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

Kuttolsheim

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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
 (2017-01-01)[1]
622
 • Density140/km2 (350/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.

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

GeographyEdit

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.

LandmarksEdit

  • 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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Photos can be seen on the official site of the Institute Archived 2008-02-12 at the Wayback Machine (in english).

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