Chapel of Heiligenbrunn

Leymen, France

The Heiligenbrunn Chapel is a former pagan place of worship in the small village of Leymen on the south-eastern edge of Alsace on the Franco-Swiss border. It is one of the mythical sites on the Upper Rhine and was first mentioned in 1359, although the current building dates from 1682. A goose meadow with a typical selection of plant species can be observed at the nearby pond. Reed warblers inhabit the reeds and there are several large nests of grey herons in the alders on the island of the pond. The meadows and fields are interspersed with bushes and hedges. Yellowhammers and buzzards live here. Adjacent to the north is a large wooded area, the Britzki Forest with its St. Brice Chapel, from where several signposted hiking trails start.


There are a few restaurants and shopping facilities in Leymen. Barbecue and fireplaces are not available, which is why it is advisable to take food with you out of your rucksack.

Other greenbelt sites in the vicinity 


Landskron Ruin


Further information

Here you will find further information from our partner on the topic of 'Buzzards and Kestrels' and on the municipality of Leymen.


  • By the water, Culture, Excursion with animals, Excursion with children, Hike (good footwear), Walk

  • Bicycle, Car

  • Food must be brought along

  • Amphibians, Birds, Cultural landscape / meadows, Fishes, Forest, Insects, Reptiles, Waters, Wetland

  • Castle / Ruins, Historical site

  • Buggies, Families, Groups (< 10 persons), Groups (> 10 persons), Hikers, Pets, School classes, Walkers, Wheelchair


Travelling by public transport is not recommended. Travellers by car can park their vehicle in the centre of Leymen. From Leymen, the well-signposted hiking trail (with blue rhombus) leads directly to the chapel in the direction of Hagenthal.

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