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A statue of Sainte Odile, the patron saint of Alsace, stands above a fountain in the town center, which is lined with historic buildings in a mix of delightful styles.

The town hall is the perfect blending of architectural modes, with the earliest construction from around 1370, and extensions added up to 1848. Notice the lovely oriel window that juts above arched doorways. In summer, the carved balcony is trimmed with red geraniums.

Behind the town hall, the Kappellturm Belfry towers over the city. It is all that remains of the Gothic Chapel of the Virgin that stood on this spot from the 1200s to 1873.

Stroll through the walled town and notice the three-wheel six-bucket well on Rue du Chanoine-Gyss. It is considered among the most beautiful in Alsace, and the weather vane on top proclaims the date 1579. On the same street stands the huge Neo-Gothic church of Saint Peter & Saint Paul.

Enjoy traditional Alsatian food, beer, and wine at one of the eateries on the square:
Les Remparts, Rue du Marché, phone 03-88-95-15-52
La Halle aux BlésRue du Marché, phone:03-88-95-56-09

For a gourmets:
Michelin 2-star  La Fourchette des Ducs on Rue de la Gare,phone:03-88-48-33-38
Michelin 1-star Le Bistro des Saveurs on  Rue de Sélestat, phone: 33388499041

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Place Du Beffroi
Obernai Alsace 67210

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