Crystal territory circuit

Crystal territory circuit

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This hike, mainly forest, will make you discover Saint-Louis-Lès-Bitche, its prestigious crystal factory and its sumptuous church. The route will also reserve you some pretty discoveries such as the chapel of Sainte-Vérène in Enchenberg or the ponds of the Moulin and the Loescherbach.
This beautiful circuit starting from the crystal museum of Saint Louis will make you alternate the passages in the forest and the crossings of villages.


This circuit is part of the paths of excellence of the Pays de Bitche (n° 14). It is marked with a red disc along its entire length, completed with the green "Sentiers d'excellence" badge. Leave the car park and walk along the rue Principale to reach the pond. After the pond, continue straight on the forest road to Enchenberg. Cross the bridge to the village. Follow the D83A to the restaurant "Auberge Sainte Vérène" and turn left at the crossroads. A few meters after the church, take the small path between two houses, on the right to reach the chapel Sainte Vérène. Continue for 4 km to the village of Lemberg, through a forest section. Rejoin the housing estate, then the main road, before turning right after the railway line (rue des jardins). Go up on the left between the houses to join the D36 (watch out for the crossing). Go down on the other side of the road towards Saint-Louis-les-Bitche, to reach the starting point.
  • Departure : La Grande Place car park, Saint-Louis crystal museum
  • Arrival : La Grande Place car park, Saint-Louis crystal museum
  • Towns crossed : Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche, Montbronn, Enchenberg, Lambach, Lemberg, and Goetzenbruck

4 points of interest

  • Castle-church-abbey

    Saint-Louis parish church

    Built between 1897 and 1902 by an architect-conservator of historical monuments of Alsace, Charles Winkler, this pink sandstone church of a particular architectural style is of neo-Romanesque style. Its funding came mainly from the Manufacture and the Coëtlosquet family.
  • Small patrimony

    Old mill and its pond

  • Historic Sites

    Site of the Moulin d'Eschviller, Volmunster

    The site of the mill of Eschviller proposes several facets of a natural and cultural inheritance.

    Above all, it tells the story of a rural territory, its inhabitants and the way in which they have exploited and still exploit their natural resources. More info here.


  • Geology

    Ondine Falls

    Was originally called Wasserfelsen. At the top, you can discover an old wash house. The large retaining wall was built around 1860 during the construction of the Lemberg-Bitche railway line. From there, the stream flows on imposing sandstone slabs to form beautiful waterfalls, particularly impressive in winter. The thin stream of water forms at this level the very first beginnings of the Zinzel of the North.


Altimetric profile

Information desks

Tourist Office of the Pays de Bitche

2 avenue du Général De Gaulle, 57230 Bitche (0)3 87 06 16 16

Access and parking

From the centre of Lemberg, take the D36 in the direction of Enchenberg. Shortly after the supermarket, turn left onto the D36A in the direction of Saint-Louis-Les-Bitche. The museum car park is on the left, a few hundred metres after entering the village.

From Montbronn, take the D36A in the direction of Saint-Louis-Les-Bitche, on the right just after the car garage. At the intersection, turn right towards the village of Saint-Louis-les-Bitche, the museum car park is on your right, just after the town hall.

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