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The church of Gunsbach
The church of Gunsbach
Coat of arms of Gunsbach
Coat of arms
Gunsbach is located in France
Coordinates: 48°02′54″N 7°10′36″E / 48.0483°N 7.1767°E / 48.0483; 7.1767Coordinates: 48°02′54″N 7°10′36″E / 48.0483°N 7.1767°E / 48.0483; 7.1767
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Colmar-Ribeauvillé
Canton Wintzenheim
Intercommunality Vallée de Munster
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Louis Schiele
Area1 6.18 km2 (2.39 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 920
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 68117 /68140
Elevation 326–985 m (1,070–3,232 ft)
(avg. 340 m or 1,120 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.

Gunsbach (German: Günsbach) is a village and commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

The first mention of Gunsbach is in 1285, when the land was given Lord Conrad Werner of Hattstatt. In 1434, Gunsbach was sold to the Ribeaupierre family, remaining in their possession until the French Revolution in 1789.


Albert Schweitzer grew up here in the late 19th century, when the region had been incorporated to the German Empire. The village is home to the International Albert Schweitzer Association (French: Association Internationale Albert Schweitzer, "AISL")[1] with a small museum and an archive.

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