Saturday, May 14, 2011

Eguisheim, Alsace France


Eguisheim 4, originally uploaded by Foto Martien.

Eguisheim (German: Egisheim) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin département of Alsace, France, notable for, and largely devoted to, producing Alsace wine of high quality. Egisheim lies a few kilometers south of Colmar. The village centre is very picturesque and receives many tourists, as the Alsace "Wine Route" passes the village.
The uniqueness of this city, which dates back to the Middle Ages, lies in the winding streets which are abundant with flowers as well as in the beauty of the surrounding countryside. The commune is largely German-speaking.
The commune was the birthplace of Pope Leo IX on June 21, 1002.

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