Discover Kientzheim, this charming winegrowing town, once the administrative seat of the Hohlandsbourg seigneury.
The Lazarus town of Schwendi will take you to its rich historical centre with its half-timbered houses full of flowers, its church, its chapel, the village has been preserved from the destruction of the War, it is surrounded by medieval fortifications and vineyards.
Extend your walk by taking the circuit of the ramparts.
Did you know?
- The village is home to the tomb of Lazare de Schwendi: legend has it that it was he who brought Pinot Gris (formerly known as Tokay Pinot Gris) back from Hungary.
- The Lalli, a loophole in the shape of a mouth which, in German, means “big tongue”, overlooks the east gate of the ramparts. According to one legend or another, a mechanism was once used to move the tongue in order to chase away evil spirits or mock one’s neighbours.
Not to be missed: l its wine and vineyard museum, its church, its St Etienne brotherhood.