The spectacular scenery and the fortifications of past centuries, coupled with the limited possibilities for agriculture in the immediate area leave tourism as a key source of employment. In recent years the village has become a pilgrimage focus for gourmets, many of whom cross the frontier from nearby population centres in Germany, due to the presence in Lembach of a well regarded haute-cuisine restaurant. Clearly marked footpaths, some of them leading to ruined fortifications or to picturesque rock faces, are promoted as another tourist attraction. The best known and most substantial of the medieval period fortifications, probably, is the Château du Fleckenstein. The commune also includes a section of the Maginot Line.
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