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Hunspach: photos, description (Hunspach)

Hunspach is a picturesque old village on the South-East of France, in the Alsace region. It is included in the Association "Most beautiful villages of France". Now there are about 660 people. The maximum height in the city is 200 metres above sea level. The village is located in the natural regional Park of the Northern Vosges, protected by the government.

Hunspach has survived in almost authentic form. So this pretty village is particularly popular among tourists - is one of the rare settlements in this region, where in its original form the famous Alsatian half-timbered houses. They represent a relatively small wooden structure, painted white with eye-catching black beams. These houses do not exceed two or three floors and typically end with a steep sloping roof, often red.

Anspach famous for its agriculture, therefore, behind these houses is usually stretched an endless field, which housed the pastures and pastures for cattle. Now, many of these lands have been preserved, and tourists can easily experience life in a typical French medieval village and like to travel five hundred years back in time.

However, on the territory of this town have been preserved and more modern facilities, also occupy an important place in the history of the country. It should be noted that just as the Alsace region was the famous system of the French fortifications of the thirties of the XX century, known as the Maginot line. In the vicinity of Unspace is now abandoned Fort Shonenburg, built in 1932 and served until the seventies. It is the largest defensive building of the Maginot line, passing through the territory of Alsace, preserved almost entirely, despite the massive destruction during the Second world war. Now it houses a Museum.

Fort Shonenburg consists of 8 units, going deep into the earth, where were also single-track railway. Power plants, ammunition depots, gun casemates, barracks, a hidden underground galleries, elevators and other facilities - all this is now restored and open for tourist visits.