Ohlungen

67590
Ohlungen
03 88 72 77 37
town hall.ohlungen@wanadoo.fr

Location and access

  • Ohlungen - Marie-Reine Marmouset
  • Ohlungen - Marie-Reine Marmouset
  • Ohlungen - Co Demory
  • Ohlungen - Marie-Reine Marmouset
  • Ohlungen - Marie-Reine Marmouset
  • Ohlungen - Marie-Reine Marmouset
  • Ohlungen - Marie-Reine Marmouset
The village of Ohlungen and its annex Keffendorf has 1.306 inhabitants. Agricultural activity remains very important in the village and is mainly oriented towards the cultivation of hops and cereals. The craft and commercial activity is also well represented. Stopped for 50 years, for a century, oil extraction has punctuated the lives of the inhabitants of the town. The village has 20 monuments listed by the Historical Monuments Service, including three crosses and a stone cross "S'Pandurekrytel" dating from 1744 dedicated to an officer killed during a battle in the War of the Austrian Succession which takes place near Ohlungen.
The latter is located near the Klose chapel, the first construction of which dates back to 1213, rebuilt in 1804. A Pietà made of pear wood which adorned the altar of the chapel was saved from destruction during the Revolution. Unfortunately, it was stolen in the 1970s. The chapel takes its name Klose - "Klause" meaning hermitage - from the presence of a small convent in the early Middle Ages, as evidenced by the presence of several tombs around this last. Besides La Klose chapel, the town also has two churches. One located in Ohlungen built during the First World War, the second is located in Keffendorf. The first writings relating to this church date from the 14th century. The associative life of the village is not to be outdone. Indeed, we have 14 associations in fields as diverse as theater, basketball, football or even the association of retirees and friends of nature. Grouped together within the OSCL, the latter organize the last weekend of August the hop festival with the election of a miss hops and the animation of the village punctuated by a parade of floats. In addition, the Ohlungen Forest hosts the biennial Summerlied music festival which brought together for its 2018 edition more than 16.000 festival-goers around 46 shows with the support of 600 volunteers.
Finally, let's not forget the presence of a dynamic nursery and elementary school in the village which has produced a fresco that adorns the wall of the school courtyard.