We made our way through the town up to the Church of Hunawihr. The 10th century church is surrounded by the town cemetery which was just as interesting as the church. I’m not sure our tour guides expected us Australian tourists to be so interested in tombstones.
The other interesting feature of the church is the clock on the bell tower. The hands of the clock are decorated with vine leaves, illustrating the importance of the vineyards to the economy of the village, with one of the clock faces displaying the hour while the clock face on the side of the tower shows the minutes.
The church interior is simple in its decoration with the stain glass windows being the main feature. It was interesting to learn about its history and the history of the town.
Hunawihr is a beautiful and quaint village and one we could have spent more time in but it was on to our next stop.Read more