Hunawihr, a tale in Alsace

To enter a fairytale town is to immerse yourself in a magical atmosphere. This is what happens when you arrive in Hunawihr, located in Alsace , where you will find 16th century houses, many colors, flowers, romanticism in the environment, unique buildings, dreamy landscapes … It is a place where you can discover examples of defensive religious architecture , of those of which there are few left. We enter this beautiful village, recognized as such by the association Les plus beaux villages de France . It is not for less.

Alsace wine route

Hunawihr belongs to the municipality of Ribeauvillé Colmar-Ribeauville, and is located on the side of a narrow valley, in the lower part of the Alsatian wine route. That is why its environment also manages to create a spectacular landscape, surrounded by vineyards, with all the beauty that this confers to any place. Once inside the town you will find wooden houses, color and elegance in all its corners.

Hunawihr houses

Fortified cemetery

As an example of defensive religious architecture, Hunawihr has a fortified cemetery. Its church dates from the 15th century, it served as a dungeon and refuge from the attacks suffered by the town and is surrounded by this fortification. In addition, it is possible to contemplate the church clock that pays homage to the vine with the decoration of its hands. From the church you can also enjoy spectacular views of the lower part of the town, the hills and the vineyards.

A very characteristic architecture

The houses of the Hunawihr wine growers have narrow courtyards that face the street and are decorated with half-timbered and material window and door frames , something that gives these buildings great beauty and warmth. The town hall is from the 16th century with a Renaissance style and you can also visit its 17th century fountain.