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Alsace-Moselle Memorial

Understand the past to shape the future
Alsace-Moselle MemorialVisit the Alsace-Moselle Memorial, presenting the complex history of this border-region.

Between 1870 and 1945, the Alsacians and Mosellans (natives of the region) changed their nationality four times as the border region became a flashpoint for Franco-German rivalry. The Alsace-Moselle Memorial allows visitors to discover the history of the region from 1870 to the present day, from life in a Maginot Line fort and the total destruction of World War II to Franco-German reconciliation and the reconstruction of Europe.

A visit to the Alsace-Moselle Memorial lasts about 1.5 hours and is an excellent complement to a visit to the European Parliament. Audio guides are available in English, French and German and the facilities are fully accessible for people with disabilities.

The memorial will be closed from December 2016 to July 2017 while it undergoes refurbishment.



From 01/10 to 14/04:

Open every day except Mondays: 10.00 - 18.30 (last tickets sold at 17.00)

From 15/04 - 30/09:

Open every day: 10.00 - 18.30 (last tickets sold at 17.00)

Closed on :

24/12 - 26/12
31/12 - 01/01
05/01 - 12/01


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F - 67 130 SCHIRMECK

The Alsace-Moselle Memorial is located in Schirmek, 30 minutes from Entzheim Airport and easily accessible by train from Strasbourg (Strasbourg – Saint-Dié line).


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Admission is free of charge for groups also visiting the European Parliament, upon presentation of their confirmation letter. For further information, please see the Alsace-Moselle Memorial website.