Gresswiller

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Gresswiller

Grasswiller
The town hall in Gresswiller
The town hall in Gresswiller
Coat of arms of Gresswiller
Coat of arms
Location of Gresswiller
Gresswiller is located in France
Gresswiller
Gresswiller
Gresswiller is located in Grand Est
Gresswiller
Gresswiller
Coordinates: 48°32′09″N 7°25′53″E / 48.5358°N 7.4314°E / 48.5358; 7.4314Coordinates: 48°32′09″N 7°25′53″E / 48.5358°N 7.4314°E / 48.5358; 7.4314
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementMolsheim
CantonMutzig
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2014) Jean-Louis Wietrich
Area
1
9.27 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,715
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67168 /67190
Elevation192–322 m (630–1,056 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Gresswiller (German: Greßweiler or Gressweiler) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Adjacent communes[edit]

Mollkirch, Rosenwiller, Dinsheim-sur-Bruche, Heiligenberg, and Mutzig.

Notable people[edit]

Auguste Dubois, painter and engraver (1892–1973) was born at Gresswiller. Between 1920 and 1922 he worked closely with Ettore Bugatti whose automobile factory was located at nearby Molsheim.

Landmarks[edit]

Mechanism for the Gresswiller planetarium

Unusually, Gresswiller has its own orrery.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ The Millenium Planetarium of Gresswiller