Munster, situated in the Haut-Rhin department within the Grand Est region of northeastern France, is a notable commune.
Found in the picturesque valley of the river Fecht, within the Vosges mountains, approximately 15 kilometers west of Colmar along the D417 route towards Col de la Schlucht and Épinal.
The local populace is referred to as “munstériens” in French.
Renowned for its namesake cheese, Munster is historically linked to a 7th-century abbey or monastery, from which its name is derived.
Albert Schweitzer, the renowned figure, spent his formative years in the nearby village of Gunsbach during the late 19th century, a time when the region was known as Elsaß-Lothringen (Alsace-Lorraine) and was part of the German Empire.