Ribeauvillé – the fortified city around 1500 AD. JC.
Reproduction from the Illustrated book: Fortified towns of Alsace and plain castles by Guy Trendel (Author), Christophe Carmona (Illustrations)
Publisher: ID Publishing; Illustrated Edition (April 1, 2016)
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It was in the 11th century that the Lord of Reinbaud settled on these lands. He built the castle of Reinbaudpierre there, whose name would later become Ribeaupierre, a powerful family in the region and in the Holy Roman Empire.
The village will obtain the status of city at the end of the 13th century, a period which also sees the construction of the castles of Girsberg and Haut Ribeaupierre. Walls also surround the city, then divided into 4 independent districts.

Located in the heart of the Alsatian vineyard, Ribeauvillé is one of the most beautiful villages in the region. The village of Ribeauvillé is very long, with many beautiful half-timbered houses. You can continue the walk towards the three castles overlooking Ribeauvillé. The village is a must in the region and not to be missed under any circumstances!