The Chateau d' Isenbourg is an elegant construction surrounded by
flowery gardens.Overlooking on one side the villages and on the other, the
vineyards.Cultural and green tourism combine to help you discover Alsace and the
Vosges mountains. Built over 12th and 14th century vaulted cellars, this manor
is an historical and gastronomical stop over on the Alsace wine route.History
The existence of the Chateau in the Merovingian era is attested in several
documents. Rouffach was part of the Austrian crown lands and the Chateau
d'Isenbourg was one of the royal residences.
In 1380, Bishop Frederic de Blankenheim enlarged and doubled the fortified walls
of the city, with the object of giving better protection to the town of
The Chateau d'Isenbourg was made part of the town's system of defense.
The oldest representation of the Chateau shows Isenbourg and the town of
Rouffach in 1548. The imposing mass of the Chateau was dominated by the old
Keep, the most ancient part, which, according to tradition, was 'as hard as
On 7th June 1791, Isenbourg was sold as a national asset. Around 1822, the old
superstructure was demolished, the remaining barrel-vaulted cellars, dating from
the 13th and 15th centuries are now used as the Restaurant, the cellars and the
9 miles from Colmar the chateau overlooks the old town of Rouffach on the
Alsace wine route.
By road :
- From Strasbourg ,70 miles : Motorway A35, exit Colmar Centre - Then N83,
direction Belfort, exit Rouffach Nord
- From Mulhouse ,19 miles : Take the Florival road towards Guebwiller and
then follow Rouffach. At Rouffach take the Southern exit ,sud.
- From Beaune : Motorway A 36, exit Cernay-Colmar
By rail :
- Rouffach - with a change at Colmar or Mulhouse - Taxis available 0,6
- Basel-Mulhouse international airport ,31 miles. Strasbourg-Entzheim
airport ,53 miles
- Colmar airport ,9 miles.
Chef, Didier Lefeuvre.has in the course of his career had the opportunity of
exercising his art in several illustrious establishments. He was Chef de Partie
at the Laurent Hotel in Loui Michelin, Assistant Head Chef at the Auberge des
Templiers Les Bezards Michelin and held the same position at the Chateau de
Locguenole at Hennebont Michelin, to give just an example of his experience.
This extremely enriching track record has enabled him to refine and become
expert in the learned alchemy which stimulates our palates, so marvellously.
Settle yourselves comfortably in the Dagobert Cellar Room or in the Panoramic
Room, recently redecorated, and enjoy the Baby Pigeon Crisp accompanied by a
millefeuille of cabbage and foie gras or the Noisette of venison with Berawecka
with caramelised apples.
This is a cellar that encompasses the entire French wine growing territory,
with great growths from every region and, of course, all the great wines from
The Chateau d'Isenbourg offers for groups :
- Menus which marry dishes with wines : on the menu on request
- Tastings : on request, available in the Chateau with a professional
- Visits of the cellars : tours on foot or on bicycles of the vineyards
with a guide
- Open-air heated swimming pool overlooking the village
- Indoor pool with sauna, whirlpool bath, hammam, fitness room ,relaxing
massages on request
- Tennis court
- Terraces - park
Leisure nearby :
- Golf practice green :l' Alsace Golf club 0,6 miles, golf Ammerschwihr
- Walking and bicycle tours
- Ski ,12 miles
The Le Chateau d' Isenbourg consists of 38 Rooms, 30 in the main
building and 8 in the Nantilde Pavilion, 50 m from the Chateau and 2 Apartments.