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Alsace-Moselle Memorial

Understand the past to shape the future

Visitors to the Alsace-Moselle Memorial in Schirmeck can find out all about the history of the region; from life on the Maginot Line and the destruction of World War II, to Franco-German reconciliation and the reconstruction of Europe.

Visit the Alsace-Moselle MemorialFind out about the complex history of this border-region.

Between 1870 and 1945, Alsacians and Mosellans (natives of the region) changed their nationality four times as the border region became a flashpoint for Franco-German rivalry. A visit to the Alsace-Moselle Memorial lasts about 1½ hours and is an excellent complement to a visit to the European Parliament.  

Audio guides are available in English, French and German and the memorial is fully accessible for people with disabilities.


Admission is free of charge for groups also visiting the European Parliament during the same week, upon presentation of their confirmation letter.



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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