Museum and Heritage

from 0 to 20 km of Eguisheim

    • Hohlandsbourg Castle
Syndicat Mixte d’Aménagement du Château du Hohlandsbourg
68920 Wettolsheim
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 30 10 20 -
More information here.

    • Unterlinden Museum in Colmar
1 rue d’Unterlinden
Tel: + 00 (0)3 89 20 15 58 -

The museum is housed in a former Dominican convent founded in 1232. Important collections of Rhenish sculptures and paintings of the end of the middle Ages and the Renaissance. Prestigious altar-piece painted between 1512 and 1516 by Grünewald. Archeological, modern art, Alsatian popular art and decorative arts collections…

    • Natural History and Ethnography Museum in Colmar
11, rue Turenne
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 23 84 15 -

Regional and general wildlife and geology, an ethnography hall, an Egyptian hall, a coptic fabrics hall.

    • Museum of toys and little trains in Colmar
40, rue Vauban
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 41 93 10 -

Special price for families.
This museum is a fairy environment in which you could discover a unique collection, diversified and animated. An exceptional dolls collection and a wonderful trains network along more than 1000 meters, animated show-cases, would charmed the lovers and the collector, young or old.

    • Bartholdi Museum in Colmar
30, rue des Marchands
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 41 90 60 -

Closed in January and February
Birthplace of sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, creator of the Statue of Liberty and the Lion of Belfort. Numerous scale models, studies, drawings, paintings, photographs… Furniture and personal souvenirs of the sculptor.

    • Alsatian Vineyard and Wine Museum in Kientzheim
Château de la Confrérie Saint-Etienne
16 Grand’rue
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 78 21 36 -

In the well-know castle of Kientzheim, seat of the Confrérie Saint-Etienne, this museum introduces the history of vine-growing and viticultural techniques : wine presses, reconstruction of a wine cellar, tools of wine growers, coopers and glass-makers…

    • Albert Schweitzer Museum in Kaysersberg
126, rue du Général de Gaulle
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 47 36 55

Souvenir room that remembers the creation in 1913 of the Lambaréné hospital, in Gabon by the Doctor Alberts Schweitzer. Nobel Price of the Peace in 1952.

    • Historical Museum in Kaysersberg
64, rue du Général de Gaulle
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 78 11 11

Located on the 1st floor of a patrician residence built in 1521. Collection of religious works of art from the 14th to the 18th c. (statue of the Virgin that can be opened dating from 1380, Christ of the Palm Leaves of the 15th c….) Local handicrafts and history.

    • Albert Schweitzer Museum in Gunsbach (Munster Valley)
8, rue de Munster
Tel/Fax: + 33 (0)3 89 77 31 42

Albert Schweitzer has ordered this house in 1928 with the Goethe price of the Frankfurt city. He lived here during each of his stay in Alsace. It is today a museum. Personal objects, letters, books… you would dive in the intimacy of this important man.

    • Dolder Museum in Riquewihr
Rue du Général de Gaulle
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 73 23 23 -

Displayed on 4 floors of the old Dolder tower, built in 1291, is a fine collection of the 15th and 16th centuries, arms, coopers’ implements, wrought iron… Panoramic view over the rooftops of the old town.

    • Thieves’ Tower Museum in Riquewihr
Rue des juifs
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 73 23 23 -

An authentic torture chamber is installed on the 1st floor of the tower. On view are the estrapade, the stones which were attached to the criminal’s feet, the dungeon. At the end of this visit is the winegrower’s house with renovated kitchen, bedroom, storeroom and cellar.

    • Hansi Museum in Riquewihr
16, rue du Général de Gaulle
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 47 97 00

Hansi : a famous Alsatian artist and illustrator. 150 works by Jean-Jacques waltz (1873-1951), called Hansi, are to be seen in a very fine and complete collection exhibited thematically in six rooms (lithographs, etchings, watercolours, post-cards…)

    • Museum for Communication in Alsace in Riquewihr
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 47 93 80 -

Open from Easter to the All Saint’s Day and during the Christmas Markets except the Tuesdays.
Unique collection of mail-coaches from the 18th until the 20th century. Pleasant museum summing up 2000 years of postal and communications in Alsace.

    • Wine Museum in Ribeauvillé
Cave Vinicole de Ribeauvillé
2, route de Colmar
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 73 20 35 -

The private museum details the wine making process from the growing of the grapes to the bottling of the wine. Approximately 200 exhibits of tools and machinery cover an area of 200 square metres in the cellar of the Cave vinicole.

    • Municipal Museum of Ribeauvillé
2, Place de l'Hôtel de Ville
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 73 20 00

The treasure of the Lords Ribeaupierre. In the Town Hall, the beautiful Red Room and the Silver Goblets recall with magnificence the lordly past.

   • Witches’House in Bergheim
5, place de l’Eglise
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 73 18 64

Permanent exhibition about the trials of suspected witches in Bergheim in the 16th and 17th centuries: historical context, archives, theme-based displays about the trials. These displays relate the history of people’s attitude (at a given period of time) and examine intolerance in society.

