Rhine campaign of 1796

Siege of Hüningen
Archduke Charles and his commanders view the cannonade of Hüningen on 2 February 1797
1796 Nov 27

Siege of Hüningen

Huningue, France

In the Siege of Hüningen (27 November 1796 – 1 February 1797), the Austrians captured the city from the French. Hüningen is in the present-day Department of Haut-Rhin, France. Its fortress lay approximately 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north of the Swiss city of Basel and .5 miles (0.80 km) north of the spot where the present-day borders of Germany, France and Switzerland meet. During the time of this siege, the village was part of the Canton of Basel City and the fortress lay in area contested between the German states and the First French Republic.