Kirrwiller is an Alsatian town in the Bas-Rhin region in the Grand-Est region, just over 35 km north-west of Strasbourg.
On the edge of the Regional Nature Park of the Vosges du Nord, the village has about 540 inhabitants and its situation in the plain of Alsace made for a long time a municipality essentially agricultural, craft and residential before the establishment of a specialized cabaret In music-hall magazines in the 1980s enjoyed rapid success and enjoyed a national reputation (about 100 employees and 200,000 customers per year).
The economic and daily life of Kirrwiller has been impacted by this success, but the village still has many assets in terms of green tourism.
A stop at Kirrwiller can begin with the visit of the center of the village and its ancient traditional dwellings with certain charm. This is the case for two farms dating from the 18th, main street and church street.
The municipality also has two religious buildings.
The present Protestant church was also the first Catholic church, dedicated to Saint-Remi, and dates from the end of the 18th century. It has been included in the supplementary inventory of historic monuments. Both religions cohabited in the same place of worship according to the principle of simultaneum which ended before the first war. Originally endowed with a "choir-tower" flanked by two chapels, and inspired by the Gothic style, the building was reworked in the early 1920s. The nave was reduced in width and height but was increased by one Porch flanked by two front-bodies.
In 1911, the construction of the new Catholic church began, this time dedicated to Saint-Martin. It is in late Gothic style. It features a porch tower, a nave ceilinged wainscot and a choir with cut-off sides. The triumphal arch is decorated with two angels in bust. On the north and south cornice of the tower is carved a man's head. Furniture and objects of worship, as well as statues and paintings from the 18th and 20th centuries, which have been the subject of a census by the Ministry of Culture, are preserved and visible in both buildings.
The same is true of certain crosses of the cemetery.
In another area, hiking or cycling routes have been developed and marked out, at the start or at Kirrwiller. An opportunity to discover the natural heritage of the region, but also crafts (pottery) or some gourmet specialties. For more information, please call +33 3 88 89 23 45.
In March, on Mardi Gras, a traditional cavalcade is organized in the streets of the village.
In mid-April, the Pelle du Jardin's rendez-vous offers a spring market, a plant purse, exhibition and workshops on the theme of nature.
On the 1st of May, in the morning, a family discovery "in search of the lily of the valley", in and around the village, is organized.
On the occasion of the festival of music finally, in June, a flea market opens the program from 18 hours.
For all these appointments, please call +33 6 95 77 04 67.