Kaysersberg

Kaisersberg is a town on the Alsace Wine Route in north-eastern France.  The name means Emperor’s Mountain in German.

Kaysersberg is considered one of the most beautiful cities on the wine route. The high fortress that dominates the city serves as a reminder of both its strategic importance and its warlike past. Before World War One, Kaysersberg was part of Germany. Today, Kaysersberg with its medieval atmosphere is more appropriate as the perfect setting for an Alsatian festival. It is a popular tourist destination and during the summer months it can get quite busy. A symbol of the town are the storks that nest on the tower roof. The main road through the centre of the town is filled with colourful shops offering visitors an great assortment of local goods such as the beautiful pottery dishes, cakes and biscuits, beers and of course wines.

Kaysersberg is one of the finest wine growing areas in Alsace. The first vines were brought here in the 16th century from Hungary, and wine production is still an important aspect of the town’s economy today. Wine produced from the Tokay variety is a local specialty.

Kaysersberg lies north-west of Colmar, on the eastern slopes of the Vosges mountains.

Kaisersberg was the birthplace of Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965), theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician.

Museums in Kayserberg

  • Albert Schweitzer Museum
  • Historical Museum
  • Regional Museum of Vineyards and Wines of the Alsace

Sights in Kayserberg

  • Church of Sainte Croix 1230
  • Chapel of 1391 Oberhof
  • Chapel of Saint-Alexis sixteenth century
  • Kessler turn of the fifteenth century
  • Fifteenth-century fortified bridge

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