Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Village of North Rhine-Bas Alsace

Alsace North has many vestiges of history: ancient churches and medieval castles, troglodyte dwellings carved in rock, sandstone, small museums surprising wealth. The stroller also discovered in this region some of the most beautiful villages in France.

With its green valleys, lakes and shaded forest rich in a diverse and abundant wildlife, the region also calls for a return to nature.

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Hunspach : Typical of the region, is a village of mud houses and woods, surrounded by flowering plants, where carpenters and gardeners are still the masters of the premises. Labeled in the village among the the most beautiful villages in France, craftsmen still make baskets, mats and straw hats man in traditional black wool, which goes up with the slow road to the temple. Further east, to discover the villages of soda and Mothern.

Hunspach shines in the sun. The streets, along which are lined with beautiful half-timbered houses, converge towards the central square where the town hall. The windows of the oldest houses still have curved glass, which allows you to see from the inside without being seen. In the village, craftsmen still make baskets, mats and straw hats man in black wool traditionally, that rise with the slow road to the temple. In summer, corn cobs dry on the facades of farms and geraniums bloom in the windows, the color cheerfully bright white walls.

The origin of the village is attributed to the Franc Huno which has been installed near the creek. It is a village of about 700 inhabitants.

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Seebach: timbered houses emphasize their different floors by the presence of awnings. The lower part of the roof, Eve, is less inclined to ensure better protection from the elements and provide a sheltered passage around the house.


Seebach is a typically Alsatian village located in a region of northern Alsace called Outre-Forêt (apart from the forest of Haguenau).

The village has about 1700 souls and enjoys a reputation forged by the Streisselhochzeit, ballroom and especially its dynamism.

This dynamism is characterized by the number and variety of events, services and shops in the village.

Seebach is also a historical site classified by the architecture of its buildings, its traditions and folklore. What makes the village a place increasingly visited.

Chambre d'hôtes Seebach

In front of the town hall and a large audience, the mayor receives "yes" of fictitious married.

To prevent history from being forgotten in two or three generations, so that the traditions not only on yellow paper, Seebachois have embodied, for the fourth time yesterday, the traditional Protestant peasant wedding of Streisselhochzeit.The union was the culmination of three days of festivities with history and folklore. This year, Dominica took for a woman named Corinne.

Despite the heat, no fewer than 900 persons have contributed to the dough and about 15000 people have been displaced. . Dominica hung up the redingote black married for the fifth time. Corinne, her flowers in her hair nattés played the game for the second time.

The wardrobe d'Alsace

To continue this tradition of the nineteenth century, the local authorities have launched a big party, in 1982, under the leadership of George Barthel and the Union des Associations Seebach (UAS). Mayonnaise took the villagers to get involved "not to cut their roots," Area "came to get an idea of the splendor of yesteryear."
120 guests were procession to take the two young people in the church and then the town hall, all dressed up. Vests embroidered, gold buttons, aprons picks, lace, ribbons ... While the luxury of their ancestors, they searched the memory and archives, it spreads.

In the afternoon, they scroll through the entire wardrobe of Alsace and elsewhere. Some married Madeira, Poland, Munster, Kochersberg, Hanau country ... From chamarré, beautiful. . As a postcard.

The couple married Catholic (2005)

The Streisselhochzeit

Manifestation inescapable Alsatian folklore, Streisselhochzeit or the Feast of marriage bouquet, takes place at Seebach annually on the first weekend after July 14.

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