GR® 53 : stage 5
La Petite-Pierre

GR® 53 : stage 5

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Fifth stage of the Crossing of the Massif des Vosges, this hike links La Petite-Pierre to Saverne.
The Grande Randonnée® 53 trail is a variant of the GR® 5 that links Wissembourg to Masevaux, that is to say the north and south of Alsace, via the Vosges ridges. This hike through a part of the Regional Natural Park of the Vosges du Nord, allows you to pass near rocks and castles in ruins from which you can admire splendid panoramas!


Along the way, follow the red rectangle markup.

  • Departure : Parking in front of the Tourist Office, La Petite-Pierre
  • Arrival : Locks number 30 and 31 of Saverne, Saverne
  • Towns crossed : La Petite-Pierre, Eschbourg, Neuwiller-lès-Saverne, Eckartswiller, and Saverne

5 points of interest

  • Panorama

    Garden of the Poets

    In the place called Altenbourg is the Poets' Garden, the former garden of the village teachers. Open all year round and equipped with benches and picnic tables, this garden with its flowers and statues, including one by Serge Wittman, is an excellent viewpoint over the Staedtel.
  • Geology

    Rocher du Corbeau

    Oder Rabenfels. Dieser 13 m hohe und 12 m lange Felsen bildet den Rand des Altenburger Plateaus. Seine imposante Natur wird noch deutlicher, wenn man um ihn herumgeht.
  • Geology

    Rocher d'Oberhof

  • Geology

    Rocher du Saut du Prince Charles

  • Monuments and architecture

    Rohan Chateau

    With its huge neoclassical facade, the castle recalls the glory of the Bishops Princes and testifies to the historic role of Saverne. If the construction of the castle, begun in 1779, was interrupted in 1789 because of the Revolution, it replaced from 1790 the old square castle. In ruins and threatened with demolition at the beginning of the 19th, it was finally restored by Napoleon III before being transformed into barracks after the war of 1870. It was acquired by the city of Saverne in 1952.


Altimetric profile

Information desks

Tourist Office of Hanau - La Petite Pierre

2A rue du Château, 67290 La Petite-Pierre (0)3 88 70 42 30

Tourist Office of the Pays de Saverne

37 Grand'rue, 67700 Saverne (0)3 88 91 80 47

Access and parking

From Saverne, take the D1004 and take the D122 on the right. In Hammerweyer, take the D178 on the right to La Petite-Pierre.

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