Who said that the forest and the walks are reserved for summer or spring?
In this article, find three of our favorites to test during this period.
The Blumengarten circuit in the Exceptional Forest® of Haguenau
Discover some remarkable trees of the Undivided Forest. Unique in size, age, history, originality and even their shape, they are part of the natural and cultural heritage of the Haguenau forest to which they give its identity. From Gros-Chêne, follow the signs for the blue ring. 10km - 2h30.
Our favorite of the circuit: The pedunculate oak of the Nanquette crossroads which measures 1,26 m in diameter and 28 m in height. It is remarkable because of its location in the center of the crossroads, its size and its port. On the richest soils of the forest, some oak trees can reach 40 m height. At the foot of the oak, a bench invites you to mark pause.
The ornithological observatory
Land, observe, dream ... a moment out of time! Brunnwald ornithological observatory was erected in 2011 at the level of an old renatured clay quarry. Taking your time, it is possible to admire the birds present in the forest : kingfishers, gray herons and many more ....
This place, a reflection of the wealth in terms of biodiversity of the undivided forest of Haguenau, labeled Forest of Exception®, allows in an unprecedented forest setting, to take the time to rest and enjoy the spectacle of nature.
To get there :
In Betschdorf, towards Haguenau via the Gros Chêne. Shortly after entering the forest, you reach the level of the Heuscheuer forest house.
Take a left at the Heuscheuer forest house following the alley for 500 meters Brunnwald forest (unpaved path). The ornithological observatory, indicated by an affixed sign, is on your left.
This site is easily accessible thanks to a cycle route on its own site: Download the cycle route here.
On the Green Trame in Bischwiller
Although rather discreet on the Alsatian scene, Bischwiller offers a setting conducive to beautiful bucolic walks. Thanks to a network of discovery trails developed in the heart and around the city, it is good to stroll in the streets, on the edge of the forest, and as far as the Ried plain.
The trail " Trame Verte and Hasensprung »Of 8km starts at Castle Park. Both poetic and relaxing, the green fabric is a real green lung located in the heart of the city. Unmissable: a contemplative stop on the footbridge suspended over the body of water called "jute pond", where the lucky ones can be surprised by the graceful dance of Swan.
Ideal for families thanks to playgrounds which adorn this course which presents no difficulty. Prepare your itinerary by downloading the circuit, or by going to the Haguenau Tourist Office.
Pratical information : Duration about 3 hours for this loop circuit, with red markings. Departure: parking lot of the Protestant church (rue de l'Eglise). Other marked circuits are offered to discover Bischwiller.
The team of the tourist office is at your disposal to help you prepare your stay in the Land of Haguenau or to suggest activities during your holidays. Come and discover an authentic territory with its crafts, its forests, its Alsatian traditions ...