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Bennwihr
Grand Cru : [ Marckrain ]

The Historian

Vestiges of Neolithic housing. Mentioned as of 777 under the name of " Beno vilare " or " Beno's village ".
The village belonged to the lords of " Horbourg " until their extinction into 1332, then to the bishop of Strasbourg who in 1437 passed it to the lords of " Rappoltstein ".
During the battle of the " pocket of Colmar " the village was entirely destroyed in 1944.

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The Stroller

Bennwihr Martineau's Stained Glass Copyright ARdV
The remainders of a Roman road are still recognizable.
 
The church Saint Pierre was built from 1957 to 1960 according to the plans of the architects Pouradier and Pillon.

You will be able to admire there contemporary stained glasses of Martineau.


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Miscellaneous-Infos

Vine: Route des Vins d'Alsace, wine growers' cooperative. Grands Crus Wines " Marckrain ".
Cereals, orchards, horticulture, seedbeds.
Cattle and pig breeding.
Flower decked village.
Patron's feast and local fair on June 29th.
Fishing.
Pedestrian paths.
A tip : on your way to Colmar make a detour and visit the " Park of Schoppenwihr " which shelters numerous rare essences of trees.

Christmas and Year-end festivities :
Please see http://www.alsace-noel.com

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