Ascent to the summit

Recommended
This foothill in the Vosges mountains at 956m above sea level witnessed one of the most emblematic battles of the Vosges in the First World War. At the exit of the national necropolis, after visiting the Historial devoted to the Vosges front, a 4.5km scenographic tour takes visitors through the remains of part of the old battlefield on the ridge. It goes past many well-preserved vestiges (trenches, bunkers, fortified rocks, lookout positions and forts). A European Cross for Peace stands at the top of the Vieil Armand and there is a commemorative monument to the 152nd French Infantry Regiment.

Useful information

Address:

Lieu-dit Vieil-Armand - rte des Crêtes - D 431, 68800 Wattwiller

Price:

5 € (-11 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

Free access to the site and the crypt Easter weekend-11 Nov. Crypt: 9.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-5.30pm - no charge (donations welcome). For more information and to book guided tours, contact the Comité du monument national du Hartmannswillerkopf in Colmar - [TEL] 03 89 20 10 68.

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