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Troglodyte Houses in Graufthal

22 rue Principale
67320 Graufthal
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The tiny village of Graufthal nestles in Zinsel Valley and grew up around a Benedictine abbey in the 12th century. Several caves carved into the high sandstone cliffs were used as storage by the Abbey monks before being converted into living spaces little by little. The cliffs act as the back wall with rock forming the ceiling and floor. Only the facades in periwinkle blue are manmade. The last occupant, Catherine Ottermann, died in 1958. Listed as historical monuments in 1984, these troglodyte dwellings are today the setting for a picturesque museum reconstituting the life of the last occupant. This unique site in Alsace takes you back to bygone days where nature and everyday life were totally intertwined!



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Languages spoken : Allemand

Package visits offered: Free visit, Guided tour for individuals, Guided tour for groups

Animals accepted: No

Length of visit/event: 1h

Facilities: Private car park

22 rue Principale
AMVSGE
67320 Graufthal

Tél : 03 88 70 19 59
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Location: In the country, Near public car parks, At the edge of the forest, In the village

Distance and name of nearest railway station (km): 17 km - Saverne

Altitude (m): 330

from the 01/07/2017 to the 31/08/2017
from the 01/09/2017 to the 28/10/2017
from the 29/10/2017 to the 11/11/2017

Opening hours: 11 April - 30 June and September: Sundays and public holidays: 2 pm -6 pm. July and August: daily 2 - 6 pm.

Methods of payment: Cheque, Cash

Rates in €:

Adult rate2,50

Discounted rates:

Free for children (age limit)12
Group (minimum number of people)20

Period of validity

from the 01/07/2017 to the 31/08/2017
from the 01/09/2017 to the 28/10/2017
from the 29/10/2017 to the 11/11/2017