The Huertgen Forest and the “Kall Trail” walking tour

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Visit the Huertgen Forest which was the first battlefield on German ground near the end of the Second World War. While walking the somewhat steep 'Kall Trail', an intermediate trail, the history of 1944/1945 becomes visible.

You will learn about the horrible events that occurred between October 1944 and February 1945 between Vossenack and Schmidt which became famous as the ‘Allerseelenschlacht’.

In November 1944, worn-out American units were forced to retreat from the village of Schmidt and had to pass the Kall bridge under fire. In the midst of bitter fighting Dr. Stüttgen, a German medical officer, organised several short cease-fires. As a result, wounded soldiers from both sides could be treated by German doctors and paramedics.

Enjoy the friendly hospitality of the Eifel and order a History-Guide if you like: www.zeitreisen-eifel.de

Points: 
Museum Hürtgenwald 1944 und im Frieden
Kall Bridge
Church Vossenack
Author: 
Liberation Route Europe

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Distance: 
8500
Time: 
270

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