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  • CRAC Alsace Altkirch

    CRAC Alsace Altkirch

  • Crac Alsace - Altkirch

    Crac Alsace - Altkirch

Do you CRAC Alsace is closed to the public until further notice, in accordance with government directives to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Located in Altkirch and near Switzerland (Basel) and Germany (Friborg), the CRAC Alsace is a contemporary art center dedicated to research and creation which, through the design of exhibitions, d editions and specific actions of mediation, endeavors to support artistic production by promoting encounters between the public, artists and works.


COMMON VISITS TO EXHIBITIONS

The public service offers guided tours of the exhibitions throughout the year.
Every Saturday and Sunday at 15 p.m., mediations are organized.

Mediators accompany you in the exhibition and give you keys to understanding the works on display.

Guided tours of the exhibitions are also offered all week by appointment.

Altkirch

Ferrette castle is one of the oldest in Alsace. Its first mention dates back to 1105. It was one of the main possessions of the counts of Ferrette, a dynasty which was formed by sharing the inheritance of the counts of Montbéliard. Seven counts of Ferrette will follow one another.

After the death of the last count, the county passed to the house of Austria through the marriage of Joan of Ferrette with Duke Albert II of Habsburg in 1324. The castle then became the residence of an Austrian bailiff.

The ruins of the castle are made up of two parts:
- the upper castle, the oldest, consists of a residential tower carved in limestone and on several levels, one of the first of this type in Alsace. A platform allows you to enjoy a superb panorama of the Vosges, the Black Forest and the Jura.
- the lower castle has several round towers open to the throat and equipped with fire mouth.

Free visit all year round. Guide to discovering the castles of the Alsatian Jura available at the Tourist Office (3 €). Parking at the foot of the castle in front of the old court or at the Tourist Office. Allow 45 to 60 minutes for a free visit of the castle. You can download the sound points for free to listen to them on site.

Ferrette
  • Landskron Castle

    Landskron Castle

  • Landskron Castle

    Landskron Castle

Perched in the Alsatian Jura, a stone's throw from the village of Leymen and Switzerland, the Landskron castle overlooks the entire valley.
It was transformed into a garrison according to Vauban's plans (1689), burned and bombed in 1817 and finally classified as a Historic Monument in 1923. XNUMXth century dungeon, towers, remains of the chapel and the well offer a pleasant green stroll. . Free visit all year round.
Leymen
  • Morimont Castle

    Morimont Castle

  • Morimont Castle

    Morimont Castle

Nestled in lush greenery, the Château du Morimont is mentioned for the first time in 1183 and controlled the upper valley of the largue. It was destroyed during the Thirty Years' War by French troops.

In 1826, a group of Jura patriots took an oath there to free their country from the Bernese yoke to form a new canton, which was the case in 1978.

Visit of the ramparts, guard towers, an exceptional vaulted cellar whose dimensions make it unique in Alsace. An access path allows you to go around the castle.

A guidebook entitled "Discovering the Three castles of the Alsatian Jura" presents the castle and offers a walking tour around the castle.

Oberlarg
Following government announcements regarding the coronavirus, the museum remains closed until further notice. A prestigious and internationally recognized museum, the Cité de l'Automobile presents some 430 exceptional vehicles, including 150 Bugattis. During your visit, take advantage of the activities, videos, simulators, play areas or even a classic car driving experience… a must!
Mulhouse
Following government announcements regarding the coronavirus, the museum remains closed until further notice. Terminus, everyone gets off! Climb aboard the trains that made the legend! Here you are at the Cité du Train, the largest railway museum in Europe. Embark on the world of exceptional locomotives and wagons, capture the important moments in the history of railways! A universe that will transport you through the ages!
Mulhouse
  • Cave of the Dwarfs of Ferrette

    Cave of the Dwarfs of Ferrette

  • Cave of the Dwarfs of Ferrette

    Cave of the Dwarfs of Ferrette

The Dwarven Cave is above all a place of legend where can be practiced climbing.

The rocks of the Cave of the Dwarves form an impressive gorge about 25 meters high called Erdwibalaschlucht (the parade of the little women of the earth) and formed by the working of water in the karst limestone. According to legend, these little women of the earth lived with the Erdmanala (little men of the earth) inside the Cave of the Dwarves. Located at the bottom of the gorge, the cave takes on the appearance of a slit that opens in the rock wall and continues through two guts, all developed over about fifteen meters.

