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A few kilometres from Selestat and the famous Wine Route, Scherwiller stands proudly in the heart of Piedmont.
Renowned for its wines, particularly Riesling, Scherwiller has 370 hectares of vineyards, which places the village among the top three most important communes in the Bas-Rhin department in terms of wine-growing area.
Come and meet the winegrowers who are passionate about their profession and who will share their know-how with you and offer you a tasting of their best vintage...
The village is crossed by the Aubach, a river with about a hundred washhouses. The site, classified since December 4, 1969, deserves to go there for a plunge into history. Stroll along its quays, cross the small stone bridges and stop to discover the remains of the old washhouses where the laundresses used to wash their clothes. In summer, these washhouses come alive again in the theatre show on rue des Lavandières, where scenes from the village's rural life are performed in French and Alsatian.
Along the Aubach, admire the typical half-timbered houses dating from the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Beautifully colored, they are generally half-timbered for the upper floors and in ashlar on the ground floor. A mix of tradition and modernity that will amaze you.
On the heights of the town, come and stroll along the rocky spur where the castle of Ortenbourg, built in the 13th century, is located. The view of the town, the Alsace plain, the Swiss Alps and the spire of Strasbourg Cathedral is impressive...
Don't miss the Scherwiller Gourmet Trail, which will make you discover the vineyard in a gourmet way!
- Altitude : 187m