Illuminated milestone on the wine route, Kaysersberg, surprises by the charm of its medieval sites grouped around the church (Romanesque portal and carved altarpiece, masterpiece rarely equaled) and the fortified bridge dominated by the castle (remnant of the old free city of the decapolis). Its strategic position revives the memory of the Roman road that connected Alsace to Lorraine. It is one of the most charming cities in Alsace with its cobbled streets and richly decorated half-timbered houses. In addition, the birthplace of Dr. Schweitzer is characterized by the enjoyment of its forest walks in absolute calm. Located on the road to St Jacques de Compostela.
With the Château de la Confrérie St Etienne where you can taste some of the best wines from Alsace: Riesling, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, and especially the Pinot Gris imported by the famous Schwendi, Kientzheim has kept its prestigious past memories: a wall with its towers, the chapel of Our Lady of Tears, the tombstones of the barons of Schwendi.
A renowned producer of vintages, the Sigolsheim coast is a high point characteristic of the Battle of the "Poche de Colmar". On the flank of the latter, the monastery of Mary Mediatrix calls for meditation and the peace of the soul.
The fighting for the liberation of Sigolsheim was particularly dramatic on December 19, 1944. On that day, the village was conquered by the 5 tanks of the 1st Platoon, 2nd Squadron of the 1st R.C.A, under the orders of the Aspirant Camille Girard. But the US Infantry did not follow, 3 tanks were destroyed and 25 men: 3 were wounded, 6 captured and the Aspirant Girard fatally wounded.