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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Lembach
Insee code67263
AltitudeFrom 177 to 551 meters
Surface48.89 km²
Population1693 inhabitants
Density34 inhabitants/km²


National labelsWingen at 3.4 km (6 min)
Chief townStrasbourg (at 56 km, 48 min)Climbach at 5.7 km (7 min)
DepartmentBas-RhinGoersdorf at 7.3 km (10 min)
RegionAlsaceSearch another town


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  • Its location:
  • In the heart of Regional Natural Park of the Northern Vosges, Lembach is located in the valley of the Sauer, in a basin at the confluence of Sauer and Heimbach. The village is surrounded by hills whose altitude reaches 450 to 500 m (Riegeisberg northeast, west Kraehberg, Hochwald east).
  • Lembach is about 15 km from Wissembourg, 25 km from Haguenau and 6 km from the German border.
  • This town has the distinction of having a vast territory and rich in history with castles (the most famous Fleckenstein), the Maginot Line (book of the lime kiln), the tile, its mills, and laundries .
  • History:
  • If the Gallo-Roman remains bear witness to an ancient occupation site Lembach, the first written mention of the village date from 754.
  • In the Middle Ages, Lembach knows a very complex administrative situation. Sauer serves as the border between two territories with different statuses: the right bank of the Flecken, a fief granted by a lord to a vassal, and on the left bank of the village (Dorf), a set of land free of any obligation . Moreover, at that time Lembach has two mills on the Sauer: one located on the right bank (of the High Mill, current mill) and the other located on the left bank (Moulin Bas).
  • Several gentlemen have succeeded as owners of the fee (right bank): the Ettendorf (13th century), Bishop of Strasbourg (from 1399 to 1409), the Fleckenstein (from 1409 to 1720) who also acquired the Village (left bank) and von Vitztum Egersberg (from 1721 until the French Revolution).
  • History of Lembach was marked by a succession of periods of prosperity and decline. In 1899 opened a small line of railway which links to Lembach Walbourg, and the great line-Wissembourg Strasbourg. This line marks the beginning of tourism in the upper valley of the Sauer. The line is operated by the network Alsace-Lorraine. It is removed and dismantled at the end of World War II.
  • Between 1930 and 1935, the construction of the work of the Maginot Line, the lime kiln, is the last great period of economic prosperity. In 1939, when the declaration of World War II, residents were evacuated Lembach in Haute-Vienne. At the end of the war, the village is freed twice: first time December 14, 1944, and again March 19, 1945.
  • From the 1970s, residents are close to the shops one after another, victims of the mass distribution located in nearby towns. The village is now practically working Lembach can not contain the departure of young people, and undergoes extensive aging.
  • On 1 September 1972, the town merged with the village Mattstall becoming common associate.
  • In 1993, the town of Lembach is one of the founding members of the Community of Municipalities of the Valley of Sauer, who became the Community of Communes-Pechelbronn Sauer in 2008.


