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Fort de Mutzig/Feste Kaiser Wilhelm II

Rue du Camp
67190 Dinsheim sur Bruche
Fort Kaiser Wilhelm II
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"Built from 1893 to 1916, the Mutzig fortress was named ""Feste Kaiser Wilhelm II"" in 1895. It was the first German fortification to be made of concrete, entirely armored, ventilated and lit by electrical power. This prototype was an experimentation preliminary to the construction of the dispersed fortifications: ouvrages scattered on the terrain, dug underground and connected by underground galleries. It was the most powerful and largest fortification in the German Empire in 1914: it spanned 254 ha (636 acres), covered 40,000 square meters underground, with 22 artillery turrets& Its exceptional preservation and the excellent rehabilitation work and outfitting as a museum have contributed to make it a memorial and one of the best sites in Alsace for research into military architecture, technology and history. The visit is varied: infantry casemates, batteries of armored artillery, armored observation turrets, machine gun pillboxes, firing trenches& Numerous authentic objects and pieces of equipment can still be seen: the generating plant, the bakery, the kitchens, the wells, the men's sleeping quarters with their bunks, the surgery, the hospital, the toilets& Every year, an exhibition is organized on a historical or artistic topic: collections of French and German military headgear and paintings of the fortified belt around Strasbourg were the themes for 2002. Wear warm clothes. "


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Languages spoken : Français Allemand Anglais

Package visits offered: Guided tour for individuals, Guided tour for groups with reservation

Practical services: Group reception, Aire de pique nique, Local tourist information, Open to individual clients

Animals accepted: Yes

Animals accepted comment: Les animaux sont acceptés en laisse et sous la responsabilité des maîtres

Length of visit/event: 2h30 min

Facilities: Toilets

Equipment required: Warm clothes

Size of group:

Maxi30
Mini10

Rue du Camp
67190 Dinsheim sur Bruche

Tél : +33 (0)6 08 84 17 42
Fax : 03 88 94 20 04
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Location: Isolated, Panoramic view

Distance and name of nearest railway station (km): 3km MUTZIG

Altitude (m): 190

Accessibility: By bike, By mountain bike, Through a small sealed road, By car all year round

Opening hours: 14/07-31/08: every day 3.30 pm
Other periods : no english tour but you can follow another tour with a english leaflet

Methods of payment: Credit card, Cheque, Holiday vouchers, Cash

Rates in €:

Adult rate12
Child rate6
Group rate10
Groups6
Etudiant6

Discounted rates:

Free for children (age limit)- 6 years
Discounts for children6-16 years old
Group (minimum number of people)10

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