English Version (version 2) Traduct by Darryl MORAN
A pleasant village 7 km from Guebwiller which looks out from the foot of Vieil-Armand and runs away towards the Alsatian plain. 320 metres above sea-level and within easy access of the Alsatian Wine route “La Route du Vin”, it is a very open and welcoming little village.
from the middle of the village, but still falling within the commune Wuenheim,
you can find the Château d’Olwiller , a large agricultural and wine
producing holding with some very famous vintages.
Wine growing is both a passion and a tradition. 80 hectares are planted by growers and, for most of these, this is not their main activity. All grape varieties in Alsace can be found here and they are of very good quality. Some wine producers grow and market their produce themselves and some have joined together to form co-operatives while others prefer to sell the fruits of their labour to agents.
like other communes in the canton was part of the “Haut Mundat” belonging to
the Strasbourg bishopric until the Revolution. Some votive offerings dedicated to the patron saint of the parish,
St Giles, and dating back to 1784 are on show at the “Amis du vieux Soultz“
Museum in the Chateau de Bucheneck .
It wasn’t until
1832 that Wuenheim became an independent commune. Until that date Wuenheim was
annexed to Soultz.
Because of its
position at the foot of the Vieil Armand, the village was evacuated during the
Great War (1914 – 1918). When its inhabitants returned at the end of the
hostilities they could but cry over the devastation. The commune was
consequently granted the ‘Croix de Guerre’. Only a few houses were partially
During the course of the two wars
numerous young people paid the price of liberty with their lives and with their
the community comprised 1031 souls. A large foundry was in production.
1921, following the damage during the war and the destruction of the foundry,
there were only 662 people – the lowest number on record.
In 1998, 800 inhabitants were recorded in the census.
Postcard from my villageéditée from Jean Marin, my freind
le vignoble au pied du Vieil Armand,
l'entrée du village
la "Fête du Vin Nouveau"
(dernier dimanche de septembre)
Tourism is on the up. You will have no problems organising a stay in a Hotel-Restaurant, a gite, a Chambre d'hôte or on a campsite.
To find out more about the two Gîtes Ruraux: (specify WUENHEIM)
Loisirs Accueil BP 371 COLMAR Cedex - tel 03 89 20 10 62 -
Every day in Summer La Cave Vinicole du Vieil Armand is open for visits and tastings. (Groups by appointment)
Open Days are organised at the
shooting range when you can try out your skills (rifle, . 22 pistol or air
The nearby forest, hills and Vosges
mountains, in particular Vieil Armand (many remnants, trenches, monuments and
shelters of the 1914-1918 war) are ideal for half-day or full-day walks marked
out by volunteers from the Club Vosgien de Soultz. Wuenheim
is a member of the ‘Parc Régional des Ballons des Vosges’ association.
There is no lack of activity at the Salle des Fêtes’: dances, various fêtes or exhibitions.
The ‘Refuge des Amis du
Sudel’ is open to walkers and
hikers at the weekend (Altitude 910m, close to GR5 North – South walkway )
very busy. There are no less than 11 associations currently engaging in a
variety of activities
Salle des Fêtes
Stand de tir
Refuge du Sudel
We are proud to have one of the
oldest shooting clubs in France.
High points in the year
February – March Carnival dances
Mid-July International IVV Walk
End of July or beginning of August: open day(s) at the Cave Vinicole du Vieil Armand
Last weekend in
September and first weekend in October
New Wine Festival - Folklore
Town Hall: 03 89 76 73 13
This page is personal. I have produced it just to let people know about my village.
To go the Houches at the foot of "Mont Blanc",
et peut-être le louer pour vos vacances au pied du Mt Blanc
Page créated the 2003 juny 22