Hartmannswillerkopf Their story is our history

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, both the Historial and the crypt are closed. They will be open from July 1.

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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Exceptional Closure

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, both the Historial and the crypt are closed. They will be reopening on July 1st.

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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