Remembrance Sites

from 20 to 40 km of Eguisheim

    • Linge Memorial Museum
Near the Col du Wettstein
Enquiries : 86, rue du Général De Gaulle, 68370 Orbey
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 77 29 97 -

Located at an altitude of 1.000 metres, Linge is a WW1 battlefield that was the theatre of an especially bloody confrontation.
This battlefield, listed as a historical site, has a stricking aspect : the infrastructure of the German defence system is very well preserved, and the relics of the French trenches in soft soil remain as a poignant testimony to the "war of the trenches".
The "Linge Memorial" Museum presents French and German objects found at the site: weapons munitions, personal items and relics.

    • National Monument “Vieil Armand” at the Hartmannswillerkopf
Lieu-dit Silberloch-Wattwiller
Enquiries in the Tourist Office of Cernay: + 33 (0)3 89 75 50 35 -

Overlooking the Alsatian Plain from an altitude of 956 metres, Hartmannswillerkopf Mountain, called the "Vieil Armand" by the soldiers, was one of the main focal points of the fighting in the Vosges area during World War 1. The French and Germans fought hard over this strategic ridge, and the battles were especially bloody in 1915, when the summit changed hands eight times. One of the four national World War 1 monuments was erected there, in memory of the huge sacrifices made. This is a listed site and has since been placed under the auspices of the President of the Republic.

    • Memorial museum of the Maginot Line along the Rhine – Pillbox in Marckolsheim
Route du Rhin
Tel: + 33 (0)3 88 92 57 79 or + 33 (0)3 88 92 70 20 -

A memorail with museum and annexes remindings us that beyond all passion and hatred, French people suffered and died in this region to uphold peace and freedom.

From 40 to 60 km from Eguisheim

    • Former concentration camp of Natzwiller-Struthof
67130 Natzwiller
Tel: + 33 (0)3 88 47 44 67 -

The vestiges of the camp have become a centre for remembrance and today are dominated by the necropolis in homage to the heroes and martyrs of deportation and the Deportation Memorial, a long, concrete spiral symbolising rising freedom.
Admittance to the former concentration camp is free of charge. It is accessed via the European centre of resistance workers.

    • Alsace-Moselle Memorial in Schirmeck
Lieu dit "Le Chauffour"
Tel: + 33 (0)3 88 47 45 50 -

When you visit the Alsace-Moselle Memorial, you journey to the heart of contemporary European history. It presents the stages in the history of the people of Alsace and Moselle, who changed nationality four times between 1870 and 1945, with a special focus on the years between 1939 and 1945.
By following an interactive path, with many films and truer-than-life decors, you will have a chance to get a feeling for what it was like to be evacuated in 1939, discover life in a fort along the Maginot Line, experience the oppression of Nazification and comprehend the drama of forced enlistment, deportation and total war. You will also be able to retrace French-German reconciliation and the construction of Europe, and discover that hope can emerge from the worst fates.

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