Hiking in Dusenbach
Leave from Ribeauvillé along the old path of the pilgrims "l'ancien chemin des pélerins" (direction St Marie aux Mines). Notre Dame de Dusenbach is one of the oldest pilgrimage sites of Alsace and hides in the depth of a wild valley. In the Middle Ages a hermit who was attracted by the solitude installed and erected a calvary along the Dusenbach, "the silent rustle". Later, the seigneur Egenolf de Ribeaupierre deposed a statue of the virgin brught from Terre Sainte. On of their descendants Anselme, while pursuing a buack was thrown over a cliff but landed on a large rock and was saved. He built a church in the honor of the virgin, the cliff is still visible(Hirtzensprung). Discover the magic of the surroundings and walk toward the castles of Ribeauvillé.