This land, previously exploited and stripped bare by potash mining, was reclaimed to create two exceptional sites, loved by families and a prime haven of nature for plants and animals. At the Ecomusée d’Alsace, enthusiasts, mostly volunteers, bring back to life the folklore traditions of an Alsatian village of the 20th century through workshops, encounters and shows. Since 2014, the site has been engaging in reflections on the habitat of the 21st century and more broadly on the
practices and know-how of the past as an inspiration for facing the challenges of the present and the future.
Official website – www.ecomusee-alsace.fr
At the Little Prince Park, the poetic world of this legendary tale is recreated in various attractions combining thrills, discovery, poetry and sharing. In 2017, three new features, including two attractions built entirely from the ground up, will delight visitors: The Serpent, a roller coaster opening in April, will climb 10 metres high, and the South Atlantic, a big-splash water ride, will open in June. The Planet Under the Sea attraction has also been completely redesigned to provide a fuller immersion in the world of the Little Prince.
Official website – www.parcdupetitprince.com
From Head to Toe
Offering environmental awareness and sensory discovery, the 1.5-km-long “Sensoried” barefoot trail, is a path to discovering the landscapes of the Ried and of your own senses. Your clever little elf of a guide, the Hockemann, will lead you down the path between prairies and through the undergrowth, to the edge of an old railway and alongside a stream. A path with ten stops presenting the natural elements that make the Ried an exceptional natural area, offering an all-new, sensory, sensitive experience, thanks to about twenty materials and textures positioned all along the trail. Children will be fascinated by the three giant sculptures made of willow wood representing the most important species of the Ried (the pike, the curlew and the owl), built by volunteers and designed by architect Marcel Kalberer. And for a treat, why not make a stop near the trailhead to buy some delicious cakes, cheeses and juices for sale there? This is a rich and enriching place, free of charge, where families can get some fresh air and share an enjoyable moment together.
Official website – www.sensoried.fr
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