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Monument of the 152nd IR

A meeting with History

A journey by bus to the HWK

Hartmannswillerkopf is located on a rocky spur in the Vosges mountains, overlooking the Alsatian plain 956 m below. A National Monument now dominates the area and commemorates the armed struggle that took place here during the First World War when Hartmannswillerkopf was considered to be a vital strategic position by both the French and German armies.

With a bilingual guide (german-french), you will discover the National Monument, the Crypt, the Necropolis and the former battlefield. Besides the historical discovery, you will enjoy a magnificent panorama: a view of the Alsace plain, the Vosges Mountains, the Black Forest and sometimes of the Alps.

In the afternoon you have time to visit the Franco-German Historial by yourself. (It is not conducted with a guide). It is a multi-faceted facility fulfilling a historical, touristic and memorial role.


Useful information



- Suitable for children over 8 years.

- Walk duration around 2 hours - 4 km hike - elevation gain of approximately 150 m.


Don't forget to bring with you

Water, a picnic (drinks and snacks are available on site), sunscreen, a face mask.



€22 per person

This price includes the transport by bus, the ticket to the Historial and the guided tour.

Only upon reservation

Book your ticket



Shuttlebus every Wednesday and Sunday from July 2020 onwards.



09:45 am: Cernay train station

10:00 am: Wattwiller Salle Krafft

10:05 am: Wattwiller Camping

10:15 am: Hartmannswillerkopf



4:00 pm: Hartmannswillerkopf

4:10 pm: Wattwiller Camping

4:15 pm: Wattwiller Salle Krafft

4:35 pm: Cernay train station

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