|Intercommunality||agglomération de Colmar|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Serge Nicole|
|• Land1||18.97 km2 (7.32 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||68374 / 68920|
|Elevation||202–827 m (663–2,713 ft)
(avg. 230 m or 750 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.
Its inhabitants are called Wintzenheimois.
Wintzenheim is a town of 8000 inhabitants to the east of Colmar.
Colmar is a town which receives very little rain because it benefits from a microclimate (called the micro-climat des Trois-Épis (fr)) due to the effect of a vortex propagated by the Munster valley with winds from the south-west to west. Situated only 3 km from Colmar, Wintzenheim benefits from this micro-climate.
Until the French Revolution, Wintzenheim was a dependence of the Lords of Hohlandsbourg. It was administered by the Ribeaupierre family and later by the Counts of Lupfen and, in the 16th century, by Lazarus von Schwendi (also known as Lazare de Schwendi). Louvois rewarded general Joseph de Montclar with this fief in 1680.
- Möhnesee in Germany
Sites and monuments
- Château du Hohlandsbourg
- Château de Pflixbourg
- Chapelle Herzog : the sculptures of this neo-gothic chapel are listed as monuments historiques by the French Ministry of Culture.
- Tomi Ungerer, illustrator best known for his erotic and political illustrations as well as children's books, stayed in Wintzenheim during his childhood. A community hall today bears his name.
- Official website of the Mairie
- Site dedicated to Wintzenheim and its history
- Wintzenheim on the IGN website
- Wintzenheim on the INSEE website
- Wintzenheim on the Quid website
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