Today this hilltop is a place of silent remembrance. Originally it was called Hartmannsweilerkopf and proved to be strategically important in World War I and in 1915/1916 it was the most fiercely contested section of the front in Alsace. At least 30,000 French and German soldiers are said to have died on both sides. French soldiers lie in the Silberloch military cemetery. The border between the German and French fronts ran at the large cross.
It is very depressing to walk through the trenches here in this former theater of war.
October 8, 2021
We were inspired for this tour by the Rother hiking guide. The Bardenas Reales Natural Park is a semi-desert in the south of Navarre. The landscape consists largely of ocher-colored clay. This is the remnant of a prehistoric sea that gradually silted up due to the tectonic uplift of the Iberian plate.
October 5, 2021
Much of the tour was on the country road. We could see flamingos in the nature park. We didn't like the place Castro Marim. The Castro itself is more likely to be used for events. The only good things about it were old paved paths and some old wall remnants.
September 30, 2021