Kaysersberg - Alsace, France

Kaysersberg (pop. 2,700) is a gorgeous fortified town on the Alsatian wine route, in north-eastern France. The high fortress that dominates the town serves as a reminder of both its strategic importance and its warlike past. Together with the rest of Alsace-Lorraine, Kaysersberg was part of Germany during the period between the Franco-Prussian War and the First World War. 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.
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