Marckolsheim ( German: Markolsheim on dialect "Mark Else" ) is a commune with 4195 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Bas- Rhin in the Alsace region. It is the capital of the eponymous canton in the Arrondissement Sélestat - Erstein and is a member and which was established in 2012 Association of Municipalities Ried de Marckolsheim.
Marckolsheim located south of the Grand Ried landscape. The distance to the eastern Rhine, which forms the border with Germany here is six kilometers away, in the southwest of Colmar is 22 km from Strasbourg in the north 50 km. Marckolsheim is the southernmost municipality of the department of Bas- Rhin.
Neighboring communities of Marckolsheim are Mack 's home in the north. Sasbach am Emperor chair ( Germany ) in the east, Artzenheim in the south, Jebsheim and greeting home in the southwest, Else home in the west and no home in the Northwest.
- Pillbox east of the city, part of the 1930 to 1940 built the Maginot Line, now a museum.
- Chapel Saint- Grégoire ( Chapel of Mauchen ) with restored frescoes from the 13th century.
In the district of Marckolsheim there is a barrage of Rhine Canal with sluice, which is passed annually by about 20,000 ships, and the hydroelectric power plant Marckolsheim of Electricité de France (EDF), which was founded in 1961 and produces annually more than 800 million kilowatt-hours of electricity. There is also a border crossing to Germany over the Rhine bridge Sasbach - Marckolsheim into neighboring Sasbach am Emperor chair.
Marckolsheim in 1988 a partnership with the French town of Le Bugue in Aquitaine closed in commemoration of the evacuation of part of the population at the beginning of World War II.