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The hunawihr: photo description (Hunawihr)

The name Alsatian village of Hunawihr is happening, if you believe local legend, the names of its founders, spouses Juno and Young. Yuna, however, for his good heart and helping the poor, was recognized as a Saint after death. Her relics are buried in the crypt of the local Church of Saint-Jacques-Le-Majeur of the XIV century, and UNON left the village, going to one of the monasteries of the Vosges.

The village of Hunawihr is located in the Department of Upper Rhine, a few kilometers from Colmar. It is included in the list of the most beautiful villages of France and is one of the points of the Wine route of Alsace." The village has about 600 people, many of them hereditary winemakers.

Even the architecture of Hunawihr reports that the main occupation of the locals was, and still is wine. The basement of almost every timber-framed house served as davilina or wine cellar. The oldest houses in the village was built in the XV century and the oldest structure Hunawihr is the Church of St. James the XIV century. The hunawihr was built on hills, so all of her street have a bias.

In the XIII-XV centuries, Hunawihr was the first possession of the bishops and counts of Strasbourg, then moved on to counts Wuttemberg-Montbéliard. In the early sixteenth century the Church received the status of a pilgrimage centre, then these places started to profess Lutheranism. The second half of the XVII century in the Church services were held both Protestant and Catholic.

From ancient attractions in Hunawihr can be seen the building of several mansions, city hall, old grain market and the mill and the fountain of St. Young, which was named in honor of a local Saint due to the fact that yuna washed in the clothes of the poor.