Alsace-Moselle Memorial in Schirmeck

by | Dec 11, 2018 | Memorial sites, Museum and monuments, Museum and monuments (when it rains), Open on sundays | 0 comments


The Alsace-Moselle memorial is a museum recounting the history of Alsace and Moselle from 1870 to the period after the war, with a specific focus on the time after Second World war  (1939-1945). With this description, it might seem tedious, but the Museum is really well-done and the history of Alsace-Moselle is quite singular: did you know that the inhabitants of Alsace and Moselle changed nationality four times between 1870 and 1945? If you want to better understand the history and culture of this region, the visit of the Alsace-Moselle memorial is a must-do, even if you are not usually a big fan of history.

The museum is organized in a very lively manner: information panels, photographs, films, soundtracks, lights, staging of the rooms… You’ll really dive into the history, it’s very lively and you will learn a lot! Beyond history, this knowledge of the past of the region is an astounding perspective on Alsatian culture and its specificities.

There is a free audioguide, comprising interesting information: I really recommend you to take it. There are also guided tours for groups over 20 people (or at fixed hours in summer). There are actually often groups (schools, students,…) and it might really well be possible to follow their visit. It’s what I did and it was worth it: the guide was absolutely enthralling! Plan about 2 hours to complete your visit of the Alsace-Moselle Memorial, as there are many things to see.

I liked

  • Very interesting perspective of the history of Alsace and Moselle
  • Well-done museography with a very lively museum
  • Free and interesting audioguide
  • Partner of Pass Alsace

I liked a little less

  • There are sometimes too many lighting effects, making it hard to read some panels

My pictures of the Alsace-Moselle Memorial

Practical information


You will find here the prices of the Memorial. The audioguide (available in French, English and German) is included in the price of your ticket.

If you have the Pass Alsace, entrance is free!

If you also wish to visit the concentration camp of Natzweiller-Struthof, you may buy a dual ticket at a preferential price.

Opening times

You will find here the opening times of the Alsace-Moselle Memorial.

Guided tours

It is possible to organize guided tours for groups of 20 people or more. In summer, there are organized guided tours at fixed times. Please directly contact the Memorial for more information.

Getting here

By car

The address is as follows: Mémorial de l’Alsace-Moselle 67130 Schirmeck. It is located:

  • 48 km from Strasbourg (about 40 minutes drive)
  • 80 km from Colmar (about 1h drive)
  • 120 km from Mulhouse (about 1h20 drive)
By public transport

You can have a look on Vialsace.



Laurène est la créatrice du blog Mon week-end en Alsace. Bretonne installée en Alsace depuis 2014, elle est tombée amoureuse de sa région d'adoption au point de lui dédier un blog et d'acheter avec son mari une maison alsacienne dans un village du Kochersberg, près de Strasbourg. A pied, à vélo, sur ses chevaux ou au volant de sa Fiat 500, elle aime partir explorer les moindres recoins de l'Alsace pour dénicher de bonnes adresses à partager sur le blog.


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