''Turckheim (German: Türkheim) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. It lies west of Colmar, on the eastern slopes of the Vosges mountains.
Turckheim, located in Alsace, is a village known for its Gewürztraminer wines, traditional Alsatian cuisine, and stunning surrounding scenery.
Turckheim is probably most well known for its surrounding medieval wall. The wall has three doors, or portes: The Munster Door, which opens into the Munster Valley; The Door of the Brand, which begins the Route des Vins; and the Door of France, through which lies the railway station and the roads to Colmar. These three portals help distinguish the village from the majority of Alsatian towns by lending it a unique character.
Another attractive feature of Turckheim is the Night Watchman. The traditionally dressed Turckheim native, cloaked in black and carrying a halberd and lamp makes the rounds at 22.00 (10pm) each night from May to October. As he strolls the protected city, he sings a number of Alsatian favorites. The Watchman is often accompanied by a throng of tourists attempting to join in the songs. Some newcomers to the town have been surprised to have a seemingly tranquil early evening interrupted by a crowd of carolers led around by a Nightwatchman.
Surrounding the village are the stunning Vosges foothills. Topping many of these soft, green hills are old castles and fortifications. These are all reachable by foot or by bike. The town is also nestled among a series of dramatically colorful vineyards, which produce the regions delectably delicious white wine.
Turckheim boasts a particularly quaint and well-kept city. Few of its early Renaissance buildings were destroyed in the numerous wars which have swept through Alsace and Moselle, therefore the destination is popular for tourists interested in the Alsatian building style typified by half-timbered homes, varied pastel wall colorings, and flowers. In fact, Turckheim is a ville fleurie, meaning it is considered one of the most floribund cities in France.''
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cornejo (24585) 2014-01-25 4:52
Ciao Alessandro, molto buona fotografia di questo vecchio edificio facciata bella e interessante, ben catturata in questa immagine interessante con una buona nitidezza, luce e colore. Molto buono ed interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buon pomeriggio e felice Domenica.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
dta (59121) 2014-01-25 5:14
Ciao Alessnadro ,
Une superbe maison alsacienne à pans de bois , parfaitement cadrée dans le beau ciel bleu .
The WS is excellent , too .
Kamilutka (5705) 2014-01-25 5:46
this is very pretty building and most representative for this area. One can recognize the style straight away. You took a photo of it from good POV which allows to see the house up to its top. The flowers add nice colors as well and make the image more subtle.
Good sharpness and light.
Thanks for sharing
siudzi (29031) 2014-01-25 5:56
No doubt that it's an eye-catching subject. This colorful and beautiful building has been built based on a great design. I like it! Well observed and presented. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
Sergiom (48970) 2014-01-25 5:56
Superbe maison du très beau village de Turkheim. La couleur jaune ressort superbement sur fond de ciel bleu. Les fleurs sont un très beau complément. Le cadrage vertical donne de l'ampleur à l'ensemble.
Subhogen (3200) 2014-01-25 6:02
Nice view of beautiful building. I like the contrast between the sky and the building. Good inclusion of the flowers near the bottom. Beautiful photo, thanks for sharing.
Romano46 (14496) 2014-01-25 6:07
questa casa dal tipico aspetto della regione di questa regione è ripresa con una luce eccellente che ne esalta i colori e le particolarità.
Immancabile il cielo azzurro che fa da sfondo.
Molto ben fatto anche il taglio per un POV giusto.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
npecanhuk (58210) 2014-01-25 6:29
I love that architectural style and that's such a lovely and charming building!
That's a very beautiful and attractive picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, black & white borders, chosenpov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
bona (11859) 2014-01-25 8:23
bonita a foto desse prédio. Com estilo bem típico alemão. Gosto muito de sua foto e das cores que conseguiu.
lousat (67105) 2014-01-25 10:03
CiaO Ale,queste facciate sono sempre una bella opportunita',gradevoli ed originali,non ti sei lasciato sfuggire l'occasione...ehehehe...buona Domenica,Luciano
carlo62 (22341) 2014-01-25 10:23
in Alsazia mi sono trovato molto bene e ci sono tanti bei paesi, ma questo è quello che ho preferito. Ero con la mia famiglia e dormivano non molto distante da li, l'ultimo giorno, i miei figli, hanno voluto fermarsi di nuovo qui per l'ultimo saluto.
Questa tua foto racchiude tutta la bellezza di questo villaggio.
Corry (3402) 2014-01-25 10:24
Belle prise de vue de cette jolie maison à colombages. Ce qui est le plus remarquable de cette maison, c'est son oriel qui repose sur un pilier en bois. Bien fait.
jurek1951 (38942) 2014-01-25 11:31
great view with spectacular composition, the colours and lights are very nice,
Nicou (109695) 2014-01-25 21:32
quelle belle maison et façade sueprbe vue quel colombage et comme elle est allongée la tonalité sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
jjcordier (69571) 2014-01-25 22:40
Belle photo, très lumineuse et bien cadrée, de cette superbe maison à colombages de Turkheim.
emka (67299) 2014-01-25 23:52
Ciao Alessandro, Nice example of Alsace architecture. Every village there is a real gem, with many splendid half-timbered houses, like here. many fine details, like this elaborate balcony and lovely window shutters.
have a beautiful Sunday
fabbs99 (13507) 2014-01-26 6:56
Great colorful shot of the Turckheim house from Eastern France.It is truly a lovely sight with exquisite designs.TFS.
PaulVDV (18724) 2014-01-26 9:04
This is a very beautiful house, typical for the region.
For me the most wonderful part of it is that beautifully decorated bay window with its little red tiled roof.
The flowers make an attractive coloured foreground.
With its light yellow facade the house stands out well against the deep blue sky.
Best regards, Paul
Silvio1953 (109295) 2014-01-26 10:46
Ciao Alessandro, gran bella vista di questa deliziosa casa, ottima nitidezza, splendidi colori e magnifica luce, bravo, ciao Silvio
adramad (32881) 2014-01-26 15:24
A beauty of composition, with this house, so lovely, wonderful its half-timbered facade, last summer i was also in this town, so your picture brings back good memories.
Very good management of both the brightness and the sharpness.
The color is great, very well balanced.
Very well done. I love
I wish you a happy start to the week.
Royaldevon (23410) 2014-01-27 14:14
Ciao Caro Alessandro,
This is so typical of houses that I saw in Strasbourg, with the half-timbered frames, their multi-stories, little shuttered windows and exquisite decorations, utterly beautiful!
You have detailed the building sharply and with lovely colour saturation.
Who wouldn't just love to live here!
My warm regards,
- Copyright: ALESSANDRO MACCHI (SWEETFREEDOM) (20584)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-07
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, 17-40 f/4 L USM Canon, 77 B+W MRC UV
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: French 2012
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-25 4:32