Sierentz County - Kembs

Town hall of Kembs    
56, rue du Mal Foch
68680 Kembs
Opening hours of the secretariat:  
from 10:00 to 12:00
from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00
from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00
from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00
from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00
Maire: Gérard Kielwasser
Salle Polyvalente:
Atelier Municipal:


The significant Roman station of Cambete, mentioned in the route of Antonin and on Peutinger'smap of the 4th century AC, gave its name to the village of Kembs.

It was the crossing point of the Rhine for a military way, which became thereafter a commercial road. Since 1986, archaeological excavations have revealed a domus, significant private building of 1st and 2nd centuries as well as a crossroad of two Roman ways.

Old landmark of Kembs
Old landmark of Kembs

Kembs - Vue du village


In addition to many half-timbered houses, one can see in Kembs, opposite the gendarmerie, with number 53 rue du Maréchal Foch, the old relay of the royal Post offices. 


A little further, is the church Saint Jean-Baptiste, rebuilt and increased in 1784, on plans of François-Antoine Zeller from Landser. Listed in 1161, it was used as church-mother in Neuweg and Niffer until the beginning of 19th century. The presbytery is from the 18th century.

Kembs - L'église et le presbytère
Kembs - Ecluse


Here is the junction between the Rhine-Rhone Channel and the Large Channel of Alsace, by means of a lock of 185 meters length and 12 meters broad. Four barges of 2000 tons each one can find place there. The administrative buildings from 1960 are due to the famous architect Corbusier which amongst other things carried out the chapel Our Lady of Ronchamp in Haute-Saône.

Level of Kembs
Little after having crossed the bridge on the channel of Huningue, one sees being profiled, at the end of a straight line, the buildings of the hydro-electric factory of Kembs.
Built between 1928 and 1932, it was the first of the 10 levels established on the Rhine in Alsace and located at the head o
Kembs - Usine hydro-électriquef the Large channel of Alsace. The six turbines, which output 1400 m3 of water at the second, produce an annual average of 938 million kwh.
After having crossed the bridge to reach left bank of the barrage, one sees a wheel of a turbine. In service on group 6 until 1981, this wheel has produced more than 6 billion kWh.
One arrives then at the locks on the Large channel of Alsace. They make it possible for boats of all sizes to continue their trip towards Switzerland or the North Sea after a passage of less than one half an hour in one of these immense hoppers. The rather intense traffic makes it possible to observe the various operations regulated to perfection.
The Rhine island.
A heronry extends there and, on the poplars, a dormitory gathers 200 large cormorants in winter period. Other side of the island, runs the old Rhine dammed up at the last century.
Kembs - l'Ile du Rhin
Attached in 1830 to the commune of Kembs, this appendix has a church finished in 1964..

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Craftsmen / Shops / Companies Phone Fax
A.B.I Allemann Bartex International SARL  
ADAJ, l'Association pour le Développement de l'Accueil de Jour ( au Pfarrhüss)  
Accueil Périscolaire - Association 1,2,3 Soleil  
Au Trèfle d'Or
Association Sports et Loisirs de Kembs et Loechlé (ASL)    
Architecte Pierre Decaix  
Badminton-Club de Kembs    
Barichello -Service Menuiserie --> visitez leur site
Barrisol (Normalu SA)
Bibliothèque Municipale  
Boulangerie-Pâtisserie Muller  
California Garage 03.89.474.59.43
Cardinale-Est: Location bateaux, VTT, hivernage bateaux, permis côtier, fluvial et hauturier...  
Coiffure Patrice 03 89 48 33 48
Centre de Loisirs sans Hébergement (CLSH) 1 2 3 Soleil  
Coiffure Till Martine 03 89 48 34 08
Coiffure Domi 03 89 48 35 05
Crédit Mutuel de Kembs et Niffer
Cycles Muller - Agent Exclusif MPK - Velos,cyclos,scooters,...
Demathieu et Bard
Dentiste: Waldvogel Claude - Chirurgien-Dentiste  
Diffusion 4
Docteurs Moritz Pascal et Patricia Schaeffer (Cabinet Médical)
Ecole Primaire: rue du Ciel
Ecole Primaire de Kembs Loechlé
Ecole Maternelle: rue de Schlierbach
Ecole Maternelle Loechlé
Ecomin-gurix SARL chaudronnerie 03 89 48 44 88 03 89 48 30 78
Electricité de France - Usine Hydroélectrique de Kembs  
Entreprise Gangloff
Foot-Ball Club Loechlé  
FCI : Fournitures Consommables Imprimerie  
Foyer Avicole  
France Fixations 03 89 48 40 33 03 89 48 44 24
Gendarmerie Nationale 03 89 48 37 16
Garage Auto Jungen Jean-Claude  '
Garage Renault Ull Pierre - Réparations toutes marques - carrosserie 03 89 48 38 02  
Groupe Folklorique Kembser Rhyschnocka  
Hôtel restaurant du Rhin 03 89 74 57 37 03 89 74 58 07
Kinésithérapie-Massage Fr Munck Christophe  
Kinésithérapie-Massage Dr Claudinon Catherine  
La Péniche - Restaurant
La Poste  
Leprotti Terrassement Canalisation 03 89 48 37 57
Le 27 MEGA - SAV TV, HIFI, Vidéo  
MAIRIE 03 89 48 37 08 03 89 48 37 79
Marine Service Kembs  
Miko Fuel - Chauffage Sanitaire
Médecin: Vetter Gilbert - Cabinet Medical  
Nautic Club  
Nautic-Land (Gestion)
Office National des Forêts (ONF)  
Parlati Franco Menuiserie Ebenisterie Cuisines 03 89 48 44 74
Paroisse Notre-Dame  
Peinture Bach
Peter Impex
Pharmacie du Rhin  
Pompes funèbres des Trois Frontières
Publicité: Gschwind Jean-Pierre  
Récupération Métaux: Rieth Joseph  
Restaurant Les Ecluses
Restaurant Au Schaefferhof
Sanibest SARL: Installation Sanitaire, Carrelage, Chauffage, Rénovation, Réparation, Débouchage, Dépannage
Service de la Navigation  
SIPES de la Région des Trois-Frontières  
SIVOM du Pays de Sierentz  
Sonal Croisière Fluviale Touristique 03 89 48 33 36 03 89 48 32 32
Supermarché Casino
Tapissier-Décorateur: Ehrhard Alain
Taxi René  03 89 48 48 47
06 77 84 07 45
03 89 62 86 70
Transports du Rhin: Kielwasser Antoine 03 89 48 36 07  
Transports Internationaux: Kenner Henri
Transports Krummel J-P.  
Travaux Public Dietlin Robert  


Sierentz County - the villages