“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory”
a quote of Albert Schweitzer – born in Kayserberg Alsace
*alsatian organist, theologian, physician, philosopher, pacifist and vegetarian*
(which at that time was german area – in 1919, it became french area again)
Kaysersberg is a town of almost 3000 inhabitants
with lots of old fascinating architecture and atmosphere
that “smells” of history for better or worse
the area has always been a buffer between Germany and France
and these two countries’ disagreements over the years.
Kaysersberg is one of the finest wine growing areas in Alsace
the first vines were brought here in the 16th century from Hungary
and wine production is still an important aspect of the town’s economy today.
Wine produced from the grape named Tokay is a local specialty.
Actually I believe the area aren’t french or german, but alsatian – their very own.
There are many similar cities in this area to choose for a visit.
Both the inspiration from Ailsa and her absolutly worth visting blog
“Where’s my backpack?“
this is my version of the travel theme this week “Cities“.
My inspiration comes from wonderful “Restlessjo” too and her “Monday walk” themes
this area call for a visit and is perfect for inspiring walking or even better biking.
The blue and yellow, they are the home team.
The old history peeping the head out many places in the area.
Even a smaller city have cozy cafés and imagine a world without coffee – horrible..!
Water can create a very relaxing mood, if the water wants to.
A kind of end.of the walk.