Hike: Battle of Hürtgenwald – Kall Valley

The Battle of Hürtgenwald was a rare Allied Defeat on the Western Front in WWII. Unlike other failed campaigns such as Market Garden or Kasserine Pass, the Battle of Hürtgenwald was a devastating meat grinder. The Kall Valley formed the initial assault vector for the allied attack. The steep hills and inclement weather created immense difficulties for Allied Forces. This hike combines the beautiful natural landscape of the Eifel with the traces of this devastating conflict.

This is one of two hikes that take you through the park that has preserved the battlefield as a memorial to the brutal struggle and the soldiers who lost their lives.

How to Get Here:

  • This hike starts and ends at the Vossenack Cemetery for fallen soldiers in Simonskall.

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