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The Hartmannswillerkopf - Vieil Armand battlefield

Langue parlée - Allemand Langue parlée - Anglais Animaux admis sous conditions Parking

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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Practical services

Group reception
Shops /Sale of goods
Bus stop
Local tourist information

Location

Environment

Environment Mountain, Panoramic view
Altitude : 956 m
Leisure facilities in the vicinity: Sur le tracé du GR 5 (- de 2 km)

Distance

Nearest train station: Cernay - 14 Km

Access

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

Parking for vehicles

Free parking for cars Free parking for camper vans Coach parking

Bicycle facilities and services

Bicycle parking or racks

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