One of Castroville's gems is the Das Haus Aus Elsass (the House from Alsace). The Steinbach Haus was originally built by the Steinbach family between 1618 and 1648 in Wahlbach, County of Sundgau, Alsace, France. The Steinbach Haus was shipped to Castroville in 1998 as a gift from the citizens of Alsace, France to "shelter the tourist's information center" and "perhaps a historical research center on the immigration and the tourist promotion of Alsace". Reassembled and restored, it sits at the gateway to Castroville's historic district.
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