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Ophorus Tours - WW I Alsace Memorial Tour Day Trip From Colmar

Colmar

WW I Alsace Memorial Tour Day Trip From Colmar

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  • 08 hours

  • Small Groups ( 2~8 )

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  • Multi-languages

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A WWI historical insight in a long-disputed region.

Highlights

  • Understand the Troubled History of the Region
  • See the new Hartmanswillerkopf WW I Memorial Site
  • Enjoy splendid views of the Vosges Ridge Road
  • Visit the Col du Linge Memorial Museum
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Alsace History

Program & Itinerary

In the morning we will come and pick you up at your centrally located accommodation in Colmar. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then board your premium air-conditioned vehicle and depart for a full day tour that includes the highlights of the Alsace region.Immerse yourself in the remembrance of the Great War on the emblematic site ...

Meet your English speaking local guide

In the morning we will come and pick you up at your centrally located accommodation in Colmar. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then board your premium air-conditioned vehicle and depart for a full day tour that includes the highlights of the Alsace region.

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 'macaire 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.

After the tour return to Colmar. 

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  • Meet your Guide at your Accommodation 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 accommodation in Colmar

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Ophorus Tours - WW I Alsace Memorial Tour Day Trip From Colmar
Ophorus Tours - WW I Alsace Memorial Tour Day Trip From Colmar
Ophorus Tours - WW I Alsace Memorial Tour Day Trip From Colmar
Ophorus Tours - WW I Alsace Memorial Tour Day Trip From Colmar
Ophorus Tours - WW I Alsace Memorial Tour Day Trip From Colmar

Know before you book

  • Tour available from April to October (except May 1st, Easter week-end)
  • 8 hour Private Memorial Tour
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Entrance fees can be paid directly on the spot
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Currency is in Euros

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Train Station, Hotel or AirBnB in Colmar

Departure

We will come and pick you up at Train Station, Hotel or Airbnb in Colmar or surrounding area, circle of 30 kms (20 miles) around Colmar at no extra cost.

Other possible pick up locations :
  • Riquewihr
  • Kayserberg (Le Chambard; Hotel Kle)
  • Illhausern (Hotel des Berges)
  • Breisach (River cruise port)
  • Rouffach (Chateau d'Isenbourg)

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Included / excluded

Included

  • English-speaking driver & guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Excluded

  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide
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