Pays Rhin Vignoble Grand Ballon

Rando Grand Ballon le site de la randonnée et du VTT dans les Vosges en Alsace



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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



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.

Informations supplémentaires

Latitude 47,8585049146858
Longitude 7,14862970349122
Altitude (m) 956
Distance (km) à la gare la plus proche 14
Ideal season Spring, Summer, Fall
Best weather conditions Cloudy, Sunny/cloudless

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List of stages in the course

# Name of the stage Description of the stage Link
1 Abri-mémoire : heritage centre - closed until further notice

Distance :
Proche de l'Hartmannswillerkopf, lieu de réflexion historique et d’expression artistique, l’Abri-Mémoire vous accueille lors d’expositions à dimension franco-allemande concernant la Première Guerre mondiale, la citoyenneté et la paix.

2 Mobile app : WW1 stories on the western front

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