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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 is located in Grand Est
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
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Colmar-Ribeauvillé
Canton Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines
Intercommunality Vallée de Kaysersberg
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Henri Stoll
24.82 km2 (9.58 sq mi)
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68162 /68240
Elevation 236–924 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. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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.[1]

The inhabitants are called Kaysersbergeois. The name means Emperor's Mountain in German.

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.


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

Notable people

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


See also


  1. ^ Arrêté 14 July 2015 (in French)

External links

  • Town website
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