Gunsbach – Wikipedia

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Commune in Grand Est, France

Commune in Grand Est, France


The church of Gunsbach

Coat of arms

Location of Gunsbach

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48°02′54″N 7°10′36″E / 48.0483°N 7.1767°E / 48.0483; 7.1767Coordinates: 48°02′54″N 7°10′36″E / 48.0483°N 7.1767°E / 48.0483; 7.1767

Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Colmar-Ribeauvillé
Canton Wintzenheim
Intercommunality Vallée de Munster
 • Mayor


André Tingey[1]


6.18 km2 (2.39 sq mi)
Population 889
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
Elevation 326–985 m (1,070–3,232 ft)
(avg. 340 m or 1,120 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Gunsbach (German: Günsbach) is a village and commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

The first mention of Gunsbach is in 1285, when the land was given Lord Conrad Werner of Hattstatt. In 1434, Gunsbach was sold to the Ribeaupierre family, remaining in their possession until the French Revolution in 1789.

Albert Schweitzer grew up here in the late 19th century, when the region had been incorporated to the German Empire. The village is home to the International Albert Schweitzer Association (French: Association Internationale Albert Schweitzer, “AISL”)[3][non-primary source needed] with a small museum and an archive.

See also[edit]


  1. ^

    “Répertoire national des élus: les maires”., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.

  2. ^ “Populations légales 2019”. The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ “Association Internationale Albert Schweitzer” (in French).