Place:Mutzig, Bas-Rhin, France

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NameMutzig
TypeCommune
Coordinates48.55°N 7.45°E
Located inBas-Rhin, France
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Mutzig is a commune located at the entrance of the Bruche river valley, in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace, in north-eastern France. The commune of Mutzig is on the Route des Vins d'Alsace.

History

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Evidences of human activities can be traced back to the Paleolithic era with the recent discovery of Neanderthal artifacts. The town Mutzig was first mentioned in the 10th century. It became part of the Prince-Bishopric of Strasbourg in 1308.

In the 19th century, several industries were established in Mutzig among which a weapon manufactory on the grounds of the former castle of the Cardinal de Rohan. In 1893, when Alsace was part of the German Empire, Kaiser Wilhelm II ordered the construction of a fort, the Feste Kaiser Wilhelm II, north of the town, as well as military barracks.

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