Vosges Mountain separates the French spoken Lorraine from German spoken Alsace. The area has been fought bitterly between France and Germany throughout history. After finishing lunch on May 7, Sunday at Riquewihr, we took D416 to cross the northern end of the Vosges Mountain to Saint-Marie-aux-Mines to join N59 and went through the tunnel that connect Lorraine with Alsace.
On D416, we had a glimpse of the beautiful rolling hills of Vosges Mountain. A famous road, Route des Crêtes, goes through the ridge of the whole length of Vosges Mountain. Originally a major military road built during the WWI, now a 3-star tourist destination of Michelin Green Guide. It passes monuments and cemeteries in memory of 10s of thousands of soldiers of both-side died during the World War I.