Kaysersberg

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Kaysersberg
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Coat of arms of Kaysersberg
Coat of arms
Kaysersberg is located in France
Kaysersberg
Kaysersberg
Coordinates: 48°08′N 7°16′E / 48.14°N 7.26°E / 48.14; 7.26Coordinates: 48°08′N 7°16′E / 48.14°N 7.26°E / 48.14; 7.26
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Ribeauvillé
Canton Kaysersberg
Intercommunality Vallée de Kaysersberg
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Henri Stoll
Area
 • Land1 24.82 km2 (9.58 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 2,766
 • Population2 density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 68162 / 68240
Elevation 236–924 m (774–3,031 ft)
(avg. 240 m or 790 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Kaysersberg (German: About this sound Kaisersberg ) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

The inhabitants are called Kaysersbergeois. The name means Emperor's Mountain in German.

The high fortress that dominates the city serves as a reminder of both its strategic importance and its warlike past. Together with the rest of Alsace-Lorraine, Kaysersberg was part of Germany during the period between the Franco-Prussian War and the First World War.

Kaysersberg is one of the finest wine growing areas in Alsace. The first vines were brought here in the 16th century from Hungary, and wine production is still an important aspect of the town’s economy today. Wine produced from the Tokay variety is a local specialty.

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Kaysersberg lies north-west of Colmar, on the eastern slopes of the Vosges mountains.

Notable people[edit]

Kaisersberg was the birthplace of Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965), theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician.

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