Where are the Vosges Mountains located?

eastern France
Vosges, massif extending west of the Rhine River Valley in the Haut-Rhin, Bas-Rhin, and Vosges départements of eastern France.

When were the Vosges mountains formed?

Orogeny Low mountain range
Age of rock Gneiss, granite and vulcanite stratigraphic units: about 419–252 mya Bunter sandstone stratigraphic unit: 252–243 mya
Type of rock Gneiss, granite, vulcanite, sandstone

What type of mountain is Vosges mountains?

Block Mountains They are formed when large areas of land are broken and displaced vertically. The uplifted terms are known as horsts and the lowered ones are called graben. The Rhine valley and the Vosges mountains are examples of block mountains.

Which valley is between the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains?

Rhine Valley
The Vosges mountains offer panoramic vistas of the Black Forest, Swiss mountains, and the Rhine Valley on the German side.

Why is the Black Forest so famous?

The Black Forest is a mountainous terrain at about 200 – 1,500 meters above sea level, the highest point being the Feldberg (the field mountain) at 1,493 m. The region is famous for its cuckoo clocks, watchmaking, skiing and tourism.

How are the Vosges Mountains different from other mountains?

The Vosges mountains are indeed a land of contrast, and this becomes apparent when you cross the Col de Bussang from the Thur Valley in Alsace to reach the Moselle Valley in Lorraine. The architecture of the houses between the two places is radically different, as is the dialect.

Where is the Upper Rhine Valley in Germany?

Upper Rhine Valley (or Upper Rhine Plain, also known as Rhine Rift Valley; German: Oberrheintal), a rift valley between Basel and Bingen am Rhein, Germany Middle Rhine Valley (German: Mittelrheintal)

What to do in the Vosges Mountains in Germany?

If you want a walk of a different speed, strap on some snowshoes and head for the Alsatian side of the Vosges mountains. These slopes are covered in pristine, still snow and full of trails to the Markstein, the Sundgau, and through both the Saint Amarin and Haute-Vallée de la Bauche Valleys.

Where are the monasteries in the Vosges Mountains?

Large monastic communities, such as Luxeuil-les-Bains, Munster, Remiremont, Pairis and Mont-Saint-Odile were founded here. Murbach Abbey, near Guebwiller, governed vast territories in Alsace and the church ruins are a masterpiece of Romanesque art in the Vosges.