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Gerstheim

A cross-border municipality, there are local shops as well as a picnic area, a discovery trail and a hiking trail. It has existed sind the Middle Ages. Gerstheim organised a lot of events during the year, in particular the Chief's dinner service.

Church was destroyed by fire. It was soon rebuilt. Artists and craftsmen joined forces to re-create the original 1869 building, adding modern touches. The site was managed by the architectural firm Alain Steinmetz from Mulhouse. The church now has mosaics made by Gérard Brand and contemporary stained glass windows by Sylvie Lander. The word was completed in February 2014. Guided tour are organised on certain specific dates or upon reservation, throughout the year. 

As part of the major fish pass construction project on the EDF hydroelectric power plant site, the municipality of Gerstheim has requested the construction of a tourist lookout. Indeed, the configuration of the site males it possible to discover all the activities related to the Rhine : ecological continuity with the fish pass, energy production, control of navigation on the great Alsace canal. 

In France everyone knows Alsatian faience pottery and Obernai dinner services.

Gerstheim has a large collection of antique dinner serivces, including some rare pieces. In 2017, a small museum was opened in the town hall to exhibit this regional heritage.They were first produced at the Sarreguemines potteries in the early 20th century, and have enjoyed an enduring success. But few people know about Henri Loux, the Alsatian artist and illustrator who created the designs. His work depicts rural life in Alsace in the early 20th century. Daily opening hours : 8am to 12am and 2pm to 6pm. Saturdays 9am to 12am. Closed on Tuesdays and Sundays. Groups by reservation. Possibility to visit with an audio-guide. 

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  • Altitude : 154m

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