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© Association for the Preservation and Promotion of the Site of the Grand Canon of Zillisheim

The Great Cannon

This site is in fact the site of a "KW" cannon of the "Kaiser Wilhelm Geschutze" or "langer Max" (Max along) type which had the mission, during the First World War, to fire heavily on Belfort to create a diversion during the attacks on Verdun and the forts of Vaux and Douaumont.
Under the forest cover and around the bends, you can discover a multitude of remains that are still visible or legible. Only the "barracks" have disappeared. The buried civil engineering works are rather well preserved. During a guided tour with one of the passionate volunteers of the site, you will be able to browse the underground galleries, and discover the organization of this impressive military infrastructure. On a free visit, you will discover the surface infrastructures by following a route marked out with explanatory panels.
An application "Site du Grand Canon de Zillisheim" can be downloaded to explore this historic site.

Description

Specific target audience
  • Adults (individuals)
  • Children (individual)
  • Families
  • School groups
Type of place to visit
  • Military site
Visit formulas
  • Visit with documents
  • Guided tour for individuals
  • Guided tour for individuals by appointment
  • Guided tour for groups by appointment
Practical services:
  • Welcome / open to groups

Contact Us


68720 Zillisheim
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Information

Preservation and enhancement association
1 place of General de Gaulle
Zillisheim Town Hall
68720 Zillisheim
Distance (km) to the nearest station:
2,5

In images, in pictures

Location of the Grand Canon - Zillisheim - © © Association for the Preservation and Promotion of the Site of the Grand Canon of ZillisheimAerial view of the site of the Grand Canon - Zillisheim - © © Association for the Preservation and Promotion of the Site of the Grand Canon of ZillisheimGuided tour of the site of the Grand Canon - Zillisheim - © © Association for the Preservation and Promotion of the Site of the Grand Canon of Zillisheim

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