.E)
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Weather

Sunday 23 july
Min. 18°C - Max. 33°C
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Monday 24 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 36°C
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Tuesday 25 july
Min. 21°C - Max. 37°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Helicopter flight in Alsace
Sports sensations74 € to 410 € Colmar (3 mi)
Tour of Colmar in the little tourist train
Culture and education350 € to 650 € Colmar (4.8 mi)
Rieflé-Landmann winery tour
Local flavoursFreePfaffenheim (11.6 mi)
Visit the Confitures du Climont jam workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeRanrupt (16.3 mi)
Ride the Thur Doller steam train
Entertainment9 € to 11 € Cernay (26 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Beblenheim Vineyards
HikeEasy2h00Beblenheim (1610 yd)
More about Bergheim
HikeIntermediate4h00Bergheim (4.8 mi)
Eguisheim-Hagueneck Castle-Wettolsheim
HikeIntermediate3h00Eguisheim (7.1 mi)
Eguisheim Wine-making Trail
Village visitEasy1h15Eguisheim (7.1 mi)
Illwald Forest
HikeEasy3h00Sélestat (10 mi)

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