Half of the parc régional des Vosges du nord is located on land in the Moselle area and the other half is on that of Bas-Rhin.
The result is three distinctive zones: the foothills, the forest and the plateau.
The first interrupts the latter two, with a landscape of hills, valleys and towns.
The second is the largest area of the park; forestation is dense but alternates with open spaces in the clearings. Some villages have formed there.
The latter of the three is a site favourable for agriculture, particularly traditional orchards, as well as livestock through its large expanses of grass.
The park brings together many well-known sites: archaeological sites, castles, museums and symbols of religious heritage, as well as hiking trails and artistic itineraries.