Wednesday, 25 March 2015


Kaysersberg is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. The inhabitants are called Kaysersbergeois. The name means "Emperor's Mountain" in German. The high fortress that dominates the city serves as a reminder of both its strategic importance and its warlike past. Kaysersberg was the birthplace of Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965), theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician.

Together with the rest of Alsace-Lorraine, Kaysersberg was part of Germany during the period between the Franco-Prussian War and the First World War. Kaysersberg is one of the finest wine growing areas in Alsace. The first vines were brought here in the 16th century from Hungary, and wine production is still an important aspect of the town’s economy today. Wine produced from the Pinot gris variety is a local specialty.

We visited Kaysersberg in 1999 during an extended holiday in the Alsace-Lorraine region and we enjoyed the trip immensely. The photographs are original digital ones, but they have been taken with an early model Olympus digital camera so excuse the poorer quality. They are a wonderful reminder of our holiday there.

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.


  1. I almost felt dizzy looking straight down on the rooftops! I love all the window boxes filled with flowers.
    Have a beautiful day!

  2. Beautiful, beautiful scenery and buildings and sidewalks and stores. Not too keen on living so close to the house developing as #1. You would see in anyone windows. Not any privacy.

    I am glad I moved away from city living.
    this would be too close for comfort to live like sardines. I guess you get used to it. I could go for the city walks on those trees. That looks inviting.

  3. Thank you for the lovely trip through all those wonderful narrow street. I love those places, where one can feel history all around you.
    Have a great week!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  4. What a lovely trip you had. These photographs are great. Such precious memories you have.
    JM, IL-U.S.A.

  5. Beautiful place to see, I love how it's in a valley!

  6. what a beautiful place :) I love their houses and buildings

  7. Such gorgeous photos - and a truly beautiful village.
    thanks for sharing at

  8. I really must put this on my 'must visit place'. we could take the Euro Star then change, I think, at Paris.
    What a delightful idea, thank you.
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  9. The status of Alsace-Lorraine is one of those odd things I actually remember from high school history class!


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