Vallée de la Bruche
Alsace - Massif des Vosges - France

Pleasure Trails: Rothau, iron town

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400 years of history of the forges and iron mines of Rothau. Discovery of the Besatte smelters and the forestry activity of “coal mining” linked to the operation of the forges. Panoramic view of the Ban de la Roche from the top of Thon. Presentation of current archaeological research and reading of the urban landscape of Rothau and the latest buildings linked to the forges. Exchanges of naturalist observations welcome: geology, botany, ornithology...
Departure: 14 a.m. Rothau station. Return around 18:30 p.m.
Conditions: walking shoes, clothing & protection adapted to the weather, meals & drinks taken from the bag. Distance: 5 km. Height difference: 300 m