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Maginot Memorial of Haute-Alsace

The Aschenbach casemate is one of 32 works of this type built in the Sundgau between 1936 and 1940 in order to reinforce the Maginot line. The Altkirch sector also had 7 artillery casemates with 2 pieces of 75 mm each (range 11 km). Their main mission was to prevent a possible enemy overflow by the Basel region and Swiss territory.

This reinforced concrete casemate has an armored observation bell, 2 47 mm anti-tank guns, 2 8 mm machine guns, 3 machine guns and 3 grenade launchers.
About 15 men occupied the structure, commanded by a lieutenant and 3 non-commissioned officers.

This former military structure, decommissioned in 1970, was taken over in 1991 and, as local historical heritage, has been completely restored by the members of the Maginot Memorial Association of Haute-Alsace. Today it is the only witness of this type that can be visited on the Maginot line.

Description

Languages ​​spoken
French
Short comment:
The so-called "Aschenbach" casemate. Bastion of the famous French fortification of the 1930s, the Maginot Line. Unique Maginot work faithfully restored and open to the public in the Haut-Rhin.
Museum theme (s)
  • History
Type of place to visit
  • Museum and planetarium
  • Military site
Visit formulas
  • Free tour
  • Guided tour for groups by appointment
Practical services:
  • Welcome / open to groups
Vehicle parking
  • Free private parking for cars

Schedules

Reception hours:
The memorial site is permanently accessible. For a visit to the casemate, the turret shelter and the adjoining museum, comply with the specific opening hours. Guided tours all year round for groups on request.

Prices

Prices (in €):
  • Adult: 5
  • Children: 3

Contact Us

28 rue du 20 Novembre
68510 Uffheim
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Information

Maginot Memorial of Haute Alsace
23 rue du 2 novembre
Uffheim Town Hall
68510 Uffheim
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Distance (km) to the nearest station:
3

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