Eguisheim by Martien
Eguisheim (German: Egisheim) is a village in the Haut-Rhin département of Alsace, France, notable for, and largely devoted to, producing Alsace wine of high quality. Eguisheim lies a few kilometers south of Colmar.
With its cobbled winding streets and its flower-decked traditional medieval half-timbered houses, Eguisheim is one of Alsace’s most attractive villages.
Who could fail to fall under the spell of this charming village, in which time almost seems to have stood still. The town is particularly known for its round layout, following the former lines of its ramparts.
When strolling through its streets, visitors often stop to admire the many houses dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, some of which have magnificent courtyards.
In the main square, a statue of Pope Leo IX reminds us that Alsace’s only Pope originated from this village (born: June 21, 1002). The commune is largely German-speaking.