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Insee code57261
AltitudeFrom 256 to 376 meters
Surface15.73 km²
Population1327 inhabitants
Density84 inhabitants/km²


National labelAchen at 4.4 km (11 min)
Chief townMetz (at 94 km, 69 min)Woelfling-lès-Sarreguemines at 5.5 km (9 min)
DepartmentMoselleRohrbach-lès-Bitche at 5.6 km (7 min)
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Write the history of the village returns to synthesize many pages published on the destiny of this border region located "in the extreme north-east" of France ... situation is the Bitche region the nickname "Little Siberia". But that "dreaded" (wrongly, of course!) For its winter climate, the region has not so far been spared the terrible battles, turn defensive or offensive ... that is delivered over the centuries all belligerent nations. Object of many desires, the country of its strategic position on the "border" has seen all kinds of armies more or less environmentally both material and human. Swedish hordes of War 100 years, the American liberators in 1945, the region was deeply marked by his turbulent past.

  • Location:
  • The village Gros-Réderching enjoys a privileged location on the outskirts of Sarreguemines and Pays de Bitche combining the advantages of the city and the charm of the countryside.
  • Gros-Réderching part of the canton of Rohrbach-lès-Bitche since 1970 and is 5 km distant from Rohrbach, 14 km and 89 km Sarreguemines Metz.
  • Change the name of the village through time:
  • 1322: Rederchingen.
  • 1550: Roederichingen.
  • 1594: Riderchingen.
  • 1756: Large-Rederking.
  • 1763: Gros Rederchingen.
  • 1825: Gros Redreking.
  • 1871: Grossrederchingen.
  • 1918: Gros-Réderching.
  • 1941: Grossredingen (for annexation).
  • 1945 and up to this day: Gros-Réderching.
  • Yesterday and Today:
  • Gros-Réderching is mentioned for the first time in documents of the time in 1150. At that time it belonged to the lordship of Bitche. The oral legend reports the foundation of the village at the time of Frankish invasions (fifth century AD).
  • Réderching come from Roderchingen, named after the Duke Roderich who would have been his residence.
  • In 1332, the abbey acquired there Sturzelbronn areas.
  • During the first half of the 16th century, the village counted 45 fires.
  • In autumn 1578, Gros-Réderching was ravaged by a huge fire that destroyed most of the village, in effect, small peasant houses, mostly built of wood and thatched were burning like torches. The people beggared addressed a petition to their lord in order to obtain "for eulx and aulmosnes some sums of money." On 20 November 1578, John Boch, exercising the office of receiver was appointed for Bitche to give "the said suppliants" the sum of 100 Francs and an additional 40 Gulden.
  • The Thirty Years War (1618-1648):
  • The scourges that were war, pestilence and famine befell almost continuously on the part of Lorraine for centuries making ablaze entire villages.
  • The war reached peaks the 1630s when four armed Imperial troops and Lorraine on the one hand, French and Swedish armies on the other hand, fought in the region.
  • The years 1635 to 1641 were the most calamitous leaving villages destroyed and depleted populations.
  • Peace of 1648 was only a truce. The harassment and hostilities came to an end with the Treaty of Ryswick in 1697, when the surrender of the Lorraine to its duke.
  • Subsequently, the town was rebuilt and gradually repopulated by immigrants from the Ardennes (can include Bouvy) of Switzerland, Tyrol. These immigrants were exempted from taxation for 10 years and received permission to cultivate as much land as they could clear.
  • Gros-Réderching the 18th century:
  • In 1736, Francis III, Duke of Lorraine exchanged his lands against the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
  • Lorraine was given to Stanilas Lesczinski, the deposed king of Poland and father-in Louis XV. It was, however misguided Galaizière From choosing as chancellor, its severity, the excessive taxes, the multitude of charges introduced by general farmers impoverished region and caused massive emigration in the Banat and the Batschka (formerly Hungary)
  • Gros-Réderching during the Revolution:
  • The people of the country did not Bitche the Revolution, they instead suffered. By the Act of November 2, 1789, the church property was confiscated and placed at the disposal of the nation.
  • The persecution against the faithful clergy was caused by the law of 27 November 1789 which required all clergy to take the oath of the "Civil Constitution" of the clergy. The clergy was divided into two camps, the clergy and sworn refractory clergy. A Gros-Réderching, the priest and the vicar refused to take the constitutional oath. Population in its majority supported the priests faithful in the performance of religious services. Refractory priests secretly continued to exercise the functions of worship supported by people wishing to affirm the faith of his ancestors. The vicar of Sarralbe even baptized in 1793 Gros-Réderching, children Wiesviller, and Woelfling Bliesbrück. Many people were convicted because cons-revolutionary (about 3% of the population then had 861 inhabitants).
  • The village did not keep painful memories of the Napoleonic era. Ranks of its population even emerged from local celebrities and Jean Eguether, lieutenant and ensign, who took part in all the Napoleonic campaigns and was decorated with the Legion d'Honneur in 1807. After the Napoleonic wars, he returned to Gros-Réderching to become mayor from 1831 to 1840.
  • Gros-Réderching 19th and 20th century
  • From 1815 to 1870, the region experienced a long period of peace.
  • August 1870 war against Prussia is imminent! "From Preisse Kumme" was the cry of pain initiated by our ancestors knowing in advance the cohort of misery and death which would befall the village. The invasion swept and the war will continue until 15 March 1871.
  • The region is the capitulation of Germany after 1870.
  • From the Treaty of Frankfurt in 1871 which divides Lorraine, we refer to the Alsace-Lorraine of "Imperial Earth". The new German province is divided into 3 regions become the Moselle, Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin to their return to France in 1918. People always refuse annexation by refusing the German flag and the tricolor gloating. But time does its work, little by little, you get used to the new masters and the figure of France fades into the mists of memory. Few of them on the eve of the First World War were able to say a few words in French.
  • Gros-Réderching during the First World War:
  • On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, 3 in France. August 4, Britain declared war on Germany. The next day, Austria-Hungary enters the game alongside Germany.
  • The war in 1914 was the first civilians of all nationalities conscripted because they are old enough to bear arms, without further consideration. It was the first industrial war and is done by all means, cavalry charges in melee in the trenches, bombing the tanks, gas phosphorus. It lasted four years and resulted in the deaths of 8 million people.
  • Gros-Réderching has paid a heavy price and 21 soldiers will lose their lives. In memory of those fallen soldiers in the war a monument was erected which was inaugurated June 25, 1923 in the presence of the entire population.
  • On Gros-Réderching and the entire fleet Lorraine again the French flag.
  • Gros-Réderching during the Second World War:
  • September 1, 1939: the bells rang at random: official evacuation order! In pain and panic, we prepared for departure whose destination was Baignes in Charente. Troops quickly took possession of the village occupants contributing to its decay. The ordeal began.
  • The Armistice of June 1940 allowed the Lorraine regain their native soil despite the presence of an enemy and brutal megalomaniac. Severe measures were taken against everything that could remind France.
  • The common Gros-Réderching formed a "Ortsgruppe" divided by 2 "Zellen". This "Ortsgruppe" was led by a man named Armbruster accounting status.
  • April 25, 1941 was another painful day and through the introduction of "Reichsarbeitsdienst" or STO, compulsory labor service. All young people over 18 years old had to make their "Arbeitsdienst" the Reich.
  • On 19 August 1942, the Armistice was raped once more with the mobilization of all young Lorraine. Youth Gros-Réderching tried to resist but faced with the threat of deportation who had hit their parents, many resigned to join the Wehrmacht.
  • On 1 September 1944, the Germans hastily leave the village promising to return soon. Fighter-bombers flew over the area constantly since early September.
  • In October, in broad daylight, a group of American bombers dropped all his load of bombs 500 m from the village without casualties.
  • Liberation: The neighboring Alsace through the combined actions of the 2nd DB Leclerc and the 7th U.S. Army General Patch was released in November 1944. Episode particularly glorious soldiers Leclerc was the liberation of Strasbourg November 23, Leclerc had vowed to Kufra. That day, the French flag floated again on the Strasbourg Cathedral.


