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Katzenthal Katzenthal

Katzenthal
Grands Crus : [ Florimont ] [ Sommerberg ] [ Wineck-Schlossberg ]

The Historian

Katzenthal Copyright AdT68 C. MeyerThe name of the village derives from " Chazzo ", Germanic first name, and of " Thal " or valley.

Dependence of the castle of " Wineck ", it belonged successively to the counts of
" Ferrette ", then to the " Habsbourg " family, in stronghold of the bishops of Strasbourg, then of Basle.

Until the Revolution Katzenthal was part of the borough of Ingersheim.

During the battle of the " Pocket of Colmar " over the winter 1944 -1945, the village was 90% destroyed .

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The Stroller

Katzenthal The Wineck Copyright ARdVOld village which shelters Neolithic burials on the site called " Erdhaus " or " House of Soil".

In the direction of Ammerschwihr, remainders of a Roman villa.

The village is overhung by the ruins of the castle " Wineck " built towards 1200, then abandoned during the 15th century.

The Saint Nicolas' church was built after 1945.


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Miscellaneous-Infos

Site of the vineyard.
Vine: Route des Vins d'Alsace, famous Grands Crus wines of Katzenthal such as the  " Florimont ", " Sommerberg " and " Wineck-Schlossberg ".
Orchards.
Patron's feast in December, on Saint Nicolas' day.
Medieval and folk evening in front of the castle " Wineck " on July 14th, Bastille day.
Folk festival of the wine of Alsace on August 15th .
Friendship' celebration in September.
Many other animations: fishing day, cycling tour circuit,
archery, etc...
Extensive associative life : cultural, sporting, approx. a dozen societies.
Cycling circuits.
Rural lodgings.
Archeological Museum of the Castle of Wineck, inside the dungeon :
Phone : + 33 3 89 23 38 23 - Fax : + 33 3 89 23 38 23.
Tourist Office : 6 rue Conseil, Phone : + 33 3 89 27 38 44 - Fax : + 33 3 89 80 83 22.

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