The North Vosges Regional Nature Park

The wealth of landscapes, flora and fauna justified the listing in 1975 of the Northern Vosges Regional Nature Park. Through beautiful hiking trails, you will enjoy this great biodiversity. According to the seasons, find your inner resources in contact with such quiet and unspoiled nature.

Special relationships between man and nature have allowed international recognition in 1989 by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve. The historical heritage and architectural specifics are preserved and enhanced. The local economy is based on traditional skills, such as glass and crystal. 3 glass workshops in business with leading French producers today, reveal the magic of crystal. Contemporary artists stop here to create and take inspiration from craftsmen of old (Emile Gallé, René Lalique and others).

From April to October, local professionals and enthusiasts are waiting for you to discover the hidden treasures of the Northern Vosges. The fresh air invites you to take your time and take a break in the many gourmet stops. Starred restaurants, traditional recipes, local products are served with fine Alsace wines. A feast for the senses!

The North Vosges Regional Nature Park, 2009 winner of the EDEN competition on the theme: Tourism and Protected Areas is a unique site based on a true sustainable tourism approach. It covers 133,000 ha and 113 municipalities and straddles the Lower Rhine (Alsace) and the Moselle (Lorraine).

Don’t waste time in coming to discover the cultural and historical wealth, a European tourist Destination of ExcelleNce in France.

Discovering the North Vosges Regional Nature Park !

  • Hiking - Best of wandern!

  • The terrestrial stars : 3 sites that reveal the magic of glass and crystal

  • Nature tourism, places of relaxation

  • Memory tourism :
    The works of the Maginot Line
    Military Sites and Museums

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Dates for your diary in the North Vosges !

All year is punctuated by exhibitions and performances: music, theatre or literary festival and the Christmas period, you can reconnect with the traditional character of the Christmas markets.

How to get there

By train :
TGV Paris Strasbourg : stops Sarrebourg, Saverne, Strasbourg – TGV Paris Frankfurt via Sarrebruck : stop Forbach and Sarrebruck (D)
TER Strasbourg - Sarreguemines – Sarrebruck via Ingwiller et Diemeringen
TER Strasbourg – Haguenau - Bitche via Niederbronn les Bains
TER Strasbourg – Haguenau - Wissembourg – Neustadt (D)
By motorway :
A4 – E25 Paris – Strasbourg : exits Sarreguemines, Sarre-Union, Phalsbourg, Saverne and Hochfeslden.
By airport :
International airport of Strasbourg

Contact and useful links

There are many information points in the park that will provide information on the resort:

La Petite Pierre