Kuttolsheim

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Kuttolsheim

Kíttelse
Sainte-Barbe chapel and Schwefelsee
Sainte-Barbe chapel and Schwefelsee
Location of Kuttolsheim
Kuttolsheim is located in France
Kuttolsheim
Kuttolsheim
Kuttolsheim is located in Grand Est
Kuttolsheim
Kuttolsheim
Coordinates: 48°38′38″N 7°31′30″E / 48.6439°N 7.525°E / 48.6439; 7.525Coordinates: 48°38′38″N 7°31′30″E / 48.6439°N 7.525°E / 48.6439; 7.525
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementSaverne
CantonBouxwiller
IntercommunalityCC Kochersberg
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Etienne Burger
Area
1
4.59 km2 (1.77 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
639
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67253 /67520
Elevation166–365 m (545–1,198 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Kuttolsheim (German: Küttolsheim) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

It has been built along an old Roman road leading from Strasbourg to Saverne.

Geography[edit]

Saverne is approximately twelve kilometres (seven kilometres) to the north-west while Strasbourg is approximately twenty-five kilometres (fifteen miles) to the east; the twentieth century route nationale connecting the two avoids Kuttolsheim but passes through Marlenheim, a short distance to the south.

Landmarks[edit]

  • Sainte-Barbe chapel: classified as a historic monument; the tower has been built in the 13th century near a sultry spring, probably on the place of an elder sanctuary. The nave dates from the seventeenth century.
  • Schwefelsee (sulfur lake): known since the Roman era, its water was then piped to Strasbourg. The lake is a small natural water retain at the outlet of the Souffel's spring; the spring's rate of flow reaches 17 litres per second, its temperature is constant (about 12-13 °C) and therefore the lake never freezes. The sulfur content of the water allowed it to be used since the Roman era until the 1950s in thermae : its curative properties were mostly used to cure skin diseases; the lake also served as a horse bath (als: Rosschwemm) : a mild slope allows them to quietly go into water.
  • Saint-Jacques-le-majeur church: the choir tower, built by the architect Bernach in the 12th century, is classified as a historic monument. The present choir and nave have been rebuilt in 1865 after a fire.
  • Buddhist temple: Since 1978, Kuttolsheim is one of the four places in Alsace where a Buddhist centre can be found. Since it is the European Institute of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama went there many times.[2]
Saint-Jacques-le-majeur church

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Photos can be seen on the official site of the Institute (in english).

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