Inhabited continuously since late Prehistoric times, the old village is located on the RD 30 road, to the north-east of Molsheim.

The Bruche gate (Breuschtor)

The Bruche gate
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Discover this former Episcopal village starting from the ancient tower and 14th-c. gateway with a Gothic arch.

The corners of the Bruche gate (Breuschtor) are reinforced by embossed stones. It was halved in size in 1574, as witnessed by the inscription on the external facade.

The Turckheim Castle

Once the favoured residence of the Bishops of Strasbourg. In 1572, Jean de Manderscheid built this country retreat within the walls of the Mediaeval fortress.
The chateau is privately owned today and its silhouette is characteristic of Renaissance-style buildings in Alsace.

Between the chateau and the stream stand imposing vestiges of fortifications, including a flanking tower equipped with seven cannon loops, erected between 1570-1580 and designed by the military architect Daniel Specklin.

The Turckheim Castle
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St. Martin church

Records of which date back to 1240. It has a Gothic chancel and a long 18th-c. nave. Inside, you can contemplate the imposing Baroque high altar with lateral passageways, richly decorated with the heads of cherubs.

As you stroll through the streets, you can admire the traditional half-timbered farmhouses, sometimes embellished with a sculpted wooden gallery. Note also the rubble work constructions from the 16th to 18th c., such as the elegant village hall built in 1583.

The Magnanerie

At the heart of the village lies Hervé chateau, called the Magnanerie. Built in 1750, this private manor housed the Royal Silkworm School. In the 1990's, this idyllic setting was used as the film set for the Alsatian saga Les Deux Mathilde.

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