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Vieil Armand

20 Vieil Armand | Route des Cretes 47 degrees 51' 36.0 N 7 degrees 09' 38.5 E, 68700 Wattwiller, France
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Museum is now open and adds great perspective!

Agree with other reviews about the hike through the trenches and monuments. The view at the top is... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2017
Lesley W
A few changes since our last visit

This was our fifth or sixth visit to Vieil Armand and there have been a few changes. The cemetery... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
Maioha
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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20 Vieil Armand | Route des Cretes 47 degrees 51' 36.0 N 7 degrees 09' 38.5 E, 68700 Wattwiller, France
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

Agree with other reviews about the hike through the trenches and monuments. The view at the top is magnificent and allows contemplation of the heroic and often also folly of humans. The "cathedral" is simple and moving. The new museum is lovely, everything in German,...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

This was our fifth or sixth visit to Vieil Armand and there have been a few changes. The cemetery itself and the World War 1 fortifications were much the same although access to some of the old trenches has been restricted and the 'DORA' plaque...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

I have to admit that this is like if time would have frozen. Like going back in time and imagine how it must have been. It just simply blew my mind off. It is a long walk, but quite worth it...indeed...being in the summit where...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2016

for 3 years french and german trooops fought in trenches here for a piece of land. this site shows how it had been the WW1 and it can't be missed. choose a sunny day because you have to walk for 2/3 hours, mostly in the...More

1  Thank Stefania C
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Reviewed May 23, 2016

Fascinating war memorial site where the battle for the top of the Vosges mountains took place in WW1. 30,000 soldiers lost their lives here. You are able to walk around the forest and the paths were it all took place. You can see the original...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2015

Experience the past by walking through the original, French and German trenches of world war 1 at Hartmannswillerkopf. Look into shelters. Hide yourself in dugouts. See pieces of the old barbed wire fences. Imagine the guns within the gun emplacements. Find old observation posts and...More

1  Thank TiftyOnTour
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Reviewed July 9, 2015

verry nice war mémorial, in the woods, verry quite, charged with a lot of history events, From the top of the hill you will be able to see Germany and in the woods thers topics of life on the camp during the war.

2  Thank hummungus
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Reviewed June 25, 2015

Hartmannswillerkopf, also known as Vieil Armand, is simply incredible. It was a battlefield on top of a mountain, with extremely steep sides all round, where the French and Germans fought for most of the Great War. It's impossible to see all the 90 Km of...More

3  Thank InningsUk
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Reviewed June 7, 2015

Second time we have gone out of our way to go there. There have been some changes made for the Great War Centennial. You are limited now in areas you can access. This is always an informative and worthwhile trip and we will likely visit...More

1  Thank rubbertgator
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Reviewed June 3, 2015

WWI french war memorial,cemetery, This is an impressive memorial, unlike many others I observed in Alsace. Perhaps this is because it is a WWI memorial.? You will not fail to be awed. The memorial consists of a large concrete construction and an underground crypt,with French...More

1  Thank AlanWCape
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Roger B
January 14, 2018|
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Response from Maioha | Reviewed this property |
The nearest International airport is Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg (an easyJet mini-hub) , around 50 km from Vieil Armand.
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