Located on the world-famous Alsace Wine Route (Route du Vin), this town holds many medieval charms and even some castle ruins from the 1200s. Wander around the quintessential streets and get lost in the flower-laden alleys and half-timbered houses. Kaysersberg is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France.
You get to try local wines for free! You read that correctly, FREE! With all the wineries in the area, you will not get bored roaming from one to another, trying out the local grapes, and learning the history of each vineyard.
Château de Kaysersberg
Walk through the vineyard-covered hills to the top to explore the 13th-century Chateau du Schlossberg. The Chateau was built for Albin Woelflin, the imperial bailiff for Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, around 1220.
The site was acquired in 1227 by the families of Horbourg and Ribeaupierre. Continue to climb to the top of the tower for magnificent views over the town and hills.
The grandest houses in Kaysersberg are the Maison Herzer, Maison Faller Brief, and the Maison Bohn. They were all built between 1591 to 1601 and are beautifully painted with flowers overflowing in the boxes.
Sainte-Croix (Église Sainte-Croix) is a beautiful example of Roman style and is beautiful both exterior and interior. Built from 1227 to 1230 the church holds an altarpiece by Jean Bongart that depicts the “passion of Christ” in 14 paintings.
Address: 53A Rue du Général de Gaulle, 68240 Kaysersberg, France
Where to Eat in Kaysersberg
Head over to Au Péché Mignon to have brunch, lunch, or just a cup of tea/coffee. You must try the Brie Au Kirsch, a secret recipe cake.
Address: 67 Rue du General de Gaulle, 68240 Kaysersberg, Kaysersberg-Vignoble France