Kaysersberg

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Kaysersberg [1], in Alsace, was an important town in the Middle Ages. It has a large fortress, and the town's name means Emperor's mountain which comes from the fortress. It has wonderfully preserved half timbered houses and is a great setting for any Alsacian Festival due to it's medieval atmosphere.

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Albert Schweitzer is from here and you can visit his home.

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Tokay (now sold as Pinot Gris, after Tokaji became a protected denomination of origin) is the specialty wine of Kaysersberg and the town is surrounded by vines. There is a large old stone well in the town which has an inscription advising you to drink wine with dinner and eschew water.

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