Hartmannswillerkopf Their story is our history

The Franco-German Historial and the crypt are currently closed.

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. 

Visit Hartmannswillerkopf

Closing 2021
Agenda complet


The Franco-German Historial and the crypt are currently closed.

Évènements et actualités
New Battlefield Guide

New Battlefield guide

Rediscover the Hartmannswillerkopf

Your day on the Route des Crêtes

Partnership Hartmannswillerkopf - Markstein
Monument of the 152nd IR

A meeting with History

A journey by bus to the HWK
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

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