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  • 1 Liebrich House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Cour des Cigognes F - 68340 Riquewihr

    Dating from 1535, the house has a picturesque courtyard with wooden galleries with balusters, a well dating from 1603 and an enormous winepress (1817). Opposite is Behre House which has a fine oriel window dating from 1514, surmounted by latticework ..

  • 2 Preiss-Zimmer House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 68340 Riquewihr

    This former Etoile hostelry has remarkable windows framed with cable mouldings, mushrooms and fruit. If you walk through several courtyards, you will come to the house which belonged to the winegrowers' corporation.

  • 3 Dolder Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 68340 Riquewihr

    Built in 1291, the gateway was strengthened in the 15 and 16C. A «sound and light» show is put on every year, relating the eventful history of the town since this fine gateway was erected.

  • 4 Kiener House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    2 r. du Cerf F - 68340 Riquewihr

    Dating from 1574, the house is surmounted by a pediment with an inscription and a bas-relief showing Death seizing the founder of the house. The door, sculpted on the biais to facilitate the entry of vehicles, leads to a typical courtyard with a spir..

  • 5 Dissler House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    6 r. de la Couronne F - 68340 Riquewihr

    This stone house with scrolled gables and loggia was built in 1610. It is an interesting example of Germanic Renaissance style.

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  • 7 Château des Ducs de Wurtemberg

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 68340 Riquewihr

    Rebuilt in 1540, this castled has preserved its mullioned windows, a gable crowned with deer antlers and a tower staircase. It is home to the Musée de la Communication en Alsace. In front of the east side of the castle, note a small open-air lapidary..

  • 8 Place des Trois-Églises

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. des Trois-Églises F - 68340 Riquewihr

    As its name suggests, the square contains several buildings that once had a religious vocation: the former Churches of St Erard and Notre-Dame, converted into residential houses and a 19C Protestant church.

  • 9 Rue et cour des Juifs

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. des Juifs F - 68340 Riquewihr

    The small Rue des Juifs gives onto the strange Cour des Juifs, the old Jewish ghetto. At the far end is a narrow passageway and wooden staircase leading to the ramparts and the Thieves' Tower museum. In the 15C, the impoverished inhabitants of Riquew..

  • 10 Upper Gateway

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 68340 Riquewihr

    Note its portcullis and the site of the old drawbridge dating from 1600. On the left, the rampart of the Cour des Bergers is dominated by a fortified tower.

  • 11 Rue latérale

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. latérale F - 68340 Riquewihr

    The street boasts fine houses including those of theM aison du marchand Tobie Berger(merchant's house), which has a 1551 oriel window and a fine Renaissance door intact (on the courtyard side).

  • 12 Bouton d'Or House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    16 r. de la 1ère Armée F - 68340 Riquewihr

    This fine house, with an interesting façade, dates back to 1556. The blind-alley next to it leads to the group of buildings known as the Cour de Strasbourg dating from 1597.

  • 13 Jung House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    18 r. de la Couronne F - 68340 Riquewihr

    This typically Alsatian house dates from 1683. Opposite is an old well, the Kuhlebrunnen.

  • 14 Musée de la Communication en Alsace - Postes, Diligences, Télécoms

    Museums and art

    Château-des-Comtes-de-Wurtemberg-Montbéliard F - 68340 Riquewihr

    A stagecoach (diligence) (1835) stands at the entrance to this museum, which traces the development of communications in Alsace from the Gallo-Roman period to the 20C, including foot messengers, letter post, airmail, the telegraph and the telephone. ..

  • 15 Maison Hansi

    Museums and art

    16 r. du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 68340 Riquewihr

    Watercolours, lithographs, etchings, decorated earthenware and advertising posters are informatively presented to relate the talent of the Colmar artist and cartoonist, J.-J.Waltz, known as Hansi.

  • 16 Thieves' Tower Museum

    Museums and art

    14 r. des Juifs F - 68340 Riquewihr

    In this rather depressing establishment visitors can see the torture chamber, oubliettes, guardroom and the dwelling of the guard of this old prison.

  • 17 Dolder Museum

    Museums and art

    58 r. du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 68340 Riquewihr

    The museum has a collection of local souvenirs, engravings, weapons, utensils, tools, furniture and locks.

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