At the exit of the city in the direction of Jaegerthal, the body of water, a nature reserve, is a privileged place for walking, fishing and bird watching. Fitness trail

The Reichshoffen lake was filled with water in 1982. About ten years later, it was classified as a Voluntary Nature Reserve after its colonization by a diverse aquatic fauna. In 2014, it obtained the Regional Nature Reserve label. It is a public safety work for regulating the Schwarzbach river and thus preventing flooding in the old town. Its water surface extends over nearly 16 hectares. It is now a popular hiking spot with its 2,4 km circuit and fitness trail. Apart from fishing on its front part, any other activity is strictly prohibited: hunting, swimming, boating, camping.

Nearby: the chapel of Wohlfahrtshoffen, the well of a thousand babies, the Eselsbreckel footbridge, the botanical trail, the sports trail, the ruins of the Rauchenwasser forge...

An ornithological observatory is also available to lovers of fauna and flora.

Working Languages

  • English
  • German
  • French


  • Groups welcome up to 25 people.

Type of clientele

  • Groups
  • School groups
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Children's groups
  • Adults (individuals)

Type of guided tour

  • Free tour
  • Guided tour for groups by appointment



  • Free private parking for cars
  • Coach parking
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  • Animals accepted: Allowed
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