The "Hofname" heritage trail

  Hoftname
Hoftname

The "Hofname" heritage trail

Location: F-67840 Kilstett

The 2011newly created path sets the alsacian dialect and the so-called "Hofname" in the centre. Although their origin slid in the forgotten past, the names of the Kilstett houses are often still used. The house names are the result of a mix between the family name of the former owners and other characteristics. The heritage trail makes this tradition accessible to the public and so it prevents it from disappearing.
 
Hint for visitors:
Information panels in front of 10 houses explain the history of each "Hofname"; it includes a picture of the former residents.