Hartmannswillerkopf Their story is our history

Winter closure - Reopening on 1 April 2023

152nd Infantry Regiment Monument

Discover the history of Hartmannswillerkopf

Hartmannswillerkopf, renamed "Vieil Armand" by the French press during the First World War, is located on a rocky spur in the Vosges mountains, overlooking the Alsatian plain 956m below.

A National Monument now dominates the area and commemorates the armed struggle that took place here during the First World War, and notably 1915, when Hartmannswillerkopf was considered to be a vital strategic position by both the French and German armies. 

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Évènements et actualités
Expert treasure hunt

Track game

Discover the HWK differently!

Your day on the Route des Crêtes

Partnership Hartmannswillerkopf - Markstein
HWK Historial

An historical, memorial and natural site


Hartmannswillerkopf, nowadays a memorial and natural site, was once a battlefield known as the "Man-Eating Mountain". This web-site has not been designed in a spirit of repentance, nostalgia or passeism. Its objective is bring to public attention this part of our common history and to showcase this iconic Franco-German site which played such a big role in history.

Avec le soutien de l'Union Européenne
Avec le soutien de l'Union Européenne

Passing on history

Hartmannswillerkopf is now a landmark site in Franco-German relations where visitors from all around the world come together to visit this most historic place.

Historical timeline

Nous avons besoin de vous pour que l'histoire ne disparaisse pas.