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Thann

South end of the wine road

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The small village of Thann marks the southern end of the Alsatian Wine Route. It is surrounded by vineyards and tucked below the Vosges Mountains. It makes a fine starting point for drives along the Route des Cretes (Crest Road) as well as the Route des Vins (Wine Road).

The dominating feature of the town is the Gothic Collegiate Church Saint-Thiébaut, with an elegant spire. Construction began at the end of the 13th century and the original structure was finished in 1516. On the west and north sides of the church have intricate decorative doors, and inside the wooden choir stalls are lighted by the sun peeking through 15th-century stained-glass windows.

Visit the Witches Tower, a 15th-century onion-domed tower that remains from the once splendid Engelbourg Castle. It was destroyed by orders from King Louis XIV in 1673.

History buffs will want to spend a little time in the Friends of Thann Museum, located in the old corn hall, built in 1519. Three floors display historical and religious artifacts.


At A Glance

Address:
9 place Joffre
Thann Alsace 68800
Price:
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