former commune in Haut-Rhin, France
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Kaysersberg, in Alsace, Grand-Est was an important town in the Middle Ages. It has a large fortress, and the town's name means Emperor's mountain which comes from the fortress. It has wonderfully preserved half timbered houses and is a great setting for any Alsacian Festival due to its medieval atmosphere.

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Albert Schweitzer Museum
  • 1 [dead link] Albert Schweitzer Museum (Musée Albert-Schweitzer). is housed in the house where the famous missionary, theologian, doctor, and organist used to live.  
  • 2 Château de Kaysersberg (Burg Kaysersberg). ruined castle    
  • 3 Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche (Église de l'Invention-de-la-Sainte-Croix de Kaysersberg). Catholic church dating back to 1227    

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Tokay (now sold as Pinot Gris, after Tokaji became a protected denomination of origin) is the specialty wine of Kaysersberg and the town is surrounded by vines. There is a large old stone well in the town which has an inscription advising you to drink wine with dinner and eschew water.

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