Office de tourisme de Guebwiller - Alsace

Hartmannswiller, Vieil Armand et route des vins

Here on the Alsatian wine route, between fertile hills and the majestic silhouette of the Vieil Armand, you can explore the small village of Hartmannswiller. Although damaged during the Great War due to its proximity to the Hartmannswillerkopf battlefield, this town still boasts a significant heritage with its fortified cemetery. An impressive defence construction, this is the only Alsatian example of this type of architecture along with that of Hunawihr.

Along the edge of the wall, in its grassy setting, you can see the Château de Hartmannswiller. Close to the cemetery, it was doubtless the seat of the family that gave the area its name: the "Hartmanswilrs".

In its narrow streets with their numerous rural crosses and fountains, many old houses are worth a visit. The village, 90% destroyed during the First World War, still houses small remarkable dwellings with lintel doors dating from the XVIth and XVIIth centuries. These houses, like the XVth century church, bestow an authentic charm on the old part of the village.

Geocaching (treasure hunt with GPS) discovery itinerary
Guided visit of Hartmannswiller and its fortified cemetery
Touristic and heritage circuit "Pays d’Art et d’Histoire - Land of Art and History"
The fortified cemetery, XVth c.
The Eglise Saint-Blaise, XVIIIthc.
The former tile-making factory "Zeller et Cie"
The Hartmannswillerkopf – Vieil Armand battlefields, First World War
Hiking circuit: Hartmannswiller circuit
MTB circuit: Hartmannswiller circuit
Events, excursions, activities: consult the events calendar

Accommodation (vacation rentals, guest houses) and restaurants



Tourism packages: independent visit with map of the heritage circuit "Pays d’art et d’Histoire – Land of Art and History", guided visit of Hartmannswiller and its fortified cemetery in July and August, guided visits for groups year round with reservation, geocaching

Practical services: service area for camping-cars, bakery, accommodation (vacation rentals) and restaurants

Commodities/related services: free parking for cars, regular bus service, parking adapted for buses, public toilettes

Village fair: soapbox race

Every first Sunday of the month of September, the village of Hartmannswiller is the venue for the famous soapbox race, race cars without motors piloted by adults and children over five years old. This race brings together some 60 participants determined to whiz through the narrow winding streets of the village, counting on this step to access the Alsace cup. You can also find toys for children at the village fair. Refreshment kiosk and restaurants onsite. Free.

Key figures

Altitude 244 m − 944 m
Surface area 478 ha = 4,78 km²
Density 109 hab/km²
Latitude 47° 51' 46'' Nord
Longitude 07° 12' 59'' East
Population (2009) 656 habitants
Postal code 68500

GUEBWILLER Tourist Office
45 rue de la République - 68500 GUEBWILLER
Tél. : 00 33 (0)3 89 76 10 63
Fax : 00 33 (0)3 89 76 52 72
Mél :

1 place de la Mairie
00 33 (0)3 89 76 73 15
00 33 (0)3 89 76 75 28
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