Afterward the walk, we stopped and ate lunch in the cafeteria at Mont St. Odile which is very good and very cheap. It was a beautiful day for us to remember. The view was so clear from the Vosges that we could see the Swiss Alps about 200 km away.
I would love to get out of Strasbourg and live near the mountains. We could take walks as often as we wanted and Strasbourg would only be 30 minutes away. The best of both worlds but in reverse from the present situation (us living inside the city).
Mont St. Odile just above Obernai, one of my favorite villages to visit.
A spectacular view of the plaine d’ Alsace from the Vosges.
I loved the white of the snow mixed with the green and brown of the earth.
This is the site of an airplane crash on top of the Vosges just near St. Odile in 1992. If you look closely you can see branches fitted into the shape of crosses thoughout the fence around the crash site.
Here is a sign in memory of the people who lost their lives in this accident.
The iron age pagan wall was built around 4000 BC. However, there is no real way to know how or when this wall was really built. It is thought that it was built for religious reasons and that the ground inside was sacred.
Mr. Pie, Vilay, has posted some photos from our day in the Vosges on his blog, Window to France, if you would like to see them. He is not as shy about putting his name on his blog as I am. I think it is because of his vanity.