Regional natural park of the Vosges of North
The Regional natural park of the Vosges of North was born the December 30th 1975. Grouping 113 communes of a total population of 95 000 inhabitants, it is with horse on the departments of the the Low-Rhine and the the Moselle.
See also: List of the communes of the Park
130.500 hectares (1305 km ²)
- 113 communes
- 65% of forest cover is 83.000 hectares (45% of leafy trees, 30% of coniferous tree, mixed 25%)
- 2.200 hectares of orchards
- 600 hectares of natural sites under legal protection
- Point culmiant: the Large Wintersberg with 581 meters
- 2.600 km of routes of hiking, equestrian, VTT or touring cyclists marked out on the Park, including 1.700 by the Vosgean Club
- 35 strong castles on sandstone spurs and 2 castles Rebirth
- 26 museums and exposures related on the history, the popular traditions or technical and artistic know-how
- 113 historic buildings and sites, classified or registered
- 5 works of the Line Maginot
detailed Article: the forest in the Park
The Vosges of North gather several forest mediums such as the hêtraie, the oak grove, the alder plantation or the Pinède on Tourbe. The latter shelter a vegetable crowd of animal and such as the black Pic, the odorous Aspérule, the Mélampyre of the meadows or the Populage of the marshes.
detailed Article: wetlands in the Park
Many the Brook X, pond S, Marsh, Roselière S, waste lands as well as rare the Peaty S with Sphaigne S joined together within the Reserve of the Rocks and Peat bogs of the Country of Bitche, shelter them also a fauna and a very particular Flore: Potamot S, Buttercup S, Dragonfly S, grèbes, locustelle and famous the épipactis of the marshes, gracious a Orchis.
detailed Article: rocks in the Park
The cliffs, rocks, undergrounds and roofs of medieval castles, very many in the area, shelter inter alia number of Oiseau X (Grand corbel, Choucas of the turns, Faucon kestrel and sometimes emblematic the Peregrine falcon…), of bats (Pipistrelle common commune, noctule, Barbastelle…) as well as Lizard S, Spider S, butterflies and salamanders.
detailed Article: mediums open in the Park
detailed Article: Habitat in the Park
The Vosges of North are composed primarily of three characteristic types of habitat: the Piedmont, the Forest and the plate, differing as much by the provision of the built-up areas, the Architecture or the distribution of the grounds according to their use.
detailed Article: Inheritance of the Park
The area is rich of 37 castle-forts, of many museums, sites archaeological or of a rich person religious heritage.
detailed Article: Economy of the Park
External bondshttp://temoignages.20mn.com // " Testimonys of Pierre" : Exposure of troglodytic photographs of the castle-forts of the Vosges of North, presented to the Castle of Lichtenberg and the Company of History of Saverne.
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