France's favourite village 2017
Come and venture to Kaysersberg, France’s favourite village in 2017, to discover half-timbered houses, vineyards and Alsatian gastronomy. Discover a rich cultural heritage through its museums, religious buildings and military sites.
Tourist sites in KAYSERSBERG
The Kaysersberg castle
It is possible to find an imperial castle built in 1200 in the village of Kaysersberg which barred the road to anyone from Lorraine. During the war, the village had an important strategic place, hence the presence of a cylindrical dungeon considered the oldest in Alsace. You will find inside the castle, the seigniorial lodge and a staircase of 100 steps which will allow you to admire the view on the village.
The Albert Schweitzer Museum of Kaysersberg
Albert Schweitzer was born on January 14, 1875 in this house, later restored to exhibit his hospital works. All the documents and photographs depicting the evolution of the hospital buildings of Lambaréné can be admired there as well as his personal souvenirs and handicraft Gabonese.
The fortified bridge of Kaysersberg
The bridge connects the old town and the upper town and passes over a 24 km long river (the Weiss). In 1514, the stone bridge was built and fortified thereafter in case of enemy attack. In the middle of the bridge is a small chapel which houses a statue of the Madonna and Child of the 18th century used to punish those responsible for minor offenses for a period of time.
The Museum of Vineyards and Wines of Alsace
The museum was created by the Association of Friends of the Vineyard & Wine Museum. It opened in June 1980 thanks to the generous donations of wine enthusiasts. On the ground floor it will be possible to find a reconstitution of cellar, tools, two screw presses, a vintage car etc … The 1st floor is dedicated to winemakers and related crafts, hoes, picks, plows are exposed. The top floor is devoted to the technique of viticulture where you can find objects of the 19th century.