Porte de France, surrounded by the vineyards and the National Park of the Northern Vosges, Wissembourg has not usurped its title of “Capital of the Outre- Forêt”. Alive and intact, the town tells its story along the Lauter which flows through
its picturesque streets, namely the Quai Anselmann.
Beautiful patrician houses stand in this street and give it a lot of character. The city has a rich religious heritage which has been preserved in spite of a particularly troubled past. From its history, Wissembourg has kept remarkable buildings.
The city developed around the Abbey of St Peter and St Paul, the second largest Gothic building in Alsace after Strasbourg Cathedral. Enter and admire the beautiful stained-glass windows, the monumental fresco and, outside, a majestic Gothic cloister.