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The road into Wettolsheim
The road into Wettolsheim
Coat of arms of Wettolsheim
Coat of arms
Wettolsheim is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Wettolsheim is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°03′28″N 7°18′00″E / 48.0578°N 7.3°E / 48.0578; 7.3Coordinates: 48°03′28″N 7°18′00″E / 48.0578°N 7.3°E / 48.0578; 7.3
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Colmar-Ribeauvillé
Canton Wintzenheim
Intercommunality Colmar
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Lucien Muller
Area1 8.86 km2 (3.42 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 1,694
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 68365 /68920
Elevation 188–688 m (617–2,257 ft)
(avg. 220 m or 720 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.

Wettolsheim is a communes in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

It is situated at the eastern margin of the southern Vosges Mountains. The commune is part of the Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges.

Places of interest[edit]

Grotte de Lourdes grandeur réelle

Grotte de Lourdes grandeur réelle: In 1912, after the destruction of the house of his birth by a fire, arch bishop François-Xavier Schoepfer (1843–1927), bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes from 1899 until 1927, decided to let build an exact copy of the grotto Massabielle in Lourdes at the same place where the house stood. The statue of the Virgin Mary was placed on a stone coming from the site where St. Bernadette Soubirous first saw the Immaculate Conception in 1858. The cavern in the heart of the village is still a place for a lot of religious ceremonies.

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