Above the gorge, you can access the Plateau des Nains. From there, we have a beautiful view of the Ill valley and the villages of Bouxwiller, Werentzhouse. The place also bears the name of Erdwibalafelsen (Roche aux Fées).

2 possible accesses:
- park in the parking lot of the Communauté de Communes in Ferrette (3A route de Lucelle) and take the red diamond path along the road towards Sondersdorf. Allow 30 to 35 minutes to access the cave (1,8km).

- park in the Keucht car park located in the forest. Take the direction of Sondersdorf and, a little before leaving the village, take the forest path on your left indicated by a wooden sign "Sentier des Nains". Continue to the car park located a few hundred meters further on. From the car park, count 15-20min walk on a beautiful path accessible by 4X4 stroller.

Ferrette

The Maison de la Nature du Sundgau, built by the Communauté des Communes de la Porte d'Alsace, offers nature discovery activities for all audiences.

Animations to live:

All year round, the Maison de la Nature du Sundgau offers activities for young people and the general public:

  • She supports teachers in their educational project on nature,
  • It organizes courses or camps with "nature" activities for young people during the holidays,
  • It also offers the general public a program of guided outings to discover the natural heritage of Sundgau, practical ecology workshops, festive events, etc. 

What about summer?

The MNS offers guided outings to discover the Sundgauvian natural heritage, original evenings or fun workshops for families (program available on the website). For those who prefer to walk the Sundgau paths in complete autonomy, it also distributes guides for walks from Altenach.

The most curious will also take the time to browse, on the Altenach site, our discovery trail, the small geology gallery "the key to the soil" and they can spend a few moments in the Strange Grange, to meet a very particular universe ...

Altenach
  • Altkirch media library

    Altkirch media library

 

Following the curfew announced by the government, the Sundgau media library is adjusting its hours, from Tuesday 12 January 2021:

 

 

MORNING

AFTERNOON

MONDAY

 

TUESDAY

 

14 p.m. - 17:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

09:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

14 p.m. - 17:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

09:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

14 p.m. - 17:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

09:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

14 p.m. - 17:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

09:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

14 p.m. - 17:30 p.m.

Sunday

 

The Sundgau Media Library will reopen its doors at the usual times as soon as the health situation permits.

*****

The Sundgau Departmental Media Library is not only a space for reading and lifelong learning, but also a space for cultural discovery and meeting. It is a 750 m² space in a modern, light and transparent building. A team of 14 people will be there to welcome you and listen to your proposals. 


Altkirch
About twenty minutes from Saint-Louis, the Basel toy museum brings together nearly 6000 objects: teddy bears, dolls, groceries for children, dolls' houses and rides. The toy museum has the largest collection of teddy bears in the world with 2500 pieces, the oldest of which dates back to 1904! Restaurant and souvenir shop on site.
Basel

The Museum can be visited by reservation only on 03 89 68 68 18 or ecrite@musee-sapeur-pompier-alsace.fr

One of the largest firefighter museums in France.

It takes over, completes, modernizes and above all presents in its own premises the prestigious collection which has so far constituted the museum of the firefighter of Mulhouse and which was presented within the framework of the Musée du Chemin de Fer à Mulhouse from 1978 to 2003.
Two halls (1100 and 1200 m2), showcases, an audio-visual room, a shop, a library ... Machines on wheels, a hundred equipment (equipment, clothing, unusual objects ...), a central full telephone, public fire alarms ...

Old Ferrette

Following government announcements regarding the coronavirus, the museum remains closed until further notice.

