Wintzenheim

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Wintzenheim
Wintzenheim, Hôtel de ville.jpg
Coat of arms of Wintzenheim
Coat of arms
Wintzenheim is located in France
Wintzenheim
Wintzenheim
Coordinates: 48°04′26″N 7°17′26″E / 48.0739°N 7.2906°E / 48.0739; 7.2906Coordinates: 48°04′26″N 7°17′26″E / 48.0739°N 7.2906°E / 48.0739; 7.2906
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Colmar-Ribeauvillé
Canton Wintzenheim
Intercommunality Colmar
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Serge Nicole
Area1 18.97 km2 (7.32 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 7,536
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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.

Wintzenheim (German: Winzenheim) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin département in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Its inhabitants are called Wintzenheimois.

Geography[edit]

Wintzenheim is a town of 8000 inhabitants to the west 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.

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History[edit]

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.

Twin town[edit]

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People[edit]

  • 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.

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