Located just behind the massive Bavarian monument in Woerth is a somewhat forlorn Jewish synagogue. The juxtaposition of Bavaria and Judaism is a bit ironic seeing that an adopted Bavarian son would do his utmost to destroy the Jewish world.
A marked way utilizing farm roads loops from Woerth to Froeschwiller, then to Elsasshausen and back to Woerth over some of the most contested areas of the battle. As you walk, you will come past the majority of Prussian and French monuments – both regimental and private memorials. The peaceful setting belies the actions of that frightful day in August 1870.
Elsasshausen was the scene of some of the day’s heaviest fighting. The French right flank extended south from here but Prussian numbers slowly rolled it back. Mass graves are located here as are monuments to the elite Zouaves and Turcos – the 3rd Zouaves suffered 1,775 casualties out of 2,200 combatants present.