Committee of the National Monument of Hartmannswillerkopf

Tourist Office

1 rue Schlumberger 68006 Colmar

Tel : + 33 (0) 9 71 00 88 77
Fax : + 33 (0) 3 89 23 33 91
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Hartmannswillerkopf Franco-German Historial


The Hartmannswillerkopf Franco-German Historial of the Great War will open on Thursday, 3 August 2017. It is a multifaceted tool, having both historical and a tourist elements, as well as being a memorial, and above all an educational resource.
The Historial offers a broad view of events during the 1st World War, nevertheless leaving centre stage to Hartmannswillerkopf – Vieil Armand, in order to act as a link with the site and the neighbouring national monument and to enable visitors to understand it better.
Going beyond the local perspective, the future presentation will always keep a focus on duality, and above all Franco-German friendship, at an individual level, starting from the post-war period, when combatants of both sides met on the battlefields, through to the international ceremonies, and in particular that of 3 August 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the start of the war between the German Empire and the French Republic

The historical commentary has been drafted with the help of a scientific committee made up of specialists from both sides of the Rhine, co-chaired by Mr Gerd Krumeich and Mr Nicolas Offenstadt. The general wording will therefore be largely based on people speaking, with this being enhanced by visual and audiovisual media, along with some artefacts with a strong symbolic dimension.

Opening hours

Open every day from 3 August to 19 November 2017.

  • High season times – from 3 August to 21 September: 9h30 - 18h00
  • Low season times – from 22 September to 19 November : 9h30 - 17h30


Individuals: 5 euros/person
Free for children under 10 years of age accompanied by an adult.
Groups of adults (booking required): 4 euros/person
School groups (booking required): 3 euros/person
Guided tours on request: Contact the CMNHWK (cf below)

Cultural programme

The “Living in Wartime - People in the War” exhibition created by the Haut-Rhin Departmental Archives and the General State Archive - Karlsruhe will be available to view throughout the 2017 season in the dedicated space for seasonal exhibitions.


Open days will be organised on 3 and 4 August 2017.
On these days, the HWK National Monument Committee’s guides will offer free guided tours of the Historial, with the admission fee being charged. Some one-off events, in particular a series of talks, will also be on offer during the opening period. A detailed programme will be published later. Themed tours will be offered in the framework of the national heritage and architecture days.

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vignette exposition

Information and bookings
Hartmannswillerkopf National Monument Committee
1 rue Camille Schlumberger – BP 60337
68006 COLMAR Cedex
Tél : + 33 (0) 3 89 20 10 68
Fax : + 33 (0) 3 89 23 33 91
Mail :

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