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Grand Larch by Durmenach Philippe Merkle

Hiking Durmenach Luppach, le grand Mélèze

The forest bordering the town of Durmenach contains a group of 184 large trees, including one called "giant larch". These trees were planted in 1784 by Baron Reutter de Weyl who brought them back from Vorarlberg to Austria. Today labeled, this forest is suitable for a pleasant walk that leads from the valley of the Ill to the old bed of the Rhine, at the foot of the Jura. The well-marked path spares time for rest and leads to a strange crypt, the last vestige of a convent destroyed by the Revolution, where the shadow of an outlawed poet still looms.

Topoguide on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of 1 € the sheet or 10 € the 17 pedestrian topos. Topoguide downloadable from the website of our partner Visorando.


Place of the event / departure:
Rue du Niesbach in Durmenach
Altitude (m):
  • In forest
  • Isolated
Duration: 3h
Type of tour, itinerary: pedestrian
Circuit themes: Forêt
Length of circuit / route (in km): 7
Cumulative positive elevation (in m): 160
Markup type
  • Vosges club
Type of trail / circuit
  • simply trail / hiking circuit
Short comment:
Nice walk to do on hot summer days.

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Reception hours:
accessible all year round

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68480 Durmenach
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  • In forest
  • Isolated

In images, in pictures

- © Grand Mélèze de Durmenach Philippe Merkle- © Larch forest Durmenach, JP Girard

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