  • The church of Saint-Didier and its magnificent altar in Baroque style dating back to 1660 monument.
  • Many roadside crosses mark paths and trails of bygone religious and faith of the villagers through the centuries.
  • Due to its location in a valley confluence of two streams, the town counted no less than four mills dawn on its territory.
  • True rural village, is nestled in a green color that is very different seasons, sometimes covered with a white coat in winter it turns light green in spring followed by a more sustained green when grains are grass to reach the most beautiful golden or yellow rapeseed in summer and finally end with a note mordorée more salt and pepper after harvest, and outright cover sienna in places where autumn expires.
  • The village also has a ruined 14th century chapel showing the location of a convent.
  • Crossing the Maginot Line, the village hosts two large books and an impressive number of small casemates connecting the fortified line separates the village from the town of Singling master.
  • This hamlet overlooking the village is flanked by a small chapel which does not lack charm and satisfy lovers of beautiful stones, because there is a monolithic cross representing twelve saints, apostles can be!
  • The slopes of some streets not leave anyone indifferent, especially not to the many cyclists go ... yes, it has something to do Gros'Red!


View on the future location of the multipurpose roomView on the future location of the multipurpose room
A wind turbine on the ban of WoelflingA wind turbine on the ban of Woelfling
Airship above the hamlet of SinglingAirship above the hamlet of Singling



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25 places over 1 haLe Steinberg aire naturelle de camping   
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Located 18.2 km from Gros-Réderching11 € per day 
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