Kuttolsheim (German: Küttolsheim) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.


Sainte-Barbe chapel and Schwefelsee
Location of Kuttolsheim
Coordinates: 48°38′38″N 7°31′30″E
RegionGrand Est
IntercommunalityCC Kochersberg
  Mayor (20082014) Etienne Burger
4.59 km2 (1.77 sq mi)
  Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67253 /67520
Elevation166–365 m (545–1,198 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It has been built along an old Roman road leading from Strasbourg to Saverne.


Saverne is approximately twelve kilometres (seven kilometres) to the north-west while Strasbourg is approximately twenty-five kilometres (fifteen miles) to the east. The twentieth century route nationale connecting the two avoids Kuttolsheim but passes through Marlenheim, a short distance to the south.


  • Sainte-Barbe chapel: classified as a historic monument; the tower has been built in the 13th century near a sultry spring, probably on the place of an elder sanctuary. The nave dates from the seventeenth century.
  • Schwefelsee (sulfur lake): known since the Roman era, its water was then piped to Strasbourg. The lake is a small natural water retain at the outlet of the Souffel's spring. The spring's rate of flow reaches 17 litres per second, its temperature is constant (about 12-13 °C) and therefore the lake never freezes. The sulfur content of the water allowed it to be used since the Roman era until the 1950s in thermae : its curative properties were mostly used to cure skin diseases. The lake also served as a horse bath (als: Rosschwemm) : a mild slope allows them to quietly go into water.
  • Saint-Jacques-le-majeur church: the choir tower, built by the architect Bernach in the 12th century, is classified as a historic monument. The present choir and nave have been rebuilt in 1865 after a fire.
  • Buddhist temple: Since 1978, Kuttolsheim is one of the four places in Alsace where a Buddhist centre can be found. Since it is the European Institute of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama went there many times.[2]

See also


  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. Photos can be seen on the official site of the Institute (in english).

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