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Memorial of the Kilian or Kilianstollen gallery

The Kilian de Carspach gallery, or Kilianstollen (in German), is a German military underground gallery, a vestige of the First World War, partially buried on March 18, 1918 during a French artillery bombardment and discovered during development work road (Aspach deviation). Between 1914 and 1918, this shelter was located on the first German front line, fixed to the west of Altkirch on the Lerchenberg hill,

Archaeological excavations carried out in 2011 by the Pôle d'Archéologie Interdépartemental Rhénan unearthed the remains of Kilianstollen as well as the 21 remains of German soldiers until then still buried in an old gallery, allowing the identification of 18 of them. .

The Kilianstollen 1918 association, created in 2015, aims to perpetuate the memory of this tragedy, extended to all the conflicts that occurred in southern Alsace in the 19st and 20st centuries, through the organization of exhibitions, events, publication of documents, conferences, visits, etc.

Description

access:
  • By a small asphalt road
Location:
  • Isolated
Type of place to visit
  • Military site
Visit formulas
  • Free tour

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68130 Carspach
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Information

Association Kilianstollen 1918
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Location:
  • Isolated
Distance (km) to the nearest station:
3

In images, in pictures

The Kilianstollen Memorial - © OT SundgauView of a gallery in Kilianstollen - © OT SundgauAerial view of the excavations - © OT SundgauView of a gallery in Kilianstollen - © OT SundgauAerial view of the excavations - © OT Sundgau

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