Kaysersberg

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Kaysersberg
The town seen from its castle
The town seen from its castle
Coat of arms of Kaysersberg
Coat of arms
Location of Kaysersberg
Kaysersberg is located in France
Kaysersberg
Kaysersberg
Kaysersberg is located in Grand Est
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
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementColmar-Ribeauvillé
CantonSainte-Marie-aux-Mines
CommuneKaysersberg-Vignoble
Area
1
24.82 km2 (9.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,696
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
68240
Elevation236–924 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.

Kaysersberg (German: About this soundKaisersberg ) is a former commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in Northeastern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Kaysersberg-Vignoble.[2]

The inhabitants are called Kaysersbergeois. The name is German for Emperor's Mountain.

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 annexed by Germany during a period of 48 years, 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 pinot gris variety is a local specialty.

Geography[edit]

Kaysersberg lies northwest of Colmar, on the eastern slopes of the Vosges mountains.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20062,715—    
20072,720+0.2%
20082,726+0.2%
20092,721−0.2%
20102,713−0.3%
20112,709−0.1%
20122,705−0.1%
20132,701−0.1%

Notable people[edit]

Kaysersberg was the birthplace of Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965), theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician and Matthew Zell, Protestant reformer.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Arrêté 14 July 2015 ‹See Tfd›(in French)

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