I have already written here about the Alsace Ecomuseum, a place that I really love. It is a very lively museum, entirely dedicated to Alsatian culture. It is a real village where you can walk freely and where you can enjoy various activities.
Alsace Ecomuseum is open from the end of November till the beginning of January for Christmas season. The Ecomuseum village is then entirely decorated and there are even more activities to take part in. It’s simple, you will always find something to do, no matter at what time you are coming (except at lunch)!
For example, I saw a bredala-making workshop (small Christmas Alsatian cakes), a workshop to make Christmas tree decorations in recycled materials or even gingerbread making. I also was able to chat with a potter, to pet some donkeys, to see an exhibit about the history of Christmas trees… Those are only a few and I could have decided to go around in a cart pulled by horses, to listen to the stories of Christmas Alsatian characters or to Christmas tales… There is a lot to do for children (and when I saw their reactions around me, they really seemed to enjoy it as well!).
The Ecomuseum also offers a special show-route called “Rêves et veillées”, a guided walk in the nocturnal streets of the village. I didn’t get a chance to see it, but knowing the quality of the Ecomuseum activities, I bet it is also very good! Maybe it’s not so much for the little ones, as some said that it could be a bit scary with the costumes and the night 😉
- The Ecomuseum in itself is always very interesting
- Numerous Christmas activities
- Adapted to adults and children
- Partner of the Pass Alsace
I liked a little less
- Christmas gardens: they are a bit sad
My pictures of a Christmas at Alsace Ecomuseum
Opening days and times
You will find here the opening days and times of Alsace Ecomuseum.
There are many activities all day long, except at lunch. You can find the schedule of the day on the Ecomuseum website.
There are also special Christmas events on certain days. You can have a look at the Ecomusem agenda.
You can find here the dates for the special show-route “Rêves et veillées”.
The address is as follows: Chemin du Grosswald, 68190 Ungersheim. It is located:
- 16 km from Mulhouse (about 20 minutes drive)
- 35 km from Colmar (about 35 minutes drive)
- 112 km from Strasbourg (about 1h20 drive)
By public transport
For more information, please have a look at the Ecomusem website.
You can have also a look on the website Vialsace.
If you are feeling peckish, Alsace Ecomuseum has a bakery (bread is made on the premises), a restaurant and a brasserie with reasonable prices. I haven’t tried them.