Visit Lembach (Alsace, France)
Lembach is about 12 kilometres south-west of Wissembourg in the Bas-Rhin department of the Alsace region, in the valley of the river Sauer. It falls within the dramatic steep-sided wooded scenery of the Vosges Regional Natural Park.
Start your explorations of this pleasant small town at the protestant church (18th century) in the centre of the village.
Other local monuments in the village include the more imposing 19th century catholic church, a traditional lavoir, and a good number of traditional half-timbered Alsace houses including some along the banks of the river.
Lembach offers all facilities including bakers, butchers and various options for accommodation.
The area around Lembach reflects its history as a common point of conflict and as an invasion point from Germany, with castles and fortifications being the main architectural heritage. As a result Lembach makes a pleasant base for exploring the Route des Chateaux - there are lots of ruins of castles dotting the countryside on the border between Alsace and Germany, some within hiking distance others a car drive.
The Chateau de Fleckenstein is an important local castle particularly worth seeing.
There are also the remains of various military sites related to the Maginot line in the vicinity - the most important at Lembach is the substantial concrete fortification at 'Ouvrage du Four à Chaux' (the Maginot Line was a line of defences constructed along much of eastern France before the second World War as protection against a possible German invasion).
For leisure activities near Lembach there is a natural lake which is popular and has lifeguards during the summer (small charge payable).
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Address: Lembach, Wissembourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, 67510 || GPS: latitude 49.004722, longitude 7.791388
Map of Lembach & places nearby
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Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Lembach, France
- Wissembourg - recommended detour (12km)
- Hunspach - most beautiful village (12km)
- Jardin de la ferme bleue - remarkable garden (16km)
- Bitche - recommended detour (27km)
- Drusenheim - ville fleurie 4* (29km)
- Jardin de l'Escalier - remarkable garden (31km)
- Vosges-du-Nord - regional natural parc (38km)
- Jardin botanique du col de Saverne - remarkable garden (43km)
The French version of this page is at Lembach (Francais)