    • Wood Trade and Heritage Centre in Labaroche
395A La Place
Tel/fax: + 33 (0)3 89 78 94 18

Situated on the “Route du Bois” (Wood Road), it is a unique site housing a wide range of objects and many old pieces of machinery still operating. Wonderful wood toys collection. Educational area for pupils.

    • Memorial Museum of the fights of the Pocket of Colmar – Winter 44/45 - in Turckheim
25, rue du Conseil
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 80 86 66

Open from the 15th April to the 15th October
Housed in an 18th century vaulted cellar, this museum recounts the two months of hell endured by the villages on the outskirts of Colmar. The people involved and technological equipment from the period serve to illustrate the events of this historic period.

   • La Maison du Fromage in Gunsbach (Munster Valley)
23 route de Munster
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 77 90 00 -

Discover a cheese, a valley and a culture !

 From 20 to 40 km of Eguisheim

    • Vauban Museum in Neuf-Brisach
7, place de la Porte de Belfort
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 72 03 93 or +33 (0)3 89 72 56 66

The Vauban Museum is a real information source concerning the history of Neuf-Brisach. A model of the town (relief map) with sound and light display in French and German. Drawings, illustrations, maps, books, pictures…

    • Museum of fruit brandies in Lapoutroie
85, rue du Général Dufieux
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 47 50 26 -

Unique collection of old liqueurs, nicest collection in the world. Presentation of the process of fruit brandies’ and liqueurs’ making. Collection of bottle labels…and among other the René Miscault to taste on spot.

    • Museum of popular art and traditions of the " Welche " area in Fréland
2, rue de la Rochette
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 71 90 52

Architecture, ancient life-style, furniture, presentation of crafts of the past, bread oven, flax oven, water-wheel. Testimony of the ancient way of life in this area that have traditions more like in the Vosges mountain than in Alsace.

    • Haut-Kœnigsbourg Castle
67600 Orschwiller
Tel: + 33 (0)3 69 33 25 00 -

Open all around the year except the 1st January, 1st May and the 25th December.
Built in the 12th century, the castle bore witness to eight centuries of European conflicts and rivalries between feudal lords, kings and emperors. Today renovated, it offers an extraordinary look at what a medieval mountain fortress was like. Towering at almost 800 metres, the castle boasts an exceptional panoramic view. From the Grand Bastion, you shall see the Alsace Plain, the Vosges, the Black Forest and on a clear day, the Alps.

    • Ecomusée (Alsace open air museum) in Ungersheim
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 74 44 54 -

Most important open-air museum in France gathering 70 old traditional buildings, farms, historical shows and animations, a former potash mine, Clair de Mine. Restaurants, meeting rooms, seminary…

    • Historical Museum in Mulhouse
Place de la Réunion
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 33 78 17

Open every day except the Tuesday and the bank-holidays. Free entrance
The historical museum is one of the oldest and richest of the area. It offers a voyage through the history of Southern Alsace and the ancient independent republic of Mulhouse. The numerous objects, the interior reconstitutions and the costumes witness to the activity and the social organisation of the inhabitants from the 16th to the 19th century.

    • Museum of Fine Arts in Mulhouse
4, Place Guillaume Tell
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 33 78 11

Open every day except the Tuesday and the bank-holidays. Free entrance
Exclusively dedicated to the paintings, this museum offers a panorama from the art history in Europe from the end of the Middle Age until the 20th century. Usually on the 2nd floor are temporary exhibitions, mainly from modern art.

    • National Automobile Museum – Schlumpf Collection in Mulhouse
192 avenue de Colmar
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 33 23 23 -

Open every day except the 25th December
The largest and most important automobile museum world-wide, with close to 400 exceptional automobiles along 25000m2. Giant screens, simulators, games…

    • Cité du Train, French railway museum of Mulhouse
2, rue Alfred de Glehn
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 42 83 33 -

Open every day except the 25th December
Fully renovated, this museum invites you in the exciting history of train. With a new 6000 m² train trail, made as a cinema stage, the visitors discover one of Europe’s finest collections.

    • EDF Electropolis Museum – The adventure of electricity in Mulhouse
55, rue du Pâturage
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 32 48 50 -

Open from Tuesday to Sunday except the bank-holidays.
In this museum, visitors are invited to take part in experiments as performed in the 18th century and observe strange phenomena, to make your hair stand on head. New exhibitions areas with shows, collections of extraordinary objects, domestic appliances and special effects to demonstrate the magical electricity which revolutionised everyday life in the 20th century.

    • Printed Textile Museum in Mulhouse
14, rue Jean-Jacques Henner
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 46 83 00 -

Open every day except the Monday and the 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.
Permanent galleries provide insight into the history and technical evolution of textile printing. Machinery dyes and tools all tell the story of the craft.

    • Wallpaper museum
La Commanderie, 28 rue Zuber
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 64 24 56 -

This museum is the only one in the world to have such extensive collections in this field. It is housed in a former Commandery of the Knights of the Teutonic Order, built in 1740 and used for the manufacture of wallpaper from 1797 onwards. New exhibitions are held each year through 130.000 documents telling the history of wallpaper.

