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Hartmannswillerkopf, Wattwiller

Battlefield · Cemetery
Hartmannswillerkopf, also known as the Vieil Armand (French) or Hartmannsweiler Kopf (German; English: Hartmansweiler Head) is a pyramidal rocky spur in the Vosges mountains of the Grand Est region, France. The peak stands at 956 metres (3,136 ft) overlooking the Rhine valley. At Hartmannswillerkopf stands a national monument of World War I for the fighting which took place in the trenches here.

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  • This is a military cemetery, monument and, if you got further up the hill past the cemetery, actual French and German Trenches. You get to walk the trenches and see some of the still present bullet...  more »
  • Even for uninterested it is a reminder of what happened there. The museum close to cemetery is good as well. Nice hike over the battlefield  more »
  • Visited this area for the first time with my siblings and my husband. I have heard many stories about it before, since my great grand uncle fought and died here in 1918. It was so sad and...  more »
  • Nice place of memories of WW1 The hiking within the trench is about 2hours
  • Great experience for those interested in the Great War. Walking the WWI battlefield does require some hiking, and a couple of hours. I thought the hike was well worth the time taken. Between the memorial, the trenches and bunkers, the smaller memorials, and the views I found it all very rewarding.
  • German trenches have survived better than the French ones. So close together and yet through politicians folly so far apart. Senselessness up in the peace of the mountains.
  • Very impressive and eary especially in the foggy weather we had.
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