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Pleasure Trails: Petit Donon

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Exceptional and unique of its kind, this German-French war cemetery is striking. At the height of the fighting, the German soldiers offered a temporary burial to all those who had died for their homeland. In 1916, Ludwig Gebhardt, sculptor, was commissioned by the funeral service to engrave memorial steles on natural rocks in respect of the combatants whatever their nationality.
Meeting: 14 p.m. Schirmeck-La Broque station. Departure: 14:30 p.m. orientation table of the Col du Donon (near the HĂ´tel du Donon) in Grandfontaine. Return around 17 p.m.
Conditions: walking shoes, drinks, clothing & protection adapted to the weather. Distance: 4 km. Height difference: 200 m