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The Hartmannswillerkopf - Vieil Armand battlefield

Route des Crêtes
68700 Wattwiller
Historial franco-allemand de la Grande Guerre
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Immerse yourself in the remembrance of the Great War on the emblematic site of Hartmannswillerkopf. Known as the “mountain of death” or the “man-eater”, this summit was the backdrop for dreadful battles.

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.

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Languages spoken : Français Allemand Anglais

Catering on spot: Yes

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

Practical services: Group reception, Bus stop

Animals accepted: Yes, under certain conditions

Length of visit/event: 2h

Equipment required: Walking shoes, Torch, Wet weather clothing

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Route des Crêtes
Historial franco-allemand
68700 Wattwiller

Tél : 09 71 00 88 77
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Location: Mountain, Panoramic view

Distance (km) à la gare la plus proche: 14

Altitude (m): 956

Accessibility: Can be accessed by car except in winter, On a route that is accessible by bus

from the 05/04/2020 to the 11/11/2020

Opening hours: Crypt open every day from 9.30 to 12.30am and from 13.30 to 17.30pm from the 1st of May to the 11th of November.

Discounted rates:

Group (minimum number of people)10

Period of validity

from the 05/04/2020 to the 11/11/2020

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