Things to see and do - Altkirch
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Altkirch Travel guide
Altkirch : Michelin's recommendations
At the heart of the Sundgau region (famous for its furniture and traditional costume), Altkirch retains the ancient church of St Christophe, dating back to the early Christian era, as well as a deep-seated Arts and Crafts tradition. Many potters settled here in the 19C, along with the Sutter printing works (Épinal's main competitor), which was known throughout the region for its popular images. The country around Altkirch is perfect for walks and fishing trips.
Tourist attractions Altkirch : Things to see and do
Rue du Château
Note the remarkable polychrome stone statues of the Mount of Olives (14C) in the left-hand transept. In the right-hand transept, the life of St Morand (whose sarcophagus is displayed in the nave) by Oster of Strasbourg.
Place de la République
Built in the 18C, once the residence of the bailiff of Altkirch.
1 rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville
Apart from works by local painters (Henner, Lehmann) and objects that came to light during archeological digs, you can discover the Alsation earthenware stoves or Kunsts that families would sit around in the Stub (or living room).
1 route de Belfort F - 68130 Altkirch
This hotel restaurant is very pleasant: everything is attractive, contemporary and cosy. The cuisine is of a modern slant, concocted by a chef who is eager to please.