TOUR IDEAS - EXCURSIONS IN NATURE AND CRAFT TRADITION

Immerse yourself in authenticity

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Between preserved natural wonders and perpetuated craft traditions, the Land of Bitche is an authentic territory. To be discovered without hesitation.

Lebroz Ramstein

Pays de Bitche

HIKING THROUGH THE SANDSTONE SENTINELS OF THE BITCHE REGION

In the heart of the forest, discover impressive natural and historical sites: the sandstone sentinels of Bitche. The opportunity to discover, step by step, the imposing sandstone arch of the Erbsenfelsen, the Hanau Pond as well as the ruins of Waldeck, Ramstein and Flakenstein castles.

In a green and natural environment, walk along the hiking trails, enjoying the breathtaking views of the rolling hills. In perfect harmony with nature.

Erbsenfelsen ©Thomas Garcia
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PRACTICAL INFORMATION :

13 km - 3h30- medium difficulty

Signs: green ring

SENTINELLES DE GRès

a land of tradition

Emerging from the forest, on a rocky peak, the dungeon of Waldeck castle stands and brings you back to the 14th century. A short distance away, the summit of Ramstein Castle offers a breathtaking view of Baerenthal. A breathtaking panorama !

In Meisenthal, be amazed by the work of the glassblowers who keep the glassmaking tradition alive. A little further on, another manufacture invites you to contemplate its know-how: the Saint-Louis crystal factory. The oldest glass factory in France that creates extraordinary pieces. A delight for the eyes.

On the way, you will encounter MOSL Quality approved producers and then discover a unique fortress: the Citadel of Bitche. Like a bridge that reconciles the city with its history, the Garden for Peace invites you to stop and enjoy its beauty, taking it easy.

Continue your immersion in history by visiting the galleries of the Simserhof and Fort Casso, two impressive structures of the Maginot Line. In Eschviller, take advantage of the wide open spaces bordering its mill before discovering an ancestral tradition: the manufacture of clogs in the museum dedicated to it.
 

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Château de Waldeck

Éguelshardt

Lebroz Ramstein

Château du Ramstein

Baerenthal

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Vallée de la Zinsel

Baerenthal

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Centre International d'Art Verrier

Meisenthal

Saint-Louis

La Grande Place - Musée du Cristal Saint-Louis

Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche

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Citadelle de Bitche

Bitche

Simserhof©Little Gypsy

Fort du Simserhof

Siersthal

Fort Casso_©Thomas Garcia

Fort Casso

Rohrbach-lès-Bitche

Moulin D'Eschviller

Moulin d'Eschviller

Volmunster

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Château du Falkenstein

Philippsbourg

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REMARKABLE NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS

The Natural Reserve Rochers et Tourbières of Bitche is home to the Hanau Pond, whose peat bogs are unique in Europe. Hiking around this pond is first and foremost to be amazed by the richness of its biodiversity. 

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As you continue along the Zinsel valley, Baerenthal awaits you, in the heart of a magnificent green environment. 

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Admiring its majestic hills and forests, wandering its paths and enjoying the beauty of the scenery is a timeless experience.

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