The Exceptional Forest® by Haguenau

Hike, walk, stroll... and BREATHE! 

6rd largest plain forest massif in France et front door toward Northern Alsace, the forest of Haguenau extends over 21 ha, representing 30 km from west to east and 10 km from north to south. Its largest entity, the undivided forest of Haguenau, is labeled Exceptional Forest® since 2020.

Place of relaxation privileged for Haguenovians and visitors, this green lung offers many possibilities for walks and activities ! Come fill up on nature, find yourself, exercise, play... In short, get away, simply !

Discover a forest with multifaceted which is full of treasuresInter remarkable trees, ponds, ornithological observatory, tumuli, remnants of war… TO pied in bike or to cheval, a rich forest to go all year round, over the seasons, where the landscape is punctuated by colors and odor.

💡 The programme Hidden treasures of the undivided forest of Haguenau offers more than 40 outings each year: edible plants, mycology, wetlands, birds, bats, oil... And since 2021, participatory outings in the form of nature projects (fight against invasive plants and restoration of forest ponds ).

The website of Big Oak, in the heart of the forest, is a place much appreciated by visitors: playground for children, spaces picnic, hostel to eat... All the ingredients are there to spend a good moment of relaxation in in family or between as a group. You will find there the remains of the Big Oak who had been struck down en 1913, next to the Saint-Arbogast chapel, named after thehermit who would have lived under the oak tree before becoming bishop of Strasbourg in the VIrd century. Le Gros Chêne is also the starting point many marked routes de walking tours, cycling tours, fitness trail as well as a trail adapted for people with reduced mobility and strollers.

For the respect of all, before your departure, consult the walker's charter for the Exceptional Forest® by Haguenau.

La Forêt d'Exception®, a "100% outdoor" discovery offer!

La Forêt d'Exception®, a "100% outdoor" discovery offer!

Haguenau
Sixth largest lowland forest in France, the Haguenau forest extends over 30 km of…
The Hundshof laundry

The Hundshof laundry

Haguenau
Washhouse installed at a place called Molkenbrunn, Molkenhof or Huettenhof in the Exceptional Forest® of…
The ornithological observatory

The ornithological observatory

Haguenau
The ornithological observatory was created in 2011 by the ONF and the City as part of the year…
The area of ​​the charcoal burners

The area of ​​the charcoal burners

Haguenau
In the heart of the Haguenau Exceptional Forest, lived charcoal burners. Their activity ...
Bike tour to discover the Forêt d'Exception®

Bike tour to discover the Forêt d'Exception®

Haguenau
Escape by bike through varied landscapes, between stands of pines and oaks, to…
The Gros Chene website

The Gros Chene website

Haguenau
At the edge of the Eberbach stream in the Forêt d'Exception® de Haguenau, is the…
The course of the heart

The course of the heart

Haguenau
Combine sport, well-being, conviviality and discovery of nature in the Forest of…
The great Haguenau-Eschbach tour

The great Haguenau-Eschbach tour

Haguenau
The historical heritage rubs shoulders with the natural heritage on this course to the north-west of the Forêt d…
The Oak Monument by Gloria Friedmann

The Oak Monument by Gloria Friedmann

Haguenau
In the heart of the forest, a few hundred meters from the Gros Chêne site, is the…
The potters' path

The potters' path

Haguenau
This path takes you to discover the wetlands of the Haguenau Exceptional Forest ...
Walker's Charter

Walker's Charter

Haguenau
Easily accessible to all and suitable for many activities, users must…
The Sandhaas walk

The Sandhaas walk

Haguenau
Follow the Sandhaas through the city, fields and forest in the heart of the Moder valley,…
The hidden treasures of the undivided forest of Haguenau

The hidden treasures of the undivided forest of Haguenau

Haguenau
A calendar of walks, outings and excursions in the forest led by professionals from the…
The Schierlach circuit

The Schierlach circuit

Haguenau
This circuit along the water invites you to (re) discover the Forêt d'Exception® of Haguenau at…
The access path to GR®532

The access path to GR®532

Haguenau
Join Walbourg and the departure of the GR®532 from the center of Haguenau and set off to explore ...
The Oak Monument Trail

The Oak Monument Trail

Haguenau
Retrace the link between Haguenau and its forest: join the Forêt d'Exception® of Haguenau ...
The route for people with reduced mobility

The route for people with reduced mobility

Haguenau
Discover the Exceptional Forest® of Haguenau by this short circuit near the Gros Chêne…
The discovery trail

The discovery trail

Haguenau
Discover the exceptional riches that abound in the Exceptional Forest® of Haguenau.…
The Gründel ponds

The Gründel ponds

Haguenau
To the north of the Exceptional Forest® of Haguenau, the Gründel ponds located in the center of a…
Gros Chêne fitness trail

Gros Chêne fitness trail

Haguenau
Come and recharge your batteries in the heart of the Forêt d'Exception® de Haguenau and discover the…
The Blumengarten circuit

The Blumengarten circuit

Haguenau
Discover some remarkable trees of the Exceptional Forest® of Haguenau.…
The permanent path

The permanent path

Schweighouse on Moder
On this urban and forest route starting from Schweighouse-sur-Moder, you will walk through ...
The great Stocklach circuit

The great Stocklach circuit

Uber
From Uberach to the charming village of Mietesheim, via the Exceptional Forest® of Haguenau ...

Let yourself be inspired

By bike along the Moder © Cyrille Fleckinger
Everyone in the saddle, on a bike in the Pays de Haguenau!
From the banks of the Moder to the Forêt d’Exception®, this is a new map of…
Ornithological observatory in the Haguenau forest © C. Schnell/Une Fille en Alsace
Getaways are possible all year round in the Pays de Haguenau! March and…
Haguenau forest
The arrival of spring marks the launch of many activities and…