Hiking through Northern Alsace
A land of deep forests inhabited by mysterious Celtic vestiges, the Vosges mountains in Northern Alsace are ideal for hiking holidays and rambles.
As you make your way along the mountain trails, you discover an astonishingly rich variety of historical and natural attractions. Rambling through the vineyards and forests, you come across fifty castles of the Mediaeval period, such as the famous Haut-Koenigsbourg, and also the prestigious site of Mont Sainte Odile shrouded in legend and mystery. Further down the ridges of the Vosges, the green valleys topped with mountain meadows are home to lakes and waterfalls rushing out of steep rock faces shaped by erosion, sleepy peat bogs and isolated hamlets nestling in the hillsides.
In the picturesque mountain or Mediaeval villages, towns and spas, the Romanesque abbeys and local museums, lively village squares and colourful markets are all invitations to rest a while. And gourmets will particularly appreciate the local cuisine with delicacies for every season.