The area of ​​the charcoal burners

Haguenau

Haguenau forest
67500
Haguenau
03 88 06 59 99
tourisme@agglo-haguenau.fr

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  • The area of ​​the charcoal burners - OTP
  • The area of ​​the charcoal burners - OTP
  • The area of ​​the charcoal burners - OTP
  • The area of ​​the charcoal burners - OTP
In the heart of the Forêt d'Exception® de Haguenau, coal miners lived. Their important activity in the XNUMXth century was to make charcoal from beech. A little hidden by vegetation, one of the two ovens that were used to make charcoal is still visible today.

How the oven works? The cavity was filled with wood, the draft being ensured by the chimneys. The oven door was then closed to make sure it was watertight before lighting the whole thing “thanks to a metal rod ignited by a cloth”.

According to Charles Schlosser, the forest still hides charcoal pits, flat, round places where millstones were mounted and under which there is charcoal...

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Type of places to visit
Natural environment (reserve, peat bog, fauna, flora, forest)

Location

Situation
In forest