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The source of the River Ill

Source of the River Ill
The River Ill emerges at the heart of the Alsatian Jura, in Winkel, in the middle of the Illensprung, 600m above sea level. At 217 km long, it forms the backbone of Alsace and flows into the Rhine at GAMBSHEIM, north of Strasbourg.
Since May 2003, an artwork by Anne Rochette has served as a setting for the fledgling river. For the artist, the roundness of the sculptures evokes both the surrounding hills and femininity, which is often associated with springs in folk art. Higher Up, 10 large ""pebbles"" symbolize drops of water which, like so many resurgences, recall that the birth of a river is always diffused. Text by Marc Glotz
 rue de la charrière
68480  Winkel
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1a rue de la 1ère armée
68480 Ferrette
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Animals accepted :
Opening hours :
accessible all year round
Length of visit/event :
30 min
Type of site to visit :
  • Watefall/rocks/spring
  • Source
  • Natural site
Catering on spot :
  • Yes
Package visits offered :
  • Free visit
Stationnement pour véhicules :
  • Parking gratuit pour voitures