A distinctive feature of Eguisheim is that the town is shaped roughly as a circle with 3 circular streets, one outside the town centre and 2 within. On the circular Rue du Rempart, the houses are built into the old town ramparts. The circular residential streets within the ramparts are very quaint and photogenic. There are many decorative floral displays throughout town.
Eguisheim is the supposed birthplace of Bruno d'Eguisheim-Dagsbourg (1002-1054), a former bishop of Toul, who became Pope Léon IX. You can see his statue in Place du Château in the centre of town.
Eguisheim is 7 km (4.3 mi) from the Colmar railway station (Gare de Colmar).
- By autoroute A 35, exit "Sainte Croix en Plaine / Herrlisheim", direction Eguisheim
- By RN 83, exit Eguisheim
This round, medieval town is about 250 m (820 ft) in diameter. It's quite walkable.
- Rues du Rempart. The concentric streets have houses built since the mid 16th century against the ramparts.
- 1 Place du Château. Here you will see the statue of Pope Léon IX. The fountain in the square was built between 1834 and 1836, and is one of the largest in Alsace.
- Fontaine de la Vierge. (1563)
- Fontaine de la Porte Basse. (1841)
- 2 Fontaine St-Léon. Built in 1834.
- 3 Église Saints Pierre et Paul (the church of St Peter and St Paul).
- 4 St-Léon church.
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