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The memory trail of the battles of August 19, 1914

On August 3, 1914, Germany declared war on France, Alsace has been German since 1871. Three marked trails recount the battles of August 1914 which took place in this sector. They are embellished with panels which relate testimonies, present the fallen men, and place in their context these battles which aimed to retake Alsace. Departure from Wittersdorf (8,4 km), Luemschwiller / Obermorschwiller (6 km), Heiwiller / Tagsdorf (7 km).


Place of the event / departure:
Wittersdorf Church
Altitude (m):
Duration: 2 hours
Type of tour, itinerary: pedestrian
Circuit themes: wars
Length of circuit / route (in km): 8,4
Cumulative positive elevation (in m): 200
Markup type
  • Vosges club
Type of trail / circuit
  • historic / heritage / religious trail

To download

IGN map:
  • Card number: 3621ET
  • Map area: ALTKIRCH


 Church parking lot
68130 Wittersdorf
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13 Castle Street
68130 Altkirch
Distance (km) to the nearest station:

In images, in pictures

Path of memory - © Association Culture et SolidaritéStolzenfels optical post - © Association Culture et SolidaritéObermorschwiller Church - © Vianney MULLERStolzenfels optical post - © Association Culture et SolidaritéObermorschwiller Church - © Vianney MULLER

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