The Hartmannswillerkopf National Monument
The “Hartmannswillerkopf 14-18” National Monument is one of the four national monuments for the Great War, along with Douaumont in Meuse, Dormans in Marne and Notre Dame de Lorette in Artois. This National Monument was built in memory of the battles which were fought during the first global conflict.
This resolutely original monument is the work of the architect Robert DANIS and the sculptor Antoine BOURDELLE and was inaugurated in 1932 by the President of Republic, Albert LEBRUN. The Monument comprises two parts: an altar for the homeland which overlooks the cemetery and the crypt accessed via an 80-metre long pathway, reminiscent of a trench.