Wissembourg is not only the "Gateway" to France but is also one of the gateways to the "Parc Naturel Régional des Vosges du Nord" (Northern Vosges Regional Natural Park). The sector is classified since 1989 "world Reserve of the Biosphere". Since 2008 the city also awarded the label of 100 "most beautiful detour in France" including through all France, tourist areas of charm to be discoverd.
Earth of vineyard and orchards it is the starting point of discoveries on foot or in bike. Formerly small town of craftsmen and wine growers, Wissembourg has always been a welcoming city and rich in memories, but also pleasant to stroll around along the quays in the shade of the impressive Abbey Church or in the paved streets leading to ramparts.
Alive, intact, she tells her story in the course of the Lauter river. The city in rich in a religious heritage protected in spite of particularly disturbed past. The town developped around the Abbey of holy Peter and Paul the second biggest Gothic building of Alsace after the cathedral of Strasbourg.