You can start the virtual stroll at the place of your choice by selecting a key location from the list below.
Castle of Saint-Léon-Pfalz
Built in the 19th century on the remains of a 13th century fortress, of which only the surrounding wall remains, the castle is owned by the commune, which uses it for receptions and exhibitions. Adjacent to the castle is the chapel of Saint Leo, which is generally accessible to visitors.
Castle Square
The entire medieval town is laid out in concentric circles around its Castle Square, where stands the beautiful fountain of Saint-Leo, which dates from the mid-19th century. It features a statue of Bruno d'Eguisheim (1002-1054), son of the Count of Eguisheim and Nordgau, who became Pope in 1049 under the name of Leo IX.
Chapel of Saint Leo
Consecrated in 1894, the chapel is a memorial to Pope Leo IX and is only occasionally used for religious services. It is open to visitors, who never fail to be amazed by its paintings and stained glass windows.
Church Square (1)
Here we come to the church of Saints Peter and Paul. Our virtual stroll will now pass the church without visiting it, and then stop at Rue Monseigneur Stumpf, which leads to Place du Marché (Market Square).
Church Square (2)
The church of Saints Peter and Paul in Eguisheim was once a Romanesque basilica with three naves and a tower, but it fell into disrepair to the point where, in 1787, part of it collapsed during a church service. It was therefore largely demolished and rebuilt at the beginning of the 19th century and only the tower and some parts of the old church were preserved.
Fountain of Saint Leon
In the past, this square was an unhealthy pond which served the domestic needs of the inhabitants. In 1834, the mayor of the time, who was a doctor, decided to build a fountain to clean up the place and prevent cholera. The ditch was therefore filled in and an octagonal pink sandstone basin was installed in 1836. The statue was erected a few years later, in 1852.
Main Street (1)
Our stroll will now take you past the picturesque Cour Unterlinden, then continue along the main street to Rue du Rempart Sud (Southern Rampart Alley), passing the Tourist Office first.
Main Street (2)
We are here at the end of the Grand-Rue (Main Street), which will now continue beyond the city walls. However, our stroll will go along Rue du Rempart Sud (South Rampart Street) which starts here. Behind us, North Rampart Street begins and you can walk all around the medieval city following these two streets.
Rue du Rempart Sud (1)
The two Streets of the Rampart, North and South, go all the way around the medieval city. We are only presenting a quarter of this picturesque stroll, but you will certainly want to discover the rest!
Rue du Rempart Sud (2)
The whole of the medieval city centre is exceptionally well preserved and, if you go for a walk in the early hours of the morning or at night, you will be plunged into the Middle Ages...
Rue du Rempart Sud (3)
Our virtual stroll shows you only a small part of this extraordinary medieval city where each step leads to a new surprise.
Rue du Rempart Sud (4)
Old inscriptions, flowers and decorated facades, always different, attract the eye and create a magical atmosphere. Take your time, the show is unforgettable!
Rue du Rempart Sud (5)
Our virtual stroll was created in July 2022, when the late afternoon lights played with deep shadows, creating a magical and somewhat mysterious atmosphere in this very picturesque alley.
Rue du Rempart Sud (6)
Our virtual stroll does not go all the way round the medieval town, we will now take a perpendicular street that leads to the church square. We may extend the stroll around the city on another trip!
Rue Monseigneur Stumpf
Our virtual stroll ends here, in the street that connects Church Square to Market Square, which borders the main street. We have only given you a glimpse of this picturesque medieval town, but we hope that it will inspire you to discover it in the real world!
Tourist Office
We are here on the Grand-Rue (Main Street) and our view is directed towards Place du Château (Castle Square), the heart of the medieval town. The entrance to the Tourist Office is on our right, where you will find all the information you need for your visit to Eguisheim and your stay in the region.
Unterlinden Courtyard
A particularity of Eguisheim is its old "colongères courtyards", which were once like villages within the village, grouping together several farmers governed by a common law. Here is the Unterlinden (or Catharinenhof) courtyard, which dates from 1051 and which nowadays belongs to a winegrower.
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