Alsace: The Romanesque Road

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(Mileage is estimated distance from each preceeding city or site.)

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Palais de Rohan Museum, La Petite France Old Quarter, St-Thomas Church, Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre Dame.

WISSEMBOURG (42 miles)
13th-century Gothic church with Romanesque tower, wonderful 14th- to 15th-century frescoes, lovely unfinished cloister, Lauter River, old Bruch Qsarter.

Romanesque church, 15th-century statues, stacked 11th-century chapels, tapestries.

Unique Romanesque doors and 16th-century tapestries in former Benedictine convent. Panoramic view from Chapel of St-Michel.

MARMOUTIER (6 miles)
Superb 12th-century abbey church facade, fascinating Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions.

11th-century St-Peter Church, oldest in Alsace.

ROSHEIM (7 miles)
12th-century St-Peter and Paul Church, a Romanesque masterpiece; oldest house in Alsace.

MONT STE-ODILE (8 miles)
Convent founded by Alsace's patron saint, spectacular views, 11th-century chapels. Side trip 12 miles to Struthof Concentration Camp Memorial.

ANDLAU (8 miles)
12th-century abbey church, portal.

SELESTAT (16 miles)
Romanesque Ste-Foy Church, Gothic St-Georges Church, 15th-century Humanist Library.

Medieval castle-fortress reconstructed by Kaiser Wilhelm II. Magnificent panorama.

KAYSERSBERG (16 miles)
Delightful wine village. Romanesque and Gothic church, Frederick the Great Castle, Renaissance houses and fortified bridge, Albert Schweitzer Museum.

COLMAR (8 miles)
Unterlinden Museum, Issenheim altarpiece, Collegiale St-Martin, Dominican church, Bartholdi Museum (sculptor of the Statue of Liberty), La Petite Venise Quarter.

EGUISHEIM (4 miles)
Medieval wine village, Romanesque church tower, ruins of three châteaux.

GUEBWILLER (13 miles)
Renaissance town hall, three famous churches: Romanesque St-Léger, Notre-Dame with monumental Baroque altarpiece, 14th-century Dominican convent with frescoes, now cultural center; art-and-history Florvial Museum.

MURBACH (4 miles)
Remarkable Romanesque church of once-powerful Benedictine abbey, gem of Rhenish art.