Guided visits 2019

Conservateur, mel

Groupes, renseignements : Hubert Durlewanger, mel : / 06 11 75 71 01

Guided visits 2019

From Le Linge to the Barrenkopf and Kleinkopf, from Schratzmännele to the Hurlin going through La Courtine, the history is written on the ground, the trenches, the shelters and the marks let by the French soldiers of 1915 to 1918.

Footwears and trip clothes are strongly recommended
Participation: 7 euros per person
Starting point: Parking "Le Linge pass" 14h00

Visits programmed for 2019:

  • dates to come

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Visits for groups on request

These visits can be programmed on request: from 6th April to 11th November. 

Day alive memories of Thursday November 8 at Orbey Le Linge memorial + meeting room.

In association with the theatrical troop "Rodéo d'âme", the Memorial of Le Linge organizes a "Day Memories Living". This day is an invitation to an artistic reflection on the first word war. With different presentations, the public is called to reflect on the "Grande Guerre", on the duty of memory and on the actions done on this subject. Between current event and retrospective, these multidisciplinary artistic meetings cycle wants to be testimonies.

A show of some pictures on the battlefield of Le Linge REQUIEM EN BLANC will be done for this day at : "cinéma Le Cercle " at Orbey from monday November 5th up to sunday November 11th.

Program for the day

  • 16o'clock - Visit of the battlefield of Le Linge
  • 17o'clock – Visit of the memorial + video projection
  • 18o'clock - Le Colonel (ER) Pierre Crenner will do a lecture on the fights that have taken place at Le Linge. This lecture will be followed by a debate with the participants (Salle du Cercle- entry free)
  • 19o'clock – Break for the diner
  • 20o'clock – Theatrical representation : "Guerre sans visage"

Tariffs for the visit of the battlefield and the visit of the Memorial with the video projection: 2.50 € in individual, free for youngs under 16 years old

Tariffs for theatrical representation "Guerre sans visage" : 7 € full tariff - 5.5 € young and students.

For more information: Tel. 03 89 71 30 48.


The 1st Mechanized Brigade did us the honor of his visit to Le Linge. As early as 8o'clock in the morning it was taken into account by an association guide that drove them to the Courtine, to the Barrenkopf, before ascending the slopes of the Schratzmaennele, itinerary borrowed by the waves of French assaults since the Hurlin and the Courtine. The military officers went then to the Museum of the Memorial to attend the video meeting. The General of Brigade SERVERA commending officer of this unity, having to leave for professional reason, pointed out a minute of silence to the memory of the fighters of Le Linge in front of the Monument BARBEROT. The visit was followed by a visit to the museum and on the battlefield. The visit is finished by a passage to the cemetery of the Wettstein.


New show window still on work

After 4 months and half of annual closing, the museum Memorial of Le Linge will open the 1st April.

  • A new exposition devoted to the individual protections, helmets and shields will be presented to the public.
  • Many rare pieces are part of this presentation.
  • A DVD in three languages French-English-German of a length of 14 minutes that redraws the battle of Le Linge will be in sale at the Museum to the price of 10 Euros.

The museum will be opened everyday from 9o'clock to 12,30o'clock and from 14o'clock to 18o'clock April 1st to November 11th.

At the museum

Temporary exhibitions from April 7th to November 11th

  • delivery of water on the battlefield of Le Linge
  • composition of the pack of the French soldier

Commemorative ceremony

Feast of the Wettstein on August 9st 2009

Competition " the ways to memory "

Miss Marie BALTHAZARD, young photographer from Orbey and passionately fond of history, has took part in a national concourse " the ways to memory ".

For this concourse she has chosen Le Linge. You can see the result of her work below. Thanks a lot Marie for the work that you have done on behalf of the members of the committee, and of all the voluntaries of the memorial of Le LINGE.

The Le Linge battlefield
Orbey (68370)

Following them

Le Linge is a place that we know well when, like me we grew in the valley that this battlefield overhangs. The trenches overgrown by the vegetation, the skeletons of still visible trees between the cross indicating where we have found bodies. And then there are these pathes that we follow on the steps of the men that have spent here terrible hours. How can't we be startled to their memory when we passes along the wall of a trench? . How can't we tremble in front of the steps that took them to the fire? How to go in front of the entrenchments where some men have trembled with anguish and cold during the long winters? .

When at school, I have been taken to these places, I have always the sensation of walking on their traces. I always think to these men, no doubt a little older that me, and the shades moving forward in front of me. More I go further between the stones, by the stairs, the narrow trenches, more the History starts again in front of my eyes. And the silhouettes seen seem to me to be the shade of the French soldier ninety years ago.

Having studied the history during four years at the Faculty of Strasbourg, I have understood and red the narrations of battle. But the history is never as alive as in these places to memory, when we walk on the steps of those that have lived through. Thanks to the work of some enthusiast people, Le Linge lives again each spring and permits to all to understand as much the battle that the life of the men that they have got. But for them, our memory of the history would be a deficiency, because done without any emotion that takes us all, when we walk on their steps.