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Guided tour of the Grand Canon site

Discover the history of this extraordinary site, nestled in the heart of the Zillisheim forest.
Between 1915 and 1916, the German army installed, in the forest of Zillisheim, a navy gun called "Langer Max". The tube weighed 80 tons and was 17m long. It fired 380mm shells weighing 750kg over a distance of 45km. This cannon whose mission was to fire hard on Belfort and the Saint Amarin valley, was in reality a diversion plan….
Having been dismantled after the disaffection of the site, many questions have not been answered to this day, which makes its discovery even more exciting.

The site's galleries are only accessible with a guide.
Most of the visit takes place in the galleries.
The temperature inside the underground galleries is 10 to 12 ° all year round.
Provide warm clothing and waterproof shoes suitable for walking in a natural environment.
All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
The site has reliefs and stairs that only allow limited access for people with reduced mobility.

Description

Place of the event / departure:
Site of the Grand Canon
Duration: 1h
Specific target audience
  • Adults (individuals)
  • Families
Organized by :
Mulhouse and its region Tourist and Convention Office
Short comment:
Discover the history of this extraordinary site, nestled in the heart of the Zillisheim forest, a vestige of the 1st World War.
Necessary tools
  • boots
  • Walking shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Rainwear
GRC catchphrase description
Between 1915 and 1916, the German army installed in the heart of the forest of Zillisheim a naval cannon called "Langer Max" intended to fire heavily on Belfort and the valley of Saint Amarin…. Discover the history of an extraordinary site!
Vehicle parking
  • Free private parking for cars

Prices

Prices :
€ 5 from 12 years old. Free for children under 12.

Contact

 Valley Street
68720 Zillisheim
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Information

Mulhouse Tourist and Convention Office
1 Avenue Robert Schuman
68100 Mulhouse

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Distance (km) to the nearest station:
3

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