Kaysersberg is a must-see village on the Alsace Wine Route.
This jewel has many surprises in store for you: you will be charmed by the beauty and richness of its historic town centre. Go for a walk, look up, and let yourself be surprised by its superb coloured and flowery half-timbered houses, its magnificent corner oriels, geraniums in the windows during the summer period, its cobbled lanes, the Weiss river which crosses the town and overhangs the village, the medieval castle.
You will also be seduced by its remarkable historical jewels: the Sainte Croix church, the fortified bridge dominated by the 13th century Schlossberg castle, the medieval ramparts and towers, as well as the birthplace of Dr Albert Schweitzer, holder of the Nobel Peace Prize, which now houses the Schweitzer Centre (scheduled to open in the summer of 2023).
Kaysersberg is also the ideal place for your walking or cycling escapades. It has many varied circuits between vineyards and forests.
Did you know? Kaysersberg was elected favourite village of the French in 2017, a flagship programme presented by Stéphane Bern on France 2. A beautiful distinction which highlights the imperial city for its undeniable assets.
The highlights of the year in Kaysersberg
- Preludes and Easter market: chalets, exhibition, decorated egg sales (15 days before Easter)
- Role-playing festival: entertainment around various universes, with costumed characters, a market, comic book authors from all over France (early May)
- the Potters’ Market: some forty potters come every year from all over France to exhibit their creations (1st week of September)
- the authentic Christmas market: chalets with craftsmen, decorations, illuminations, magical and fairy-like atmosphere, concerts, exhibitions, workshops. (4 Advent weekends: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm).
Not to be missed: fortified bridge, the Schlossberg Castle, the Sainte-Croix Church