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Sainte-Barbe chapel and Schwefelsee
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Etienne Burger|
|Area1||4.59 km2 (1.77 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||67253 / 67520|
|Elevation||166–365 m (545–1,198 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.
Saverne is approximately twelve kilometres (seven kilometres) to the north-west while Strasbourg is approximately twenty-five kilometres (fifteen miles) to the east. The twentieth century route nationale connecting the two avoids Kuttolsheim but passes through Marlenheim, a short distance to the south.
- Sainte-Barbe chapel: classified as a historic monument; the tower has been built in the 13th century near a sultry spring, probably on the place of an elder sanctuary. The nave dates from the seventeenth century.
- Schwefelsee (sulfur lake): known since the Roman era, its water was then piped to Strasbourg. The lake is a small natural water retain at the outlet of the Souffel's spring. The spring's rate of flow reaches 17 litres per second, its temperature is constant (about 12-13 °C) and therefore the lake never freezes. The sulfur content of the water allowed it to be used since the Roman era until the 1950s in thermae : its curative properties were mostly used to cure skin diseases. The lake also served as a horse bath (als: Rosschwemm) : a mild slope allows them to quietly go into water.
- Saint-Jacques-le-majeur church: the choir tower, built by the architect Bernach in the 12th century, is classified as a historic monument. The present choir and nave have been rebuilt in 1865 after a fire.
- Buddhist temple: Since 1978, Kuttolsheim is one of the four places in Alsace where a Buddhist centre can be found. Since it is the European Institute of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama went there many times.
- Photos can be seen on the official site of the Institute (in english).
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