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Rosheim is a town to the north of Obernai in the Haut-Rhin department of the Alsace region. Although slightly off the main tourist route a visit is recommended, above all for the attractive roman style church.

Exploring Rosheim

It is easy to explore the lovely little town of Rosheim - you enter Rosheim through one impressive medieval gateway (then further down the street you leave by another).

Clocktower entrance to Rosheim

Yu can get a guide from Rosheim tourist office in before you start exploring to be sure you see all the individual highlights.

Inside this main section of the historical town you will see Rosheim's roman style Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, part of a monastery still inhabited by benedictine monks. The church dates from the 12th century, although the unusual octagonal bell tower was added in the 15th century after the original had been destroyed by fire.

There are some interesting stone carvings of the evangelists and other carvings decorating the outside of the church. Also outside the church look up at its roof which has some strange statues huddled upon it - the church is one of the oldest in Alsace to feature actual statues rather than stone carvings.

In Rosheim there is building between 21 and 23 Rue du General du Gaulle that was built in 1152, which is possibly the oldest building in Alsace. The bakery also had a sign on it saying it is the oldest bakery in Alsace - at 400 years old - not bad!

The town has quite a sprinkling of interesting medieval buildings - for example the 16th century houses between Rue du General de Gaulle and Rue des Violettes, with their interesting original carvings in wood.

You can also see the four original entry gates through the fortifications - the Porte de l'Horloge (next to the 18th century Town Hall) and the Porte de la Vierge are particularly impressive.

Painted half-timbered houses in Rosheim

Attractions close to Rosheim

One particular attraction we recommend is the monastery at Mont-Sainte-Odile, in a very picturesque countryside setting to the south of Rosheim.

Rosheim is also on the Alsace Wine Route with many pretty villages and vineyards to explore including Mittelbergheim, ten kilometres south of Rosheim and a classified 'most beautiful village in France'.

You can find more travel ideas in the Bas-Rhin guide and the Alsace guide.

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Map of Rosheim and places nearby

Visit near Rosheim with France This Way reviews

Obernai

Obernai

Obernai is perhaps the town in Alsace that has best preserved its original 15th century aspect

Obernai guide
Molsheim

Molsheim

Although Molsheim is now quite a large town it is the small historic centre that will be of interest to visitors

Molsheim guide
Mont-Sainte-Odile

Mont-Sainte-Odile

Mont-Saint-Odile is a very popular pilgrimage destination, and has been since the mircles of Odile in the 7th century

Mont-Sainte-Odile guide
Barr

Barr

Less visited than many, Barr is something of an undiscovered gem among the popular Alsace villages

Barr guide
Mittelbergheim

Mittelbergheim

Mittelbergheim is one of several Alsave villages classed among the most beautiful in France, and a local base for wine production and tasting

Mittelbergheim guide
Chateau d'Andlau

Chateau d'Andlau

It is the views as much as the castle itself at Chateau Andlau that provide a substantial part of the attraction

Chateau d'Andlau guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Bas-Rhin

Address: Rosheim, Molsheim, Alsace, 67560, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 48.4975, longitude 7.47028

Plan your visit to Rosheim, Bas-Rhin

Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Obernai: recommended detour (4 km)
  • Domaine du Windeck: remarkable garden (5 km)
  • Jardin du chateau de Kolbsheim: remarkable garden (11 km)
  • Mittelbergheim: most beautiful village (11 km)
  • Itterswiller: ville fleurie 4* (15 km)
  • Champ du Feu: site of natural beauty (19 km)
  • Le jardin de Marguerite: remarkable garden (19 km)
  • Strasbourg: town of art and history (23 km)
  • Jardin botanique de l'université de Strasbourg: remarkable garden (23 km)
  • Strasbourg Grand Ile: heritage site (23 km)
  • Bischheim: ville fleurie 4* (25 km)
  • Cigoland: zoo or wildlife park (27 km)

The French version of this page is at Rosheim (Francais)

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