Fortified city Dambach

Pearl of the vineyard, the wine-growing city of Dambach-la-Ville is captivating both for its picturesque, medieval charm and for the reputation of the wines of its terroir, including the famous granite wines.

Markers

In 1029, the old Gallo-Roman site of Tambactum passed into the hands of the Bishop of Strasbourg, who gradually transformed it into a fortified town. Six burgomasters directed the different districts of one city which then prospered thanks to the production and trading of wine. Its fortified enclosure would undergo many assaults: the Armagnacs in 1444, the peasants rebelled in 1525, the Swedish troops during the Thirty Years’ War and the troubles of the French Revolution.

History

The ‘Fontaine de l’Ours’(Bear Fountain), an emblematic animal of the city, evokes the history of the city and viticulture. In times past, a child driven by famine ventured deep into the forest. There he discovered a bear feasting on large juicy berries. Won over by the sweetness of the fruit, the men hunted the animal and, since then, have cultivated the vine of this beautiful sunny region.

Key points

Its fortified enclosure and three imposing gate towers, its numerous cellars and timber-framed vineyard houses, its synagogue transformed into a cultural space, its Frankstein grand cru, famous Labonal sock factory and the nearby Bernstein castle.

Practical informations

Address


67650 Dambach la Ville

Nearest tourism office
Office de Tourisme du Pays de Barr - Bureau de Dambach-la-Ville
11 place du Marché, 67650 Dambach-la-Ville
03 88 92 61 00
tourisme@paysdebarr.fr
www.paysdebarr.fr
GPS coordinates
Lat.: 48.32368634 - Long.: 7.42526114

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