|Coordinates: 48°08′N 7°16′E / 48.14°N 7.26°ECoordinates: 48°08′N 7°16′E / 48.14°N 7.26°E|
|Intercommunality||Vallée de Kaysersberg|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Henri Stoll|
|Area1||24.82 km2 (9.58 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||68162 / 68240|
236–924 m (774–3,031 ft) |
(avg. 240 m or 790 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Kaysersberg (German: Kaisersberg ; Alsatian: Kaiserschbàrig) is a former commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Kaysersberg-Vignoble.
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. 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.
Kaisersberg was the birthplace of Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965), theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician.
- The town seen from its castle
- Typical view of Kaysersberg
- Another typical view of Kaysersberg
- The medieval church
- Fountain and facade of the medieval church
- Gothic altar inside the medieval church
- Kaysersberg's Renaissance town hall
- Albert Schweitzer museum
- Kaysersberg is dominated by the ruins of its castle
- The Kaysersberg Castle
- Cemetery and vineyards
- Bell tower and roofs seen from Schlossberg
- Riesling wine made from the co-op of Kaysersberg and neighboring Kientzheim
- Arrêté 14 July 2015 (French)
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