    • Humanist Library in Séléstat
1, rue de la Bibliothèque
Tel: + 33 (0)3 88 58 07 20 -

The humanist library is being renovated. It will open again in 2018.
Oldest public library in Alsace, founded in 1452. It is constitute of two libraries from the 15th and beginning 16th century. It is one of the most prestigious libraries in Europe with its 450 ancient volumes.

    • Alsatian Bread Museum in Sélestat
Rue du Sel
Tel: + 33 (0)3 88 58 45 90 -

It sets out to explain to visitors of all ages the history and culture of bread and bread-making, through regular exhibitions, tasting sessions, bread making demonstrations and work-shops, conferences…

    • Gallo-Romain site Museum in Biesheim
La Capitole – Place de la Mairie
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 72 01 58

The site museum displays the results of excavations of one of the main inhabited areas of the upper Rhine Plain. The often remarkable objects tell us about military and commercial activities, funerary rites, religion and daily life.

    • Optical instrumentation museum in Biesheim
Le Capitole – Place de la Mairie
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 72 01 59

Unique collection of more than 400 objects and instruments describing the evolution of optical techniques over the last three centuries covering diverse areas. Numerous audio-visual props.

    • The Regency Museum in Ensisheim
La Régence – Place de l’Eglise
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 26 49 54 -

This museum regroups three parts: history, archaeology and the miners’ work in the Alsatian potash mines. Presentation of former miners’ tolls. Meteorite fallen in 1492, numerous prehistoric remains.

    • The " Hardt " Museum and Schoelcher House in Fessenheim
Corner streets de la Libération and de la 1ère Armée
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 48 60 99

Display of the work of Victor Schoelcher who fight against slavery; history of the Hardt and of Marc Shoelcher, famous porcelain-maker in Paris in the beginning of the 19th century and born in Fessenheim.

    • Theodore Deck and Florival Land  Museum in Guebwiller
1, rue du 4 février
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 74 22 89 -

Collection of works by the ceramist Theodore Deck (19th century), the biggest collection in the world. Other collections illustrating the historical past of the town: religion, arts, wine-growing, handcrafts and industry.

    • Winegrower’s Museum in Soultz-Wuenheim
Cave Vinicole du Vieil Armand
1, route de Cernay
Tel: 03 89 76 73 75 -

Showroom gathering together the whole range of equipment used in days gone by, in the vines as well as in the cellars (wooden framed ploughs, wine press, ancient wooden containers…) The visit of the museum carries on outside along a path bordered with a variety of Alsatian vines.

    • The Toy Museum in Soultz
12, rue Jean Jaurès
Tel / Fax: + 33 (0)3 89 74 30 92

Joëlle and Jean-Richard Haeusser’s toys collection: dolls, figurines, cars, trains, board games, building sets, scientific and technical…

 + 40 km from Eguisheim

    • Wesserling Park – Textile Museum in Husseren-Wesserling (50km)
Rue du Parc
Tel: + 33 (0)3 89 38 28 08 -

Four sumptuous gardens, textile museum, mountain agriculture centre, the old royal Wesserling factory is a unique site in Alsace.
In summer, the gardens host the amazing “Festival des Jardins Metissés” (mixed garden festival). The museum devotes large areas to textile arts and fashion. Animals used to produce textile fibre are on view at the farm. The site is classified as a historical monument.

    • Gingerbread and Sweets Museum in Gertwiller (near Obernai - 50km)
110, Place de la Mairie
Tel: + 33 (0)3 88 08 93 52

Housed in an attic of the former tithe barn, are displayed some 11000 tools related to the production of bread, gingerbread, biscuit and chocolate and is also dedicated to popular Alsatian art and rural life in the past.

    • The Palace of Gingerbread in Gertwiller (near Obernai - 50km)
144, route de Strasbourg
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 08 05 26 -

Fortwenger has been making gingerbread according to traditional mathods in Alsace since 1768. During your visit of the Palace of Gingerbread, you will be able to admire the skill of the professionals at Fortwenger.

   • The Lalique Museum in Wingen-sur-Moder (130km)
Rue du Hochberg
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 89 08 14 -

An exceptional site, to explore a body of work and remarkable know-how. In Wingen-sur-Moder, the village where René Lalique set up his factory in 19221, the museum presents an exhibition of exceptional collections of his work: drawings, jewellery and works in glass and crystal.

   • Three-Countries Museum – the museum of the tri-border region

Baslerstrasse 143 - D-79540 Lörrach
Phone : 0049 76 21 41 51 50 -

Honoured with many awards, this institution is the only "Three-Countries Museum" in Europe. Its permanent exhibition, the Three-Countries Exhibition, presented in German and French, is dedicated to the history and the current situation of the Upper Rhine region, where Germany, France and Switzerland meet.
Interactive and audio stations, as well as computer terminals provide entertainment throughout the whole visit.

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