Office de Tourisme Pays Rhin Brisach

Breisach am Rhein

Pass the Rhine and reach Breisach am Rhein (also named Old Breisach)!

This German city in the state of Baden Württemberg is only six kilometers far from Neuf-Brisach, on the edge of the Rhine. On the highest point of the city you’ll have a magnificent view over the Rhine and even to the Black Forest, der Schwarzwald.

Its history

4000 years ago, on the hill of the Munsterberg, was a royal residence and a roman castle. In 1664, Vauban improved the city and its fortifications. Around the 17th and 18th century, Breisach was dominated by the French and the Habsburg. The fortifications were destructed in the 18th century. The city was bombarded in 1793 and at the end of the Second World War (85%).

Its assets

Panorama view on the Black Forest from the highest point of the city.
Old towers and gates. A cathedral of the 12th century. Its history museum which is based in the Rhine Gate called “Rheintor”. Its charming city center and its little romantic streets.

Circuit duo

Offers the itinerary and historical details of the cities of Breisach am Rhein and Neuf-Brisach, available at a price of € 1.50., in the two tourist offices.