What are the best places and times of the day to watch the chamois?

Following their introduction in the 1950s, chamois have colonised the entire Vosges range. You can thus come upon them mid-day, at any time during your hike, whatever the trail you have selected. However, the Hohneck Range offers an environment favourable to this species with individuals accustomed to a high visitor numbers and therefore generally less wary. You can observe them in full daylight from the marked paths.

In general, wildlife needs to be left undisturbed during the hours when it is most active, at dawn and at dusk. We thus ask that you plan your sporting activities and attempts to observe wildlife to the full daylight hours.