Commune Bas-Rhin, Marckolsheim is located in Alsace-Lorraine region, in the district of Sélestat. The city lies about sixty kilometers from Strasbourg, in the heart of the Grand Ried, a large area of wet meadows, groves and forests. Bordered by the Rhine, Marckolsheim is also bordered by a forest in its southern border.
The Alsatian town seduces by its unique natural setting in which to relax or practice sports outdoors. Ideally located, it allows to enjoy the most beautiful sights of the region and admire the local fauna and flora.
Old, as evidenced by this Merovingian tombs, the city of Marckolsheim still has an old interesting heritage reflecting the glorious past of the city.
A haven of peace, Marckolsheim is perfect for a holiday with family or friends in a magical and enchanting setting. Difficult to resist the fresh air, and the warmth of the people, who rule in this ancient city.
Discover attractions abound in the town, and they reflect the different eras that have marked its history.
Under the patronage of St. George, the church of Marckolsheim was once dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Destroyed during the Second World War, it was rebuilt in the second half of the twentieth century. Above the door, you can still see a remnant of the old building, a statue of Saint George himself. Inside, visitors can see the baptismal font of the twelfth century and a painting of Christ with the sixteenth century.
Entirely in stone, former cantonal court has a very beautiful facade with balconies surrounded by pilasters with capitals. Besides, you can still see the old prison built at the same time, around the mid-nineteenth century.
Marked by wars, the city of Marckolsheim opened a memorial museum of the Maginot Line of the Rhine. One can discover the bunker of the city, with two firing chambers, demonstrating the fighting that took place in the city in June 1940. This uphill battle has seen the destruction of more than 80% of the city.
On the locality of Mauchen, it is possible to admire the St. Gregory chapel. Built in 1246, it is the only trace of the ancient village of Mauchencheim which once stood on the site. Inside, a reconstruction of the thirteenth century frescoes to discover a part of the story of Genesis.
Walking through the city, one can discover a vestige of the fortifications in 1330, a water ditch. These were razed in 1835.
But Marckolsheim is also a natural heritage of beauty, including the Rhenish forest that stretches along the Rhine. This forest wetland classified Natura 2000 protection forest or natural area of ecological interest, flora and fauna, allows to appreciate the ecosystem of the region. The island of the Rhine, or the dam of High Water and the Rhone-Rhine canal are also nice sites. The last offers unique views of the Ried and the Vosges, it is possible to borrow numerous marked trails on foot or by bike.
Marckolsheim is one of the stages of the Rhine Cycle Route 15 EV, which covers 1320 kilometers. The latter connects the source of the Rhine, Switzerland, at its mouth.
The Alsatian city of Marckolsheim no shortage of entertainment in all genres that regularly enliven the streets of downtown.
Marckolsheim The weekly market is held every Thursday from 16h to 19h, near the covered market. Alsatian culture requires, the city also offers a traditional Christmas market every year in December, highlighting local crafts as well as products from all over France.
In March, place Marckolswing, jazz festival. On the program, concerts of all kinds, as well as entertainment around the city.
Every summer, the city offers its famous summer clearance sale, located in the main artery of the city. Amateurs and local businesses and highlight their products at low prices.