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Pine trees burning

Place de l'Hôtel de Ville
68800 Thann
Office de Tourisme Thann-Cernay
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Every year, on June 30th, the town of Thann celebrates its founding with the "burning of the three pine trees". In 1161, the servant of Thiebaut, the bishop of Gubbio (Italy), took a halt in the forest of Thann. His walking stick, in which he had hidden the relics of his master, got stuck in the ground. At the same time, three lights appeared above three pine trees. The Lord of Thann, Count oF Ferrette, who was residing in the Engelbourg castle, decided to have a chapel built on the spot. Pilgrimages in honour of St Thiebaut increased throughout the centuries, the chapel was enlarged and eventually became a collegiate church.

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Length of visit/event: Half-day

Facilities: Toilets

Venue of the event: Place de l'Hôtel de Ville

Place Joffre
68800 Thann

Tél : 03 89 37 96 20
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Distance and name of nearest railway station (km): gare de Thann

Altitude (m): 344

Accessibility: With a pram/young children, By bus, On a route that is accessible by bus

Opening hours: from 2 pm to Midnight

Prices (events, products, etc.): free