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Located in the Lower Rhine, Bischwiller is a city of great charm of Alsace. Located about twenty kilometers from Strasbourg and a dozen kilometers from the border with Germany, it is ideally located for exploring all the beauties of eastern France.

Important industrial and commercial business segment textile seventeenth century to the early 1960s, Bischwiller is now mainly on tourism. It is still possible to admire a beautiful architectural heritage and enjoy a lively atmosphere and full of warmth.

At every street corner stand beautiful buildings, with half-timbering and colorful facades that offer a special aspect to this Alsatian city.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.7680880 (N 48° 46’ 5”)
Longitude7.8600320 (E 7° 51’ 36”)
AltitudeFrom 123m to 147m
Surface area17.25 km²
Population12785 inhabitants
Density741 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureStrasbourg (34 km, 28 min)
Insee code67046
IntercommunalityCC de Bischwiller et Environs
RegionGreat East

Nearest cities & towns

Oberhoffen-sur-Moder3.2 km (7 min)
Kaltenhouse3.5 km (7 min)
Rohrwiller4.5 km (7 min)
Gries4.7 km (8 min)
Kurtzenhouse5.7 km (9 min)
Schirrhein5.9 km (10 min)
Schirrhoffen7.3 km (12 min)
Weitbruch7.6 km (11 min)
Weyersheim8 km (11 min)
Herrlisheim8.3 km (11 min)
Haguenau8.4 km (14 min)
Bietlenheim9.2 km (10 min)
Niederschaeffolsheim9.4 km (11 min)
Drusenheim9.8 km (11 min)
Hoerdt10.6 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

If the city does not have Bischwiller outstanding monuments, it is home to no less than beautiful buildings showing the typical architecture of this region of France.

Walking through the old center of Bischwiller, it is possible to admire beautiful houses, like the old pharmacy of the princely court, which was registered under the Historic Monuments. Nearby, visitors can discover the Laub, a former town house fitted with market hall built in 1665. The latter welcomes its octagonal tower three bells ringing again regularly. She now serves as an annex to the new City Hall Bischwiller.

Churches abound in Bischwiller, like St. Augustine's Church, neo-classical style and built in 1837. Not far away, you can enjoy the Protestant church built in 1300 and remodeled in 1722, or the simultaneous church Hanoffen, a district of the city that hosts two different religious cults. Built in 1914 by the Alsatian Society of Spinning and weaving Jute, Notre Dame chapel was formerly dedicated to the Polish workers who were working in the factory. Since the early 2000s, it now houses the offices of the Greek Orthodox community.

The cultural center Claude Vigee, also called 3CV, offers many activities by office library, cinema and music school.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

Bischwiller is a very lively city where events and other cultural events are not lacking.

Two markets are held throughout the year in Bischwiller, a food on Saturday morning from 8am to 12pm and a local market on Thursday, from 4pm to 8pm. The city also offers a traditional Christmas market during the month of December.

Like several cities in the North of Alsace, Bischwiller participates in the Festival Décalages. In this setting, it houses original and confusing theatrical performances.

Every two years, Bischwiller hosts its traditional festival of the Fifres in August. On this occasion, the city proposes to discover its traditions through the presence of musicians and mountebanks, workshops and historical events, or even shows.

In October, place at the Gothic festival, with the organization of different concerts to celebrate the feast of Halloween.


Wednesday 20 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 16°C
Thursday 21 september
Min. 6°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 22 september
Min. 6°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Brumath Adventure and Leisure Park
Sports sensationsFreeBrumath (12.8 km)
Guided Walking Tour of Strasbourg – 2 hours
Culture and education47 € Strasbourg (22 km)
Rickshaw tour of the Petite-France neighbourhood!
Entertainment30 € Strasbourg (22 km)
Rickshaw tour of Strasbourg's old town and the German imperial district
Entertainment30 € Strasbourg (22 km)
Rickshaw tour of the German imperial district - 1 hour
Culture and education60 € Strasbourg (22 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Circuit around Soufflenheim
Mountain bike itineraryEasy20 minSoufflenheim (10 km)
The Orangery Park and the European Parliament
HikeEasy1h30Schiltigheim (19.7 km)
Bruche Canal cycle path
Cycling itineraryEasy3h00Osthoffen (30 km)
The Three Chapels
HikeEasy4h00Marlenheim (32 km)
Altorf discovery trail
Village visitEasy1h30Altorf (36 km)


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