Sourced from Wikivoyage. Text is available under the CC-by-SA 3.0 license.Eguisheim is a medieval village classified among The Most Beautiful Villages of France.
A distinctive feature of Eguisheim is that the town is shaped roughly as a circle with 3 circular streets, one outside the town centre and 2 within. On the circular Rue du Rempart, the houses are built into the old town ramparts. The circular residential streets within the ramparts are very quaint and photogenic. There are many decorative floral displays throughout town.
Eguisheim is the supposed birthplace of Bruno d'Eguisheim-Dagsbourg (1002-1054), a former bishop of Toul, who became Pope Léon IX. You can see his statue in Place du Château in the centre of town.
phone: +33 3 89 234033
Eguisheim is from the Colmar railway station (Gare de Colmar).
By busBuses #208 and 440 depart from Colmar every couple of hours, their timetables can be found online.
- By autoroute A 35, exit "Sainte Croix en Plaine / Herrlisheim", direction Eguisheim
- By RN 83, exit Eguisheim
This round, medieval town is about in diameter. It's quite walkable.
Rues du RempartThe concentric streets have houses built since the mid 16th century against the ramparts.
Place du ChâteauHere you will see the statue of Pope Léon IX. The fountain in the square was built between 1834 and 1836, and is one of the largest in Alsace.
Fontaine de la Vierge(1563)
Fontaine de la Porte Basse(1841)
Fontaine St-LéonBuilt in 1834.
Église Saints Pierre et Paul
phone: +33 3 89 23 72 00address: 2, rue du Château, Place du Château