Although plundered many times during the 30 years war, the city resisted the various assaults thanks to its wooded and hilly geography which naturally dispersed the attackers. However, it ended up experiencing a period of desolation although its heritage was saved. Riquewihr was then definitively attached to France in 1786, an attachment ratified by the treaty of Paris of May 21, 1786 between the king of France and the duke of Wurtemberg.
Unlike other villages of the region such as Mittelwihr, Bennwihr or Sigolsheim, Riquewihr escaped the destruction of the second world war because of its position in a dead end. Today, it is one of the most visited villages in Alsace.
Tourist areas : Route des vins
SVG coordinates : 817,856