Munster, Haut-Rhin

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Munster
Protestant Church
Protestant Church
Coat of arms of Munster
Coat of arms
Location of Munster
Munster is located in France
Munster
Munster
Munster is located in Grand Est
Munster
Munster
Coordinates: 48°02′N 7°08′E / 48.04°N 7.13°E / 48.04; 7.13Coordinates: 48°02′N 7°08′E / 48.04°N 7.13°E / 48.04; 7.13
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementColmar-Ribeauvillé
CantonWintzenheim
IntercommunalityVallée de Munster
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Dischinger
Area
1
8.64 km2 (3.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,663
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68226 /68140
Elevation341–794 m (1,119–2,605 ft)
(avg. 380 m or 1,250 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Munster (French pronunciation: ​[mœ̃stɛʁ], German: Münster im Elsass) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

It is located in a valley of the Vosges mountains about 15 kilometres west of Colmar on the D417 road to the Col de la Schlucht and Épinal.

The town's inhabitants are known in French as munstériens.

The site of a 7th-century abbey or monastery, which gave the place its name, it is famous for its cheese (the Munster cheese).

In the nearby village of Gunsbach, Albert Schweitzer grew up in the late 19th century, when the region was known as Elsaß-Lothringen (Alsace-Lorraine) and was part of the German Empire from 1871 to 1918; the village is home to the international Albert Schweitzer association AISL (Association Internationale Schweitzer Lambaréné).[2]

Panorama of Munster


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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Association Internationale Albert Schweitzer

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