  • Castle of Fleckenstein:
  • This semi-troglodyte castle is the second most visited castle in Alsace - Haut-Koenigsbourg after. It is subject to a classification as a historic monument in December 1898.
  • Certified in 1165, it was built from the 12th century and remained in this fief lords Fleckenstein until 1720. He was part of a series of castles that guarded the road link between Bitche and Wissembourg. It was destroyed in 1689 by General Melac, commanding the troops of Baron Montclar under Louis XIV. Going to the stronghold of Egersberget Vitzthum, in 1812 the ruins were purchased by an individual, J.-L. Apffel, then it goes to General Harty in 1812, Baron de Pierrebourg, in 1919 the State, then in 1958 Lembach union initiative.
  • Built in the Middle Ages to the top of peaks pink sandstone, the fortress was rebuilt several times. With a length of 90 meters, a height of 30 meters and a width of 10 meters, this castle has the shape of a ship. An ingenious system of rainwater collection tank fed, and a lift to mount the water and other burdens on the floors. It remains within the walls of backyard, a square tower, galleries dug in the rock as well as rooms like the Knights. The oldest parts, Romanesque, the stairs are carved in the rock cave parts and tank summit. The tower of the well consists of a lower part of the 13th century, surmounted by buildings from the 15th and 16th centuries. The inner door of the lower court is dated 1407 or 1423 and the outer door or 1428 1429. Walls, towers, curtain walls, ditches, defend the castle barbican which there are only traces: traces of a square tower, cellars, walls of the house and remains of staircase tower, prison carved into the rock and the archives room whose door is adorned with crowns of Fleckenstein.
  • Maginot Line to Lembach:
  • Visit one of the most significant works of the Maginot Line, the work of the "Lime Kiln". The giant underground impressed by its size and its history.
  • It is by browsing through endless galleries and imagine that the visitor relives the moments in the book by nearly 600 men, lands, were preparing to clash with the Germans.
  • Le P'tit Fleck and the Castle of Challenges:
  • At the foot of the Castle of Fleckenstein ... The play area of ​​Little Fleck invites children to discover the inhabitants of the forest through different workshops: get on all fours in the burrow of badgers, constructing a well using a winch .... duration of the visit: about 1 hour.
  • The discovery tour of the Castle Challenges propels visitors on a journey to another time: save Dynasty Fleckenstein with the Knight and Princess Mathilde Hugo raising challenges around the 20 Little Fleck, forest and Inside the castle ... Time: 3 hours.
  • A nice relaxing day and complicity family perspective.
  • The playground medieval Gimbelhof: Near the castles of Fleckenstein and Hohenbourg in the presence of the Knights of sandstone, children can have fun by taking the drawbridges, tunnels and other play equipment.
Detailed information
Information pointsVisitor Information Centre of Lembach
Leisure centresLeisure Park of Fleckenstein
MonumentsCastle of Fleckenstein,   Castle of the Froensbourg,   Fort of the Four à Chaux


  • Week Charbonniers: Site Fleckenstein: last week of July, the opening of the wheel first Sunday of August.
  • Mini regional market: Town Hall Square Lembach: every first Saturday of the month from 8am to 12pm: sale of apple juice, honey, goat cheese, farm products, gift items.
  • Market soils and organic products: Gimbelhof: second Sunday of October: local producers and organic products
  • Market borders.


  • Walking Tour of the Battle of August 6, 1870 called Reichshoffen at Woerth and Froeschwiller.
  • Museum of the Battle of the August 6, 1870 at Woerth.
  • Didi'land: Amusement in Morsbronn-les-Bains.
  • Gardens in Exchanging and Bitche Citadel Bitch in Bitche (about 30 km from Lembach). Bitche you to discover its historical journey through a plant poetic.
  • Rural house at Kutzenhausen: the farmhouse is a full representative farm way of life between 1920 and 1950.
  • French Petroleum Museum in Merkwiller-Pechelbronn: The museum presents the history of the first site of oil production in Europe until the closure of the refinery in 1970.


Overview of LembachOverview of Lembach
Village CenterVillage Center
Coin typical LembachCoin typical Lembach
Coin typical LembachCoin typical Lembach
Place of the Protestant Church in FleckenPlace of the Protestant Church in Flecken
Old Village FleckenOld Village Flecken
Courtyard Castle FleckensteinCourtyard Castle Fleckenstein
Bathroom troglodyte Castle FleckensteinBathroom troglodyte Castle Fleckenstein
Work of Four ChauxWork of Four Chaux
Work of Lime Kiln - inclined planeWork of Lime Kiln - inclined plane
Work of Lime KilnWork of Lime Kiln
Work of Lime Kiln - turretWork of Lime Kiln - turret
Work of Lime KilnWork of Lime Kiln
First Langenfels rockFirst Langenfels rock
Rock hole in LangenfelsRock hole in Langenfels
Rock LangenfelsRock Langenfels



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