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Veckring - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Moselle

Small village of Moselle, in the Grand Est region, Veckring takes place not far from Inglange and Metzervisse, about forty kilometers from Metz.

Formerly a place of pagan worship in the second century, the territory of Veckring was populated since the Gallo-Roman era and took place on the Roman road linking Metz to Trier. However, it is only at the beginning of the 20th century that Veckring becomes administratively speaking a commune in its own right. The village is illustrated in the first half of the twentieth century with the construction of one of the largest forts of the Maginot line, the book of Hackenberg.

Today, Veckring seduces passing visitors with its authentic setting, its charm, but also its architectural and historical heritage to discover the time of a stay in the region.

Geographical information

Latitude49.3392830 (N 49° 20’ 21”)
Longitude6.3788539 (E 6° 22’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 185m to 349m
Surface area6.65 km²
Population704 inhabitants
Density105 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMetz (28 mi, 39 min)
Insee code57704
IntercommunalityCC de l'Arc Mosellan
RegionGreat East

Nearest cities & towns

Monneren1.9 mi (5 min)
Kemplich3.5 mi (10 min)
Buding3.6 mi (9 min)
Saint-François-Lacroix3.8 mi (9 min)
Inglange4.8 mi (9 min)
Klang5.1 mi (12 min)
Kédange-sur-Canner5.2 mi (11 min)
Laumesfeld5.2 mi (10 min)
Dalstein5.5 mi (12 min)
Metzervisse5.5 mi (10 min)
Hombourg-Budange5.6 mi (11 min)
Budling5.8 mi (12 min)
Elzange6.2 mi (13 min)
Waldweistroff6.5 mi (15 min)

Things to see and do

Once again open to the public, Hackenberg's book can be discovered during a visit to the region. A large artillery structure built between 1929 and 1935, it was used by the Germans and then the Americans during the Second World War. Renovated at the beginning of the Cold War, it now houses a museum. In the heart of a subway, it is possible to visit period installations in working order, from the ammunition store to the kitchens, via the power station or the infirmary. You will also discover a turret in working order. The barracks, camp Veckring, has been refurbished to house one of the largest paintballs in Europe.

While walking in the village, you will see the neo-Romanesque Sainte-Apolline church of the late nineteenth century, the chapel Saint-Médard Helling mid-nineteenth century known for its statues of the eighteenth century, or the Church of St. Simon and St. Jude. This modern chapel perched at 347 meters height was built in the sixteenth century, then completely redone in the 1960s. The site offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding villages.

There are still some traces of the ancient Roman road around the village of Veckring.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


Veckring, overview of the top Hackenberg
Veckring, overview of the top Hackenberg
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Entrance to the village with his chariot Patton
Entrance to the village with his chariot Patton
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Ouvrage Hackenberg - Wall anti-tank
Ouvrage Hackenberg - Wall anti-tank
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Chapel Hackenberg
Chapel Hackenberg
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Ouvrage Hackenberg - Entry ammunition
Ouvrage Hackenberg - Entry ammunition
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Thursday 19 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 28°C
Friday 20 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 29°C
Saturday 21 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 23°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Border path
HikeEasy2h00Berviller-en-Moselle (13.1 mi)
Tour of Escherbruch Lake
HikeEasy30 minHam-sous-Varsberg (16.3 mi)
Mont Saint-Jean Mountain Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Jeandelaincourt (35 mi)
Cycle path following the route of an old railway line
Cycling itineraryEasy4h30Frauenberg (37 mi)


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