At the foothills of the Vosges mountains, the fortified wine village of Kientzheim (68 Haut Rhin, Grand Est) was founded in the 8th century and is still completely surrounded by ramparts. The is surrounded by the vineyards of the Kayserberg.
The paved streets reveal half-timbered houses, castles, murals, sundials, the mill, the wash house, the fountains, the covered well of the Schwendi square …
The castle of the lower door (the Lali) is the seat of the brotherhood of Saint Etienne d’Alsace. It hosts the Alsace wine museum (Musée du Vignoble et des Vins d’Alsace)
The village is thought to be where the Tokay grape was introduced to Alsace, but the area is known for its Gewurztraminer and Riesling vineyards.
Holiday accommodation in Kientzheim