The most important sacred building in Wissembourg is the Church of St. Peter & Paul which is the largest church in Alsace after the Minster in Strasbourg. The church has wonderful windows and an organ dating from 1766. There are many charming hotels in the Bruch Quarter. Should you decide to stay in Saverne the Rohan Castle with its 140 meter sandstone facade has to be seen, as well as the Town Museum with its many archeological exhibits and well-known works from the 20th Century. The main street – Grande Rue – has many picturesque old half-timbered houses and a climb up to the Hohbarr ruins will give an excellent panoramic view over the town.
The historic town centre of Molsheim is surrounded by medieval fortifications and should you decide to stay on the Market Place then a visit to the old Guildhaus „Alter Metzig“ is worth the effort for a cooling drink. In Selestat you can visit the Humanist Library founded in 1452 and see the oldest book in Alsace on show. You can reach the Département Bas-Rhin by train from Neustadt-Landau-Wissembourg or the B38 road.
Population: 1 077 000 (2006)
Main towns: Strasbourg, Wissembourg, Haguenau