The museum tells the story of a fascinating adventure, that of electricity. It begins in Antiquity, crosses the centuries with many experiments, discoveries, theories and inventions… until today when everything is electric! Take part in the experiments as they were performed in the XNUMXth century and observe strange phenomena, to make your hair stand on end! Let yourself be seduced by the new multimedia show of "the big machine", the flagship of Mulhouse industrial history. In the new space "An electric future", enter a new era to discover the links between electricity, climate and the new lifestyles of the XNUMXst century. Especially for children: games, experiments, videos to understand how a battery, a light bulb, a motor work, to find out what happens when the current flows ...
Mulhouse
15 minutes by bus (line 604, "Schifflände" stop), then correspondence with tram line 15 "Wettsteinplatz" stop, from Saint-Louis "Central crossroads. Located directly on the Rhine, the Tinguely Museum in Basel, designed by the ticinese architect Mario Botta houses the largest collection of works by Jean Tinguely (1925-1991), one of the most innovative and important Swiss artists of the XNUMXth century.
The permanent exhibition offers an overview of his work over four decades. Temporary exhibitions regularly present a wide range of artists and subjects including not only Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, flagship artists for Tinguely, his contemporary colleagues like Arman, Niki de Saint Phalle, Yves Klein but also both artists of 'today based on Tinguely's ideas.
Basel
Following government announcements regarding the coronavirus, the park remains closed until further notice. Located a few minutes from the city center, the Zoological and Botanical Park covers 25 ha and welcomes in an exceptional natural setting more than 1200 animals of 170 different species and 3500 species and variety of plants. It is a real place to walk and observe the flora and fauna. The Park holds the national label "Remarkable Garden" thanks to the richness of its botanical collections. Colors and scents are displayed in these gardens, changing with the seasons. The Zoological and Botanical Park is also committed to the preservation of biodiversity and has participated for more than 30 years in the safeguarding of endangered animal and plant species, within the framework of international programs.
Buy your tickets online: Zoo and Botanical Park ticket office
Mulhouse
This high-level sports complex (60m by 30m) offers users all the sliding activities: public skating sessions with musical entertainment, theme evenings and light show; a secure ice area for children every Sunday at sea; an ice school of more than 200 members, supervised by a qualified instructor; various entertainment shows and galas and a bar with a meeting room; birthdays are also organized. The rink can accommodate 1500 spectators.
Mulhouse
  • Ferrette swimming pool

    Ferrette swimming pool

  • Ferrette swimming pool

    Ferrette swimming pool

FOLLOWING GOVERNMENTAL DIRECTIVES, THE POOL WILL BE CLOSED AS OF FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30TH AND UNTIL FURTHER ORDER.

Completely renovated in 2018, the new Ferrette swimming pool has a retractable roof in summer, a 25m sports pool, a paddling pool, a fun pool (counter-current, water jets, bubble bench …), Large green spaces. A “Well-Being” area is also accessible with sauna, hammam.

Ferrette
  • Les Rives de l'Ill swimming pool

    Les Rives de l'Ill swimming pool

  • Les Rives de l'Ill swimming pool

    Les Rives de l'Ill swimming pool

Following government directives, the pool will remain closed until further notice

25-meter 5-line pool, learning pool and relaxation area (sauna, hammam, spa). Swimming courses and lessons, aquagym, aquabike, baby swimmers. 

Tagolsheim
  • City of Ferrette

    City of Ferrette

  • City of Ferrette

    City of Ferrette

Discover the game of the legend of the Dwarfs of Ferrette in the mobile application "On the Treasure Trail of Alsace"! Free, available on iPhone and Android, this fun application lists many tourist and recreational routes in the four corners of Alsace.

With the game of the legend of the Dwarves of Ferrette, find your way thanks to the indications given over the stages, answer questions, reconstruct important pieces on the screen of your smartphone ... To unearth treasures and perhaps, get a reward at the end of the game! Discover this small medieval town nestled in the first foothills of the Alsatian Jura ... This town with a prestigious past will charm you with its narrow and romantic paths which lead to the haughty ruins of the Château de Ferrette and the famous Grotte des Dains!

To download the application, several possibilities: directly in the Appstore or the PlayStore (search for "On the trail of the treasures of Alsace" and download the application), or on your mobile browser via this link

http://goo.gl/T27ztB

(then download the application).

It's your turn !
Ferrette
Discover the Secret des Sundgauviens game in the mobile application "Sur la Piste des Trésors d'Alsace"! Free, available on iPhone and Android, this fun application lists many tourist and recreational routes in the four corners of Alsace.

Find your way thanks to the directions given throughout the steps, answer questions, piece together important pieces on the screen of your smartphone ... to find treasures and perhaps get a reward at the end of the game! Discover the city of Altkirch, capital of Sundgau, thanks to the game!

To download the application, several possibilities: directly in the Appstore or the PlayStore (search for "On the trail of the treasures of Alsace" and download the application), or on your mobile browser via this link

http://goo.gl/T27ztB

(then download the application).

It's your turn !
Altkirch
About twenty minutes by TER Alsace from Saint-Louis station. The Basel Zoo, one of the most popular excursions, is definitely worth a visit.
In summer, the park invites you to stroll outdoors and in winter you can observe the animals up close in their respective buildings. Those who are interested in the seabed will discover in the vivarium many maritime species.
One of the highlights of the zoo is undoubtedly the recently built "Gamgoas" lion enclosure and the recently opened monkey house.
Basel
 

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