"Sélestat/Schlettstadt" Sélestat by JLBG
Sélestat Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 92 photos
Sélestat , named Schlettstadt in Alsatian and Schlestadt in German stands 47 km south to Strasbourg and 22 km north to Colmar. It has a little less that 20,000 inhabitants.
It has a long history that dates back from the 8th AD but the city began to grow in the 11th. Its highest importance was in the 16th when it was the capital of humanism. Sélestat underwent many destructions along its history but nevertheless has kept an old city center that is worth a visit.
This building stands just outside the old city center of Sélestat, along the free parking lot where we parked our car.... more travel advice
As the city grew southwards, a city entrance topped by a watchtower was built in 1280.It is named the Tour-porte. In the... more travel advice
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