Traditional half-timbered house
This is quite an unusual house in the village. The impressive house was built in 1687 and is the perfect epitome of an Alsatian home with a stone ground floor housing the cellar on one side and the stable on the other. The half-timbered first floor is adorned with decoratives features and the "Stub" window that was in the house's main room, the dining room. With this in mind, it took pride of place with street views and the best window.
Locals have called this impressive building the "Schloessel" or castle. It is an external sign of the owners' wealth. It stands out for impressive architectural features for the time (the house dates back to 1726) such as a two-storey oriel window, sculpted medallions and a triangular pediment. A house to feast your eyes on.
Did you know ?
The little village of Albé is home to a mountain aerodrome. It was built by a wealthy businessman in the private sector and is still working today !