The Hartmannswillerkopf - Vieil Armand battlefield

  • ©JL Delpal
  • Autel de la Patrie du Monument National du Hartmannswillerkopf © Christophe MEYER
  • Nécropole  © JL Delpal
  • La crypte © Christophe MEYER
  • La crypte © Christophe MEYER
  • Monument des Diables Rouges au Hartmannswillerkopf © Christophe MEYER
  • Entrée tranchée ©JL Delpal
  • Cimetière militaire ©JL Delpal
  • ©JL Delpal
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    DESCRIPTIF

    This promontory which stands at 956m in altitude looking out over the plain of Alsace, is in memory of the Great War. On the battlefield, 30,000 French and German men were crushed beneath a storm of steel. On both sides of the trenches, the men fought hard for this strategic observation post. In 1915 alone, the summit changed hands 4 times. The fighting continued throughout the War on this battlefield, torn asunder by shells, gas and flamethrowers. Classified as a historical monument, the site is home to one of the 4 national monuments dedicated to this tragic period. To get the most out of your visit, you can stroll along the 2 trails: one climbs up the Vieil-Armand for 30 minutes taking you to the great cross, and the other takes you on a 2 1/2 hour walk round the trenches and former bunkers.

    Leisure activities for children Languages spoken : English Languages spoken : German Animals accepted : Yes, under certain conditions
  • Descriptif


    Type of site to visit
    massif / colline / sites emblematiquesMilitary site
    Package visits offered
      Free visit
      Visit with guide tool
      Visit with educational sheets/pack
      Guided tour for individuals with reservation
      Guided tour for groups with reservation
    Themes
    History
    Length of visit/event
    2h
    Video
    Video
    Audio
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Contact informations

Route des Crêtes
Historial franco-allemand
68700 Wattwiller




contact@memorial-hwk.eu

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