A memorial museum keeping alive the memory of the fighting in the Vosges during the First World War.
Located on the historical site itself, the museum describes the living and combat conditions of the troops and all of the associated logistics involved.
The fighting is explained in a video projection.
Outdoors, on the battlefield, visitors can discover the positions of the German defences which are well preserved with their trenches, shelters and blockhaus, opposite the remains of the French positions, which were built from lighter materials
The close proximity of the frontlines and their respective positions provide a clearer understanding of the unimaginable difficulties faced by the attacking forces in 1915, and explains the heavy death toll in three months of fighting with 17,000 casualties recorded.
Museum accessible for wheelchair-bound visitors. On-site car park.
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The Memorial-Museum, 20 km (13 miles) west of Colmar, has been set up on a WWI battlefield site located 1,000 meters (over 3,000 feet) high on the ridge separating the valley of Orbey from that of Munster. The trench system has been well preserved. The visitor can walk along the elaborate German defense system with its trenches protected by shelters, forts, concrete bunkers, command posts etc. He will be moved at the sight of the French trenches dug out of the crumbly dirt. The Memorial-Museum relates the history of the fierce battle which raged there for several years, causing 17,000 casualties. It also focuses on the everyday life of the opponents: dummies wearing uniforms, reconstituted scenes, weapons, photographs, maps of the operations and relics found on the site some 70 years after the battle. Slide or film shows depicting the battle are projected in the theater (60 seats).
|Monday||From 09:00 am to 00:30 pm and From 02:00 pm to 05:30 pm|
|Tuesday||From 09:00 am to 00:30 pm and From 02:00 pm to 05:30 pm|
|Wednesday||From 09:00 am to 00:30 pm and From 02:00 pm to 05:30 pm|
|Thursday||From 09:00 am to 00:30 pm and From 02:00 pm to 05:30 pm|
|Friday||From 09:00 am to 00:30 pm and From 02:00 pm to 05:30 pm|
|Saturday||From 09:00 am to 00:30 pm and From 02:00 pm to 05:30 pm|
|Sunday||From 09:00 am to 00:30 pm and From 02:00 pm to 05:30 pm|
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