WW1 Memorial Tour from Colmar (private)

Highlights

  • Understand the Troubled History of the Region

  • See the new Hartmanswillerkopf WWI Memorial Site

  • Enjoy the splendid views of the Vosges Ridge Road

  • Visit the Col du Linge Memorial Museum

  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Alsace History

Summary

A WWI historical insight in a long-disputed region

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (18-64 years)
€590.00
Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Visit the Hartmannswillerkopf Memorial
 
Immerse yourself in the remembrance of the Great War on the emblematic site of Hartmannswillerkopf. Known as the “man-eater”, this summit was the backdrop for dreadful battles.
This promontory which stands at 1000m in altitude looking out over the plain of Alsace, is in memory of the Great War. On the battlefield, 30,000 French and German men were crushed beneath a storm of steel. On both sides of the trenches, the men fought hard for this strategic observation post. In 1915 alone, the summit changed hands 4 times. The fighting continued throughout the War on this battlefield, torn asunder by shells, gas and flamethrowers. Classified as a historical monument, the site is home to one of the 4 national monuments dedicated to this tragic period.
Follow the Ridge Road on top of the Vosges Mountains with stunning views towards the Alsace valley, and the Black Forest, stop for a typical 'marcaire lunch' in one of the numerous farmhouses.

Reach the Linge Memorial Museum
 
In the afternoon reach the Linge Memorial Museum, a memorial museum keeping alive the memory of the fighting in the Vosges during the First World War.

Located on the historical site itself, the museum describes the living and combat conditions of the troops and all of the associated logistics involved. Outdoors, on the battlefield, visitors can discover the positions of the German defences which are well preserved with their trenches, shelters and blockhaus, opposite the remains of the French positions, which were built from lighter materials. The close proximity of the frontlines and their respective positions provide a clearer understanding of the unimaginable difficulties faced by the attacking forces in 1915, and explains the heavy death toll in three months of fighting with 17,000 casualties recorded.

Meet your guide at accomodation in Colmar
Visit the Hartmanswillerkopf memorial
Scenic drive on the Vosges Ridge Road
Optional farmhouse lunch
Visit The Linge Pass Museum and Trenches
Drop off at your accomodation in Colmar

What’s included?

  • English speaking guide and driver

  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans

  • Bottled water in the minivan

  • Free WiFi access on board

  • Meals and drinks

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions

  • Personal insurance and expenses

  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

Things to know

Before you book

  • This product is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.

  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request.

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.

  • Prices are per minivan (not per person)

  • Currency is in Euros.

  • Entrance fees can be paid directly on the spot.

Before you go

  • Please be ready 10 minutes before arrival time

  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 48 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 48 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

About operator:

Ophorus Tours is both a licensed Tour Operator, member of Atout France and ETOA, and a Transportation company with headquarters in Bordeaux. We operate since 2005 and conduct Walking Tours, Day Trips, Private Tours, Shore Excursions and multi-regional Tours throughout France. 

Our multilingual office staff is made up of France Travel Experts that design unique itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their perfect knowledge of the destination allows them to suggest carefully crafted programs to professionals of the Travel Trade all over the world. 

Our in house team of licensed, multilingual Tour Guides are local Experts that can conduct any type of tours including (but not limited to) Cultural & Historical, Food & Wine, Luxury, Battlefields, Active, Family friendly, Faith-based etc...