Office de tourisme de Guebwiller - Alsace

Issenheim, origine du célèbre retable

The village of Issenheim is located at the foothills of the Vosges mountains at only 2km from the vineyard and the wine route of Alsace. Its topography is particularly adapted to recreational sports for a gentle stopover on the plain, close to the many enjoyable visits in the area surrounding Guebwiller, Soultz and the Pays du Florival.

Issenheim is in particular known for the Antonine convent that is used to house the famous Issenheim altarpiece, painted by Matthias Grünewald. The international reputation of this masterpiece currently makes it the centrepiece of the Unterlinden Museum at Colmar. Visitors in quest of spirituality can visit the convent of the Sœurs de la Divine Providence.

Further evidence of the vitality of this little town is the Gast spinning mill, a mainstay of the industrial heritage of Valley de la Lauch.

Last but not least, visitors who enter through the doors of the Eglise St. André will be rewarded by the sight of the splendid Callinet organ from the XIXth century.

The Antonine Convent, XVth c.
Industrial heritage
Nautical centre (indoor and outdoor pools)
Exploratory flight in a ULM autogyro
Le Sentier du souvenir (Memory Lane)
MTB circuit: Issenheim circuit
Bike path
Biking itinerary - 19.70 km: circuits available from the Tourist Office
Departure point for hiking trails close by:
Tennis court rental
Events, excursions, activities: consult the events calendar

Accommodation (vacation rentals, camping, chalets, hotel-restaurant, spiritual lodging at the Antonine convent), restaurants and winstub)

  • The Antonine Convent, XVth c.
  • Callinet organ, XIXth c.
  • Former Gast spinning mill, XIXth c.

Tourism packages: independent visit, guided visit of the Antonine convent for groups

Practical services: Shops, accommodation (vacation rental, camping, chalets, hotel-restaurant, spiritual lodging at the Antonine convent) restaurants and winstub.

Recreational equipment for children: nautical centre, covered tennis court, multi-sport facility, playground (Rue des Prés)

Amenities/related services: free parking for cars, large supermarket, regular bus service

Wine fair

The Issenheim wine fair is held in May and is the opportunity to discover and taste wines from several French regions. Snacks and 'tartes flambées' onsite.

Other activities: see the activity guide

Key figures

Altitude 223 m − 268 m
Surface area 817 ha = 8,17 km²
Density 417,94 hab/km²
Latitude 47° 54' 11'' North
Longitude 07° 15' 17'' East
Population (2009) 3 418 habitants
Postal code 68500

GUEBWILLER Tourist Office
45 rue de la République - 68500 GUEBWILLER
Tél. : 00 33 (0)3 89 76 10 63
Fax : 00 33 (0)3 89 76 52 72
Mél :

2 rue de Rouffach
00 33 (0)3 89 62 24 30
00 33 (0)3 89 62 24 31