Sasbach

Sasbach with its districts Jechtingen und Leiselheim

Sasbach with its districts Jechtingen und LeiselheimCopyright: Heike Scheiding-Brode
Sasbach am Kaiserstuhl with its districts Jechtingen and Leiselheim is a winegrowing village and friendly holiday place directly situated on the river Rhine and Freiburg is only a 25 minutes drive away. Thanks to the Mediterranean climate the Kaiserstuhl region, having the highest number of sun hours in Baden-Wurttemberg, has a unique fauna and flora. In springtime the charming blossom attracts many guests every year. Everything is growing and not only grapevines, apple, walnut and damson trees can be found in this region, but Mediterranean fruits like banana, kiwis, figs and peaches, too. In every season of the year the guest has perfect conditions for cycling or trekking along the river Rhine or through the vineyards.

The beginnings of Sasbach

The beginnings of SasbachCopyright: Heike Scheiding-Brode
It is supposed that the beginnings date back to the time of the Romans who had built a castrum on the near-by hill called Limberg. On the place of that castrum a fortress called “Limburg” was built at a later point of time. In 1214 the Emperor Rudolf von Habsburg was born in the Limburg. The remainings of the fortress testify to its former importance.

Untill the completion of Tulla’s project to straighten and controll the flow of the river Rhine Sasbach, firstly mentioned in 839, kept its old tradition as fishermen’s village. Today it’s only the anglers and some drifnetters wanting to continue the old tradition. However, in course of the years Sasbach has transformed into a well-known winegrowing village.

At this point we would like to emphasize the scientific-didactic trail on the Limberg as one of the numerous tourist attractions. Following this trail, which is 6.5 km long, you can go back in history and learn many interesting facts about archaeology, history, geology, mineralogy, fauna and flora explained on more than 100 themed notice-boards.

Furthermore, every holiday-maker finds ideal conditions for cycling or trekking along the Rhine or in the numerous vineyards. The bathing lake or the river Rhine offer many possibilities of water sports for families.

Sasbach am Kaiserstuhl represents an exceptional municipality being very fascinating due to its history, leisure options or its different types of wine (“Rote Halde” is a phenomenal red wine). The whole municipality has 3,300 inhabitants having an exceptionnally friendly mentality. You have only to enter in it and then your stay in Sasbach will turn into a special experience.

Jechtingen

JechtingenCopyright: Heike Scheiding-Brode
Neolitic findings prove from Jechtingen’s past. It is assumed that the Romans who had been living here at a later point of time, started with the viticulture on the fertile volcanic soil.

The castle Sponeck is the symbol of Jechtingen. It is located on the most beautiful place of the village: in the middle of the Rheinauewälder (riverside forest) and surrounded by vast fields and vineyard slopes. Next to the castle Sponeck remainings of a Roman castrum are visible.

The district of Jechtingen is crossed by numerous trekking trails. In the village many interesting half-timbered houses which are dated from the 17th, 18th and 19th century can be seen. The writer Emil Gött born in Jechtingen 1864 is the most important character of the village. Therefore, there is a memorial fountain and a room in the local administrative office remembering him (Emil Gött Stube).

Currently, Jechtingen has about 1,000 inhabitants.

Artist Albert Schneider, also known as Alberto, has been living here, too. Since 1995 Alberto has been showing his works, made in many different techniques, in his gallery in the main street (Hauptstraße) of Jechtingen. It is easy to find his gallery, because it is probably the most often photographed building of the region. His gallery shows abstract and real motifs of the everyday life.

Leiselheim

LeiselheimCopyright: Heike Scheiding-Brode
Probably, Leiselheim is not only the smallest, but the youngest district of Sasbach. In 1155 its name was mentioned for the first time in a document. Today the village only has 400 inhabitants. However, it is a pitturescque winegrowing village which won several times the prize in the federal competition of Baden-Wurttemberg called "Unser Dorf soll schöner werden" (“Our village shall become more beautiful”). It is exactly here on the northeastern edge of the Kaiserstuhl where the visitor enjoys a wonderful view to the Rhine valley, the mountains of the Black Forest, to the towns of Lahr and Offenburg as well as to the Vosges in France. Don’t miss to have a look at the symbol of the village: the fountain which is dated from 1607 and which can be found vis-à-vis the winegrowers’ cooperative. A rhym written on the fountain which was almost completely destroyed in the Second World War (and restored not earlier than in 1965) evokes an impression of the hard and work-filled life of the winegrowers. Next to this fountain you reach the Brunnästübli which was recently inaugurated. It is a place to meet and talk to each other as well as to visit changing exhibitions. The exhibitions started with a very big doll house and several paintings of the artist Alberto coming from Jechtingen. By the way, in 1737 the hochfürstliche Landesbaumeister of Baden (master builder) Carl Friedrich Meerwein was born in Leiselheim. At the age of 47 years he had made his first flight attempts with a flying machine designed by him. Remainings of band and corded ceramic prove from an early settlement in the village. In 2005 Leiselheim celebrated its 850th anniversary. However, Leiselheim got a certain reputation thanks to the vineyard called "Leiselheimer Gestühl". According to historians "Gestühl" describes an earl’s tribunal called by the German King Otto III in Sasbach in 994.
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