Mount Sainte-Odile

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Mount Sainte-Odile - Tourism in the Bas-Rhin

The convent situated at the top of the mount Sainte-Odile, at an altitude of 763 metres, near Obernai, constitutes a pilgrimage centre. This religious site is dedicated to Saint Odile, the main religious figure of Alsace. The terrace of the convent, with two viewpoint indicators, offers a magnificent view of the forest, the Alsace plain and in clear weather even of the Black Forest.

The pagan wall (mur païen), 10 kilometres long, is a surprising rampart arround the mount Sainte-Odile. Its origin still remains a mystery today. A forest footpath takes you around the length of the wall.

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The Convent (© JE)The Convent (© JE)
 
The courtyard of the convent (© JE)The courtyard of the convent (© JE)
Convent Chapel (© JE)Convent Chapel (© JE)
 
Borne Sainte-Odile (© JE)Borne Sainte-Odile (© JE)
Rocky Mount Sainte-Odile (© JE)Rocky Mount Sainte-Odile (© JE)
 
Wall pagan (© JE )Wall pagan (© JE )
Rocks (© JE)Rocks (© JE)
 
Rocks (© JE)Rocks (© JE)
Pagan Wall Sainte-Odile (© JE)Pagan Wall Sainte-Odile (© JE)
 
pagan wall under the snow (© JE)pagan wall under the snow (© JE)
Cave of the Druids (© JE)Cave of the Druids (© JE)
 
Cave of the Druids in the snow ( © JE)Cave of the Druids in the snow ( © JE)
assembly blocks Pagan Wall Detail (© JE)assembly blocks Pagan Wall Detail (© JE)
 
Detailed assembly blocks the pagan wall (© JE)Detailed assembly blocks the pagan wall (© JE)
Shelter forester Maennelstein (© JE)Shelter forester Maennelstein (© JE)
 
Pagan Wall - Rock of Wachstein (© JE )Pagan Wall - Rock of Wachstein (© JE )
Rock of Wachstein summer (© JE)Rock of Wachstein summer (© JE)
 
Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)
Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)
 
Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)
Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)
 
Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)
Hortus Deliciarum ( © JE)Hortus Deliciarum ( © JE)
 
Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)
Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)
 
Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)
History of Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)History of Hortus Deliciarum (© JE)
 
Entrance to the monastery (© Jean Espirat)Entrance to the monastery (© Jean Espirat)
The cloister (© Jean Espirat)The cloister (© Jean Espirat)
 
Statue of Sainte-Odile above the entrance porch (© JE)Statue of Sainte-Odile above the entrance porch (© JE)
Universal Sundial (© Jean Espirat)Universal Sundial (© Jean Espirat)
 
Explanation of universal sundial (© Jean Espirat)Explanation of universal sundial (© Jean Espirat)
Stained Glass Chapel (© Jean Espirat)Stained Glass Chapel (© Jean Espirat)
 
Stained Glass Chapel (© Jean Espirat)Stained Glass Chapel (© Jean Espirat)
Chapelle des Anges (© Jean Espirat)Chapelle des Anges (© Jean Espirat)
 
Ceiling of the Chapel of the Angels (© Jean Espirat)Ceiling of the Chapel of the Angels (© Jean Espirat)
Chapel of Tears (© Jean Espirat)Chapel of Tears (© Jean Espirat)
 
ceiling of the chapel of Tears (© Jean Espirat)ceiling of the chapel of Tears (© Jean Espirat)
Pierre dug in the Chapel of Tears (© JE)Pierre dug in the Chapel of Tears (© JE)
  

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