Thann - Rammersmatt - Bourbach - Col du Hundsruck
WanderMicha went for a hike.
July 4, 2021
After what felt like an eternity, another hiking day has taken place, organized by the "Center Socioculturel du Pays de Thann".In addition to the route map, the organizer has even published a 50-page booklet with a description of all the sights 😯The route leads from Thann via the Leimbach vineyard "Obere Heiden" (southernmost vineyard in Alsace) to the Notre-Dame chapel "Auf der Heide" and continues in a loop to Leimbach. Here the ruins of the old church remind of the destruction of the 1st World War, right next to it the memorial stone for a French pilot who completed the 2nd World War. Via the beautiful rest area "3 chênes" and Roderen, you continue to the original chapel "Maria auf dem Rain" and up to the Plateau du Rohm with a beautiful 360 ° panorama over Rammersmatt, Rangen, Molkenrain, the Rhine plain and the Sundgau.From Rammersmatt on there are a few climbs on the program, unfortunately the heavy rain, which is currently inevitable, catches me here again🙄Over the grave of the unknown soldier on the Krastkopf and the rather sloping Calvaire von Bourbach, it goes on the last proper climb up to the Col de Hundsrück.At 748m, the Col de Hundsrück is the highest point of the Joffre route laid out by the French army in 1915, with which a connection from the valley of the Doller to the hard-fought Hartmannswillerkopf was created halfway safe from the German artillery.The highest point of our tour is also reached shortly afterwards, from here it goes through the forest littered with shell funnels, consistently on beautiful mountain paths back to Thann.The rain is over, the Vue Zuber offers a wonderful panoramic view in the evening light, you would almost like to set up camp for the night in the Zuber hut ...
Great tour! I would also like to go in that direction this year - nice there 😊
July 12, 2021