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Maginot Line en Alsace

The Maginot Line in Alsace is a network of fortifications built in the 1930s to protect the border with Germany. It comprises a series of bunkers, casemates and underground galleries equipped with cannons and machine guns. With Bonjour Alsace, visit some of these structures open to the public as museums and historic sites, offering visitors a fascinating insight into the region's military history.

The Maginot Line in Alsace is a network of fortifications built in the 1930s to protect the border with Germany. It comprises a series of bunkers, casemates and underground galleries equipped with cannons and machine guns. With Bonjour Alsace, visit some of these structures open to the public as museums and historic sites, offering visitors a fascinating insight into the region's military history.

Which Maginot Line structures are open to the public in Alsace?

In Alsace, two Maginot Line structures are open to the public: Fort de Schoenenbourg and Four à Chaux.

Fort de Schoenenbourg, located in Hunspach, is one of the most emblematic structures of the Maginot Line. Built between 1930 and 1935, it is now open to visitors, who can explore its underground galleries, casemates and combat turrets.

The Lime Kiln, located in Lembach, is also open to the public. This structure was used to produce lime for the construction of the Maginot Line. Today, it houses a museum retracing the history of the Maginot Line and fortification in Alsace.

These two structures offer visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the region's military history, and to understand the crucial role played by the Maginot Line during the Second World War. Guided tours and exhibitions reveal the daily lives of soldiers and the ingenuity of the military architecture of the period.

What kind of activities and tours are on offer at Maginot Line sites in Alsace?

The Maginot Line sites in Alsace offer visitors a variety of interesting activities and tours. Guided tours with explanations are organized regularly to enable visitors to discover the history and operation of the military works. Qualified guides provide detailed information on fortifications, armaments and the daily lives of the soldiers who lived there.

In addition to guided tours, some Maginot Line sites take part in the "Nuit des Musées", a cultural event held once a year. On this special evening, the sites are open in the evening, offering a unique experience to visitors who can discover the sites in a different atmosphere, illuminated by special lights.

Some of these facilities also have permanent or temporary exhibitions to deepen understanding of the historical and military context of the Maginot Line in Alsace.

These activities allow visitors to immerse themselves in the history of the Maginot Line, appreciate the ingenuity of the military constructions of the time and pay tribute to the soldiers who served in these defensive works.

Are tours for the whole family?

Visits to Maginot Line sites in Alsace are generally suitable for the whole family. However, it's important to note that the underground works can be cool, with a constant temperature of around 13 degrees Celsius below the surface. Visitors are therefore advised to dress appropriately in warm clothing, especially if the tour takes place in the cooler months.

Guided tours are often organized to appeal to visitors of all ages, from the very young to the very old. Guides and explanations are adapted to make the history of the Maginot Line accessible and captivating for all.

However, it is always advisable to check the age restrictions and specific recommendations for each site, as some parts of the works may require mobility or may not be suitable for very young children. All in all, a visit to the Maginot Line sites in Alsace offers a unique opportunity to learn and discover the region's military history as a family.

What do we see on the tour?

On a tour of the Maginot Line sites in Alsace, visitors can observe a wide range of features that bear witness to the region's military history. They can discover the barracks, with its sanitary facilities, kitchen and infirmary, where soldiers were housed and provided with their daily needs.

The tour also includes the power plant, which provided the energy needed to operate the underground works. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the main gallery and see the secret emergency exit, which served as an escape route in case of need.

A highlight of the tour is the discovery of the command post, which was the nerve center of the works, where officers made strategic decisions and coordinated operations. Visitors can also admire a combat block with its impressive gun turret, testifying to the firepower of the works.

Last but not least, various thematic exhibitions are often on offer to deepen visitors' understanding of the Maginot Line and its role in the region's history. These tours allow visitors to plunge into the past and better understand the importance of these fortified works in defending the territory.

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