Discovering the North Vosges Regional Nature Park

  • Castle of Fleckenstein -the North Vosges Regional nature park

    Castle of Fleckenstein -the North Vosges Regional nature park

    © Photo Th Bichler - Best of Wandern.de

  • The castle of  Lichtenberg - the North Vosges Regional nature park

    The castle of Lichtenberg - the North Vosges Regional nature park

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  • The castle of  Rohan - Saverne - the North Vosges Regional nature park

    The castle of Rohan - Saverne - the North Vosges Regional nature park

    © Sycoparc - P. Demoulin

  • Guided visit in Wissembourg - the North Vosges Regional nature park

    Guided visit in Wissembourg - the North Vosges Regional nature park

    © Adean Naegelen

  • the North Vosges Regional nature park

    the North Vosges Regional nature park

    © Sycoparc

  • castle of Fleckenstein - Lambach - the North Vosges Regional nature park

    castle of Fleckenstein - Lambach - the North Vosges Regional nature park

    © C.Fleith

  • Lucanuscervus - the North Vosges Regional nature park

    Lucanuscervus - the North Vosges Regional nature park

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Discovering the North Vosges Regional Nature Park 67290 La Petite Pierre fr

Hiking - Best of wandern!

Many hiking trails are offered for discovering this extraordinary natural heritage. You need good walking shoes, a navsat, sticks or a baby holder. You can borrow the equipment for free from the “test centre”.

The terrestrial stars :

  • The site of the former Meisenthal glassworks
    It groups the International Glass Art centre (CIAV) and the Museum of Glass (Emile Gallé collection). This iconic site of the Lorraine industry is the birthplace of glass Art Nouveau through the creations of Emile Gallé in the nineteenth century.
  • The large square, Crystal Museum of the Saint-Louis factory
    Having become "Royal Glassworks of Saint Louis" under Louis XV, it was renamed "Royal Crystal works" following the discovery of the crystal formula in the late eighteenth century.
  • The Lalique Museum in Wingen-sur-Moder
    This museum opted to highlight all the works of Rene Lalique such as jewellery, drawings, perfume bottles and the famous Lalique crystal.

Nature tourism, places of relaxation

Discover the nature of this secret country by cycling or otherwise.

  • The Barn in the Alsace Bossue Landscapes in LORENTZEN
    Education Centre for Environment and Culture, which features entertainment, workshops and events around these themes.
  • "Les Piverts" Association in LOHR
    The purpose of this association is to raise awareness and educate all audiences about the richness and fragility of the environment and to initiate changes in behaviour.
  • The "green living" ethic-stopover in Neuwiller les Saverne
    A place to relax and share the core values of sustainable development and the quality of "green" life»
  • The ethic-stopover of Liebfrauenberg in Goersdorf
    A place of quality in a spirit of solidarity and responsibility.

Memory tourism

Chateaux

Around thirty castles crown the peaks and crags of the Northern Vosges, place of residence and garrison, designed to be hideouts and defences. They were the scene of many feudal wars.

  • Château of Fleckenstein in Lembach
    Visit a castle, witness to 9 centuries of European History. Possibilities for walking around the castle
  • Château of Lichtenberg
    Chateau of yesterday and today. A rehabilitation programme was established to revive the place.   When contemporary architecture blends with the traditional restoration methods. One way to integrate the castle into our century.
  • Château of La Petite Pierre
    Feudal castle, extensively modernized by Vauban in the seventeenth century. It was a strategic point between the passage of Alsace and Lorraine. Today, the Maison du Parc has taken over the place.
  • Château of  Rohan in Saverne
    Former residence of the bishops of Strasbourg, the Rohan castle now houses a museum that traces the glorious past of the town of Saverne. In the 1980s, the journalist Louise Weiss donated his collections to the museum: ethnographic objects, paintings and drawings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The works of the Maginot Line

The Maginot Line was a defensive line that was built during the inter-war years and named after the minister of war at the time, André Maginot. 108 forts were built at that time along the Maginot line that stretches from northern France to the Mediterranean.

  • The Lime kiln inLembach
    The lime kiln was built in 1930 and 1935. It takes its name from a lime kiln that was in operation nearby.
  • Work of Simserhof
    Located in the Bitche area, the Simserhof is one of the largest artillery works of the Maginot Line.
  • Casemate of Dambach-Neunhoffen
    Located in the area of Niederbronn les Bains, its main purpose was to protect and prevent access to the valley of the Schwarzbach. A walking tour makes it possible to see the various installations and buildings of the Maginot Line across the valley.

Military Sites and Museums

  • The Citadelle of Bitche
    Built by Vauban in the seventeenth century for its strategic location. Among other things, you will discover a cinematic journey that will make you relive the heroic resistance of the besieged fortress during the 1870 war.
  • Alsatian Seal Museum
    Located in Petite Pierre, this museum will make you leaf through the pages of the history of Alsace and Europe through seals, banners and
  • Military Historical Museum and Erckmann-Chatrian in Phalsbourg
    This museum has a threefold purpose, have you discover the historical and military museum of the town, getting you to know the writers Erckman and Chatrian better, authors of Ami Fritz and finally trace the daily lives of Phalsbourg locals across the popular heritage room.
  • Museum of the Battle of 6th August 1870 in Woerth
    A museum dedicated entirely to the battle of 6th August, also called "Battle of Reichshoffen" which resulted in the annexation of Alsace and Lorraine to Germany for 48 years.

Things to see