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(27) - Wissembourg (F)

The French small town of Wissembourg is situated in the north-eastern part of France just 1.2 miles from the border to Germany. The German village of Windhof is situated directly at the state boundary to Wissembourg borough.

F-67160 Wissembourg:

7500 inhabitants/ Height above sea-level: 630 feet
Departement" "Bas-Rhin" 67 (=French Lower Rhine)
Distances: Strasbourg (F): 36 miles; Karlsruhe: 27 miles, Sarreguemines (F): 51 miles

   Wissembourg:

Arrival in Wissembourg (the name is a phonetic transcription of the Original German name Weissenburg), coming from Germany, this is the first place you reach.

   Windhof:

Leaving the trunk road at this small intersection, means going into France.

   Borderline along the main road: observe the little abandonned customs border-house on the right, the living-house behind it, is in Germany already.
  Windhof:

Zooming in: the street board with the place name and a welcome-board of the State of Rhineland-Palatinat next to it.

Windhof:

Leaving Windhof (Germany) towards Wissembourg (France).

  Wissembourg:

And finally: (since we are here anyway...) A touristic view of the old town (Vielle Ville) of Wissembourg/Alsace.

 


BK october 2001

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