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Country  France
Area  1,308
Region  Alsace
Mayor  Jean Buttighoffer

Riquewihr (German:  Reichenweier ) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.


Map of Riquewihr

A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. Riquewihr looks today more or less as it did in the 16th century. It is officially one of the most beautiful villages in France, or Les plus beaux villages de France

Apres lincendie riquewihr panse ses plaies

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Riquewihr Beautiful Landscapes of Riquewihr

Riquewihr is only 7 miles (11 km) from Colmar and minutes from other Alsatian villages such as Ribeauville, Hunawihr, Eguisheim or Kaysersberg.


Riquewihr in the past, History of Riquewihr

Originally the property of the Dukes of Wurttemberg, the town was converted to Protestantism in the 16th century. Historically, Riquewihr served as a Winzerdorf or "wine village" as a trading hub for Alsatian and German wine.


Riquewihr was one of the few towns in the area not to be badly damaged during World War II. The town is surrounded by its medieval fortifications and is overlooked by a castle from the same period that is today a museum.

There is a museum about Alsace during World War II and a torture chamber (La salle de torture).

The village is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("The most beautiful villages of France") association.


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