Mittelbergheim

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The village of Mittelbergheim and its vineyards|Photo Simon EdelsteinA street of Mittelbergheim|Photo Carole & JacquesThe main street of Mittelbergheim|Photo Bernard ChenalHouse of Andlau (16th century)|Photo Ralph HammannThe Town Hall (1620)|Photo Ralph HammannThe 18th century oil mill|Photo Bernard Chenal

Mittelbergheim, "most beautiful Village of France.

Located on a hillside, Mittelbergheim is one of the most picturesque villages of Alsace. The richness of its remarkable architectural heritage earned him to be labeled one of the "most beautiful Villages of France. Nearby, the vine is cultivated since Roman.

Brief summary of history

During its history, Mittelbergheim had to undergo numerous invasions. As early as 937 with the arrival of the Hungarians, and in 1438 with the Armagnacs. The village is not fortified, the population fled to towns such as Dambach and Andlau. 13th at the end of the 16th century, the Bishop of Strasbourg, Berckheim nobles and those of Andlau share the territory of Mittelbergheim. In the 16th century, with the revolt of the peasants, the introduction of the reformation in Alsace and the extinction of the branch of the village Berckheim will be under the control of the city of Strasbourg.

Its Grand cru was already mentioned in 1372. From the 15th century, a register on the price of wine (Weinschlagbuch) whose tradition lasts will be taken. Currently more than half of the territory of Mittelbergheim consists of very famous vineyards.

The houses of the Renaissance

It is between 1540 and 1630 that the bulk of the village of Mittelbergheim stone houses as it stands today, was built in the style of rural houses from the time of the German Renaissance. The houses are open to the outside by many windows.

The Renaissance-style Town Hall presents an almost square plan. The exterior staircase leads to a loggia, topped by a bulbous roof, it was probably used for public ceremonies.

The 18th century oil mill

The oil mill date largely from the 18th century, it is in a State of remarkable preservation. It is one of the few in Alsace to have experienced no degradation. All measures 1.60 metres in height and 2.75 meters wide. A wood composite brick furnace is equipped with a plate used to temper the material shredded before passing it in the press. A shredder is used to crush certain crops before passing under the wheels. The set, which the mechanism is made of wood, is powered by a system of gears and transmission axes. The mechanism was powered by a horse.

The vineyard of Mittelbergheim

Mittelbergheim is a remarkable gastronomic step on 'road of the wine of Alsace'. Hung on a hillside bathed by exceptional sunshine, Mittelbergheim vineyard is one of the rare soils where still grow wild tulips.

The trails offer the Walker's views on a wide variety of landscapes. The wine trail that runs through the Grand Cru Zotzenberg Hill is animated by explanatory boards on the work of the vine and the wine.

The memory of winegrowers and Wine Museum has a large collection of objects relating to viticulture. It is open to the visit on the occasion of the feasts and all Sunday afternoon from early July to late October.
Wine Museum memory of winemakers - 7 Street School, 67140 Mittelbergheim - Tel. 33 (0) 3 88 08 01 28.

The routes passing through this place

Useful information :

Address :
67140 Mittelbergheim

Good to know :
Tourism Office of the country of Barr and Bernstein 1 Rue Rotland, 67140 Mittelbergheim Tel. 33 (0) 3 88 08 66 65

Free of charge. Guided tour.

Where to stay:

All accommodation

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