Rhine Maginot Line Memorial Museum

Rhine Maginot Line Memorial Museum

Rhine Maginot Line Memorial Museum
4.5
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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This Memorial - Museum and annex, is intended to remind the coming generations, without passion and hatred, that French people suffered and died on the site for Peace and Liberty.
Duration: < 1 hour
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DesdinovaUK
Dover, UK688 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
One of the many Maginot Line forts/bunkers now turned into a museum. Entry very reasonably priced. Interesting exhibits, well laid out inside the bunker. Very friendly and helpful staff.

If you have any interest in militare history well worth a visit
Written August 31, 2022
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Hello, Thank you for your feedback.
Written September 10, 2022
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robbly
London388 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
My wife and I were looking for somewhere to stop off at on our way to Epernay on our road trip and this museum looked like it fitted the bill.
Easy to find and lots of parking [free] cant remember the entry fee but it was quite cheap. This place is a hidden gem. Lots of well set out dioramas, huge amount of WW2 armament's, aeroplane's from post war period. The fort itself is out of site until you walk past it to other exhibits. Another well preserved area with lots of WW2 equipment.
I would go back when I'm in that area again. There is a small cafe there although we didn't use it. Definitely recommend a visit.
Written July 17, 2024
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Steve S
Eugene, OR1,652 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
This was still a great museum. It was probably one of the lesser of the great museums I saw in France. But since it was close to some of the other museums. It was worth a stop and I am glad that I did. It shows the conditions under which the French soldiers lived just prior to their entry into WW 2 with the Germans. There were some American vehicles that appear to have been used by the French. There were uniforms, firearms and daily items of the bunker crews..
Written June 24, 2023
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Hello, Thank you for your feedback, which sums up what this little memorial museum is all about.
Written June 25, 2023
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Amplegirl
Rochester, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
This museum is based in a old bunker not far from the Rhine. The museum has a wonderful collection of WW2 objects some of which I have never seen before. There are also pictures of what the local area looked like after the battle.

If you are into military history or history in general this is a must. The volunteers were extremely helpful.
Written August 18, 2019
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Thanks for your feedback. The museum, run by volunteers, always tries to amaze you by finding pieces or documents of WW2.
Written August 19, 2019
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tripeagle
Kent, UK223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We came across this by chance, cutting across to avoid autoroute problems at Selestat, and so glad we stopped.
Much smaller than the other preserved main Maginot Line complexes (which we have yet to visit) this is correctly called a memorial, as well as its museum function. Entrance is cheap EUR3, and I would recommend the English version of the guide which gives a thorough explanation of the background and also the military action. The people are so friendly, even if our attempts to converse were limited in success!
There is a very impressive general collection of military artefacts in addition to those items peculiar to the location.
I came away with a sense of humility and respect for the occupants of this and the satellite defence fortifications back in 1940. They knew what was coming (several days after the Germans had reached Paris) and that their reserves had been removed by their Command, but they fought bravely and persistently until the inevitable outcome.
Written July 28, 2019
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Thanks for your feedback. Like what deviations on the roads book nice surprises.
Written August 19, 2019
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Gorannki
Helsingborg, Sweden21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
We didn't have high expectations and when our navigator said "the goal is reached" we didn't see the museum, but when we drove another 500 meters we saw it. In all it's simplicity it gives you close-ups from a horrible period in the life of man. Interesting details; how the soldiers lived in the "bunker", the diameter of a bomb shell from a Stucka, a Sherman tank (note when you see it that the Sherman tank were really inferior to the German Tiger tank). When you're there, take a couple of minutes to talk to the wonderful people that runs the museum. It's really worth while!
Written June 27, 2018
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Thanks for your feedback.
Written August 14, 2018
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Bobby Smith
34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016
Cold in the bottom- bring a jacket. A lot of stairs but well worth the time to peek back in history. Its preserved wonderfully and people of all ages will enjoy it. They have limited number of English speaking tour guides so book in advance- and most are volunteers so tip them well...they do this for the love of history and there town.
Written December 29, 2016
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Vicky S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I visited this historic lmuseum with my partner who has an interest in WW2. I found it utterly fascinating, the detail and facts that our guide Paul (English speaking) imparted shed light and brought to life a time in the history of this region that I had no knowledge of. Further during the extensive tour of the tunnels both by foot and original train line, I discovered how the structure was designed as a fortification that over a 1000 soldiers lived in on rotating shifts. This particular fortress had clinical areas, both dental and surgical, kitchens that were renowned for cooking the very best dishes from this region. It was so atmospheric, the engines, machinery and weaponry were kept in good order by a dedicated team of volunteers. It is well worth the entrance fee of 15E. I urge everyone to come visit and experience the vivid story telling of the guides and see parts of the fortress that are almost intact. One of the best museums I've ever been to.
Written November 26, 2023
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Thank you for your detailed feedback on a Maginot Line structure. The Marckolsheim memorial museum is a simple casemate, there is no tunnel. You must be talking about the Four à Chaux or the Schoenenbourg Fort (further north in Alsace).
Written January 12, 2024
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Fred T
Reno, NV727 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
Took a slight detour from my bicycle trip to visit this place. Walked around and got photos of the various military vehicles and and the outside of the bunker. Took a quick peek inside the bunker and saw lots of guns behind glass. The person at the cash register acted as if he did not know any English.
Written April 8, 2018
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mediamama
Tallahassee, FL643 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
This museum includes French, American, and German memorabilia. Get the audio guide-very informative. Lots od things to see.
Written November 8